Most of the first half works toward a tense, twisted display of the exploitation of women. Unfortunately is dropped for thoughtless and inhumane violence which is a contrast to the original movie. Flat and repulsive. Avoid.
Gets better and better.
A clever celebration of two of the most iconic slasher franchises.
Meshes the worlds of Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street in a way I'd never expect to see. You actually get teenagers who are tolerable to watch and carry weight to Jason and Freddy's story and eventual showdown. Fast paced, bloody, fun, some really effective scary scenes, stylistic direction, and a showdown so damn good you'll gladly throw logic out the…
As others complain about the Michael Bay-isms in Pain & Gain, I feel these Michael Bay-isms actually add to the movie and play a pivotal role in the film's success. Unlike in Bay's other films (in which I mostly detest), his style actually fits Pain & Gain in a natural and authentic manner. It captures the nastiness and the shallowness of Miami and its people. The aesthetic, the slow motion, and everything we've come to expect from "Mr. Hollywood" Michael Bay oozes…