johnlink ranks MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D (2009)

I’ve been ranking an inordinate amount of horror movies this year. I didn’t think I watched this many. But hey, I guess I do.

I say MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D because I was curious enough about the Dolby 3D in a live action horror film to check it out. That, and when I went into the theater, it was the next thing playing.

It’s the story of a miner who kills people.

I saw MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D (2009) in the theater on 1.28.09. It was my first viewing of the film.

NOTE: THIS RANKING UTILIZES THIS SITE’S ORIGINAL SYSTEMIC ARTICLE WRITING METHOD. THE METHOD BY WHICH THE RANKINGS WERE ARRIVED AT, HOWEVER, REMAINS THE SAME.

FILM

It only gets as high of a score because it effectively used 3D for for the betterment of its purpose. I haven’t jumped so many times at a horror flick in awhile. In 2D, this movie would be a throwaway. Oh, and although it did not effect my ranking at all, it was cool to see the bridge that collapsed in MOTHMAN PROPHECIES is still standing. I guess they used the same town to film both movies. SCORE: 5

MOVIE

Again, more enjoyable because of the 3D aspect. It would be half this score in 2D. I did find the murder scenes repetitive and obvious. The end had me guessing for about 5 minutes, so I’ll give it that. SCORE: 6

ACTING

3D does not help bad acting. SCORE: 3

WRITING

3D does not help formulaic, bad writing. Plus, minus points for not giving any good lines to Tom Atkins of NIGHT OF THE CREEPS fame. SCORE: 3

BONUS

I do have to recognize that the movie is groundbreaking in that it is the first to effectively use this new generation 3D throughout an entire full-length horror flick. I’m giving it a bonus point for that, even though there were some issues. There was a bit of a tendency to use 3D tricks, taking the audience out of the room a little, and reminding them it was a movie. Also, long shots sometimes  looked like models. I’m not sure if they were or not, but that was the feeling I got. I do have to give MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D props for some of the effective scares. When the eyeball comes at you, you aren’t expecting it. That’s all I’ll say. SCORE: 1

FINAL TALLY

FILM: 5;  MOVIE: 6;  ACTING: 3; WRITING: 3; BONUS: 1

5+6+3+3+1 = 18

FINAL SCORE: 4.5

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~ by johnlink00 on January 28, 2009.

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