It's a given that every February 14th, someone will air "My Bloody Valentine 3D," the remake of the 1981 horror classic. As it's not a film high on my list of must-sees, I've never sat down to watch more than the first few minutes a few years back. Well imagine my surprise when I looked up from the computer and saw Jensen Ackles on my TV, running from a pick-swinging maniac.
Holy crap, Dean Winchester has escaped "Supernatural" for the big screen.
Not only is Ackles in this movie -- best known as one half of the Winchester Brothers on the TV hit "Supernatural" -- but he landed himself a starring role in this 2009 flick. It's a fair presumption the producers were kinda familiar with his TV series which had been on about four years at that time. Which makes it all the more perplexing -- or perhaps the word I'm looking for is "shameless" -- that they didn't style him any different from his best known role, and even had him dressed similar to his "Supernatural" character. I kept expecting Jared Padalecki to pop out from somewhere.
Nice way to capitalize.
Anyway, you know how this goes: town has legend of mass murder on Valentine's Day, years pass by and stupid teens want to hang out at place of murders on tragic holiday, bloodbath ensues.
Add in some cool 3D effects to give it a contemporary twist, and you have this film.
Yes, the characters in this film are really stupid enough to make all the cliched mistakes, but on the bright side, their stupidity makes you sort of glad to see them offed, right?
Even without the 3D glasses, you can see where they catered to the format, such as the eyeball being popped out and the pick axe whirling into the car window.
C'mon folks -- this movie is in 3D and stars one of the leads of the campiest, funniest horror show on TV. You don't really think they meant for you to take this seriously, do you?
But let's face it, this is all about being silly and ogling the eye candy that is Ackles, and the girls that get naked if you're a guy. Then squeal at the blood and body parts that look like they're splattering you in 3D.
High art, it's not. And even for us connoisseurs of fine film, that's okay sometimes. Sometimes you just need a big bowl of popcorn and let your brainwaves go flatline. "My Bloody Valentine 3D" is perfect for that, on Valentine's Day and all year round.