Central Park (2017) Movie Review


Director: Justin Reinsilber

Writer: Justin Reinsilber (Screenplay)

Starring: Justin Reinsilber, Grace Van Patten, Justiin A Davis, Deema Aitken, Ruby Modine, Guillermo Arribas

Plot: A group of teenagers hanging out after dark in Central Park are hunted down by a masked man.

Tagline – We came together, we leave together

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Central Park starts as a group of high society teenagers Leyla (Van Patten), Harold (Davis), Mikey (Aitken), Sessa (Modine), Felix (Arribas) and Donna (Samuel) head into central park for a night of drinking and smoking to escape their lives, which have been put in the spotlight because of their parent’s actions.

The night takes a dark turn when a mysterious man starts trying to pick them off in a violent nature, as they look to desperately escape central park.

Thoughts on Central Park

ThoughtsCentral Park is a horror that will see a masked killer tracking down a group of teens in Central Park as they look to escape the rampage. Now as a basic slasher, this is fun with the kills, which works, but when we look deeper into the actions, it does end up feeling too random, after giving us the deeper look at the teenagers lives, with the troubles because of their parents. It could have looked at giving us more suspects as to why the teenagers would have become targeted, instead of just random killings and while the location in Central Park does feel different, it does seem like nobody knows their way around their own local park. If you can overlook the plot which could be a lot deeper, this is an entertaining enough slasher for the fans of the genre to enjoy.

Final Thoughts Central Park Basic, tame slasher.

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After being widowed, Frank Fogle (Hawkes) reluctantly embarks on a journey to honour his wife’s last wish of spreading her ashes in a remote lake in Ireland and a promise of taking his estranged son Sean (Lerman) along for the trip. As Sean steps out of prison the last thing on his mind is a foreign road trip with his alienated father when what he needs is a fresh start in California…

After his travel plans collapse, he reluctantly accepts his father’s proposal in return for a ticket to the West Coast and a promise that they never have to see each other again. Between a disconcerting Irish wake, the surfacing of an old flame, the pick-up of a pretty hitchhiker (Bolger) and plenty of unresolved issues, the journey becomes a little more than either the father or son had bargained for.

ABC Film Challenge – Action – W – Wolves (2014) Movie Review


Director: David Hayter

Writer: David Hayter (Screenplay)

Starring: Lucas Till, Stephen McHattie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Merrit Patterson, Jason Momoa, Janet-Laine Green, Melanie Scrofano

Plot: A boy is trying to find out about his family history and stumbles upon a town of lycans.

Tagline – Unleash the beast

Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Wolves starts when Cayden Richards (Till) a high school student learns about a new set of abilities, ones that make him need to leave town, drawn to another town, one filled with werewolves, where John Tollerman (McHattie) takes him in, learning Connor (Momoa) has created a deadly pack of wolves that live in the hills, hunting, waiting for his time.

Once Cayden learns his true identity, he learns he has a place in the war between the two sides as a potential leader and game changer in the war, one that could bring peace between the sides.

Thoughts on Wolves

Characters – Cayden starts as the normal high school sports star with a perfect girlfriend, being the typical jock figure, until one game he unleashes an animal side, which sees the beginning a change in his body, forcing him to escape his home town where he is drawn to another town, one that has other werewolf figures. Cayden must learn to fight for his own position in this world, one where he could change everything. John Tollerman is the man that took Cayden in, he knows his history and knows that he could help them end the war between both sides. Connor is the leader of a deadly pack of werewolves that hunts in the hills where he is waiting for his chance to take power and run riot over the area, he is feared by many because they know he will kill people that cross him. Angelina is the local bartender who holds the key to what everyone is fighting for

PerformancesLucas Till in the leading role is strong and will keep us engaged with the ever changing character through the film, Stephen McHattie brings the calm, cool delivery of the bigger picture, while Jason Momoa brings the imposing figure that will dominate the screen.

StoryThe story here follows a teenager that learns that he is in fact a werewolf and an important part of a battle between two packs. This does bring a different approach to the werewolf genre, instead of focusing on the slow transformation, we are looking at the full pack mentality, much like how we have seen vampires get done in the past. We do see the traditional story of one person needing to learn their place in the world suddenly. The gang mentality works too, with seeing how both sides have their own story, even if the main story does look for an extra twist.

Action/HorrorThe action is in the film does give us over the top fights, which uses the expected abilities of werewolves, only for the horror to be more about the potential ritual situation.

SettingsThe film uses the small town setting to show how the locals could make this battle happen, without anyone ever looking into the truth.

Special EffectsThe effects in the film are the weakest part of the film, because when the characters talk, they look completely out of place.

Scene of the Movie – Final fight.

That Moment That Annoyed Me – The talking in wolf mode.

Final Thoughts This is an entertaining werewolf movie that is filled with plenty of action and show the deadly nature of the werewolves in the world.