I've unintentionally ventured into a few Ozploitation films this year - Mad Dog Morgan, Wake In Fright, The Last Wave, Walkabout - and whilst all have been brilliant in their own way, this film, although rated reasonably low, felt most accurate to my original idea of what the genre was. It had its moments with some surprisingly impressive shots, spot on Australian colloquialisms, and a bad arse looking Razorback, but unfortunately I couldn't get into it as much as I would have liked.
"I will kill you when you are in the most pain... When you're in the most pain, shivering out of fear, then I will kill you. That's a real revenge. A real complete revenge"
How's this for a plot: I Saw The Devil is a film about a secret agent who blurs the line between good and evil in order to seek revenge on the serial killer who killed his pregnant fiancee after becoming his latest kill.
Sounds like a…
"Me and my boy here, we're gonna put a whuppin' on ya!"
Long, long gone are the days of the sarcastically charismatic and charming allure of John McClane and in his place is the Ray Romano - the Everybody Loves Raymond Ray Romano - of the 'action' world - a dull, lifeless character who is incredibly annoying. There's no punchy wit anymore, no bombastic attitude. John McClane is actually just stupid in this film. There's no other way to describe…