Dig Two Graves (2017)

Director: Hunter Adams

Writer: Hunter Adams, Jeremy Phillips (Screenplay)

Starring: Ted Levine, Samantha Isler, Danny Goldring, Troy Ruptash, Rachael Drummond

 

Plot: After her brother’s tragic death a young girl meets three men who claim they can bring her brother back to life.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Very Slow

 

Story: Dig Two Graves starts as we follow Jake (Isler) and her brother heading to a quarry to take on the big dive into the water, but Jake backs out of jumping and her brother dies, time passes and the family has started to move on but Jake gets a visit from three men led by Wyeth (Ruptash) who offers her a chance to bring her brother back.

Jake’s grandfather Sheriff Waterhouse (Levine) tries to protect her from who visited her but soon she is drawn to learn the truth about whether her brother can be bought back from the dead or not.

 

Thoughts on Dig Two Graves

 

Characters – Jake is like any teenage girl that loses a sibling suddenly, she wants them back which leads her down a dark path with a cult like group offering to return him. Sheriff Waterhouse is the grandfather of Jake, he has a past which has shown him class with the group before and knows not to let Jake near them.

PerformanceTed Levine is the big name in this movie, he does his best to make it work but seeing his character in two ages just doesn’t help us connect with his performance. Samantha does well with what she must work with but the story doesn’t focus on her character enough.

StoryThe story here is very slow, it shows us how people can hold grudges and how people must deal with grief to move on with their lives, we follow two different time periods which spends nearly 50/50 on what is going on between the two way too often, we are also left with not much happening with Jake and a lot of nothing from the Sheriff too.

Horror/MysteryThe mystery horror side of everything dives into the cult like beliefs of being able to bring the dead back but nothing is scary and you don’t get drawn to the mystery.

SettingsThe small town settings is what we know works but in the end it only seems to have a school and a creepy house in.

Special EffectsThe effects are not used much and when they are get used they come off slightly weak.

That Moment That Annoyed Me Mixed time lines is annoying.

Tagline – A young girl’s obsession with her brother’s death leads her on a nightmarish journey where she is faced with a deadly proposition to bring him back.

Final ThoughtsToo much jumping between the times to make a storyline make sense in what would have easily just been a standard horror mystery.

 

Overall: Been here seen that.

Rating

 

 

The Simpsons Challenge Season 4 Episode 6 – Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie

The Simpsons Challenge

Season 4

Episode 6 – Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie

Couch Gag – This time the sofa turns into an inflatable but it deflates with the family sitting on it.

Plot SynopsisMrs. Krabappel, tells Marge and Homer about the things Bart has been doing, and Homer decides to punish him.; Bart is unable to see Itchy & Scratchy movie.

What is going on reallyWe start with a mock of Star Trek with the 12th instalment mocking the aged actors too. When Homer and Marge attend a parent teacher meeting, they learn that Lisa is brilliant student and Bart is still getting worse behaved, while this is happening Bart is causing chaos at home taking Grandpa Simpson’s false teeth.

Homer and Marge decide to be stricter with Bart and after his latest stunt they ban him from watching the new Itchy and Scratchy movie. This proves to be the ultimate punishment that does teach Bart about responsibility but also shows how a cartoon movie is considered as big as the moon landing.

Star Character

Bart Simpson

Final ThoughtsThis is an importantly character building lesson for Bart as he needs to learn not to misbehave or he will miss a big moment in his childhood, we get a clever joke and guest appearances in the movie who are in fact people who appeared in the Simpson in previous seasons. I do wonder how they just make Bart a brat in this episode rather than a clever prankster to which we have come to know. we also get a future laugh about Soylent Green and how you will need qualification to take part get a job.

Rating 3/5