Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
When terror is at your doorstep. You can run. Or you can fight.
Kyle (Nicholas Cage) and Sarah Miller (Nicole Kidman) have it all: a huge gated house on the water, fancy cars, and the potential for romance in their relationship. He's just back from a business trip (he brokers diamonds) and their teen daughter Avery (Liana Liberato) is sneaking out to a party, when four thugs in security uniforms and ski masks stage a home invasion. They want what's in the safe: cash and diamonds. As Kyle stalls them, trying to negotiate for Sarah's freedom, the fault lines in Kyle and Sarah's marriage and the pasts of the four robbers come into play. Is there room here for heroism?
Review In A Nutshell:
Panic Room did it much better.
Who takes their junkie girlfriend on a trip to burgle a house, anyway? That's just asking for trouble.
So I watched this for long enough to confirm that, yes, Nicolas Cage and Ben Mendelssohn have a big angry face-off, and yes, it's pretty fun. It's quite near the start, too, because in defiance of all confined-location-thriller logic this starts off volcanically shouty and riddled with whip-pans, and then stays on that level until you get bored of it. Cage does at least get a camp classic of a line later on - he has to use the phrase "filthy lusts" in a sentence, which is hard to imagine sounding natural coming from anyone, let alone Nicolas Cage - and that's…
I could write a review about how this movie is disappointing but survives because it has a lot of talent in it.
But then I'd be telling a lie. It's just a mediocre bunch of crap.
Open it so we can all die, 'cause I don't give a fuck anymore!
Friends know that I'm a big fan of Nicole Kidman. I understand her critics and I might even agree on most of what she's even criticized for, but regardless my fondness for the Aussie actress is stronger then ever. And really that's how it should be. If you have a favorite actor or actress don't let popular opinion interfere with that... unless you're a fan of Katherine Heigl, then you can just go fuck yourself.
With that said, God Almighty this is a train wreck. It's films like this that make me wonder if Joel Schumacher suffers from multiple personalities. It's almost impossible to…
There once was a jolly ol' Joel
Who buried Batman deep in a hole
And now with ol' Nic and Nicole
He may have robbed me of my soul
All the twists are predictable and contrived, also the pace is very uneven what makes it feel very long.
Usually what makes good home invasion movies work is interesting reactions from the characters, smart decisions and tense interactions. For all of this you need smart characters, however, everyone in Trespass is a moron.
Review In A Nutshell:
Panic Room did it much better.
How Did This Get Made? #43
Twist after twist after twist after fucking twist. It just wouldn't stop. Everybody was trying to out-crazy the others with their performance.
Direct-to-dvd garbage that wants to be like Panic Room but fails. And I'm not saying Panic Room was very good. Looks like the actors in Trespass are just going through the motions, looking to collect a paycheck. I wouldn't recommend this one.
A home invasion movie that turns into an hour and a half of characters pointing guns at each other and never pulling the trigger. Nicolas Cage has a moment of his craziness and then his character disappears. He is shot twice, has his hand broken, and survives. It never wants to end either.
Ein 90-minütiger Home Invasion Thriller, den der 71-jährige Joel Schumacher mit Nicolas Cage und Nicole Kidman drehte, sozusagen THE DESPERATE HOURS a la Schumacher.
Der Film kommt ernsthaft und ohne Ironie daher und gibt vor, gemäß der Genre Regeln zu spielen. In Wahrheit führt er die Regeln ad absurdum und pulverisiert das Genre, bis nichts mehr übrig bleibt. TRESPASS taucht uns in ein Universum der Dummheit. Jede Person in diesem Film ist dumm, handelt dumm, triff dumme Entscheidungen, und der Zuschauer versteht nicht, warum sich die Personen so verhalten, wie sie sich verhalten. Dazu kommen dumme Rückblenden, die nichts oder wenig erklären. Die Bösewichte in diesem Film handeln so dumm, dass einem der Atem stockt. Der von Nicolas Cage gespielte…
Watch this movie! IT IS RIDICULOUS! The entire time, I sat there thinking how this was allowed to be a movie.
Had a 2/5 on Netflix, so was not expecting it to be very good. I was pleased to find that this was a really good, underrated movie. I watched it from start to finish without the need to fast forward any part. It was start to finish action. With enough tension and twists to keep you watching. Would even watch this again...
The Trespass Drinking Game!
Take a drink every time there's a whip pan. Congratulations, you're dead. Wait that's not fun game.
Better idea: take a drink every time there's some kind of twist or reveal. Nope, very dead.
How about you take a drink every time someone gets away only to be caught again within a minute. IMMINENT DEATH!
Okay, every time two male characters get their faces close enough that it seems like they're about to makeout? DEADER THAN DEAD!
Each time characters are just about to kill another only to be stopped at the last second? DEEEEEEEEEEEAD!
Fuck it. Just drink until you black out. You won't miss much.
A list of films where the location manager could take a nice holiday. Suggestions welcome.
What comes below one star? Those films that are so bad you never see them, don't watch the trailers, avert…