After reading several reviews claiming this movie was sexist and what not,I was a bit reluctant to watch it;I mean,you watch a movie to have a good time,not to spoil your mood,right? So anyway,I did watch it and it deeply disturbed me. First of all,it is not sexist or against women or anything..it is based on the creepy people who get a kick out of bare-hand-naked-weapon woman-on-woman death fights. There have been similar movies in the past with men being captured and made to fight,but this one has women instead. And that makes a lot of difference.
I liked how they've shown the way these women operate when put in such depressing conditions. Inspite of all the gore and helplessness and literally,no ray of hope in any form,some women still bond and such moments make good breathers in an otherwise dark movie. Coming to the performance,I loved Zoe Bell,Rachel Nichols and the ones who play Cody,Theresa and Pheobe. Had it not been for Pheobe,the movie would lose it's dark charm.So she did well.
Overall,I wouldn't call this movie entertaining,at least for women.It is dark,brutal and very violent.Watch it for the spin in the otherwise washed out death-tournament genre and if you are not faint hearted. Also,it's a bogeyman in my collection,because I never imagined a horror without a ghost.The horror rating is justified. Watch it.
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