Tuesday, December 04, 2007

FILM REVIEW

Finally watched the 1978 movie, "I spit on your grave" a few days ago. Woman gets raped by 4 guys and proceeds to wipe out all the guys who participated in the heinous act.

As children, we all wanted to see this movie because it showed "skin" and I remember my best friend then telling me how great it was. I finally got to see it and was appalled at the bad acting and the terrible "film tricks".

I was glad when she killed them all off, their acting was that bad. She should have killed herself at the end too.

At one point, she buried an axe in the back of a guy swimming in a river. 2007 technology allowed me to slow down the dvd frames and what I first thought was the smooth white back of a swimming man was actually an expanse of yellow sand smoothened with fingers (you could see the finger marks and small puddles of water), In the days the film was made, you might have gotten away with it but today? Yet, Casablanca, a much older movie starring Humphrey Boggart and his catchphrase "Here's looking at you, kid", remains a classic because it is well thought out.

I spit on the grave of all those incompetent actors, their director and producers. Hmmpff.

13 comments:

Florida said...

never heard of it. and if it's that bad, i never want to see it.

Uzo said...

Never heard of it either...and i thought i was a regular film buff.

I did your tag meme thingy

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

lmfao... ur just terrible!!!

Phil BC said...

I've heard of the film ... but I can't say it's up there with all-time must-sees, lol.

Mamarita said...

Had to check the url again, I thot I just wrote that :)LMAO

laspapi said...

@ florida- You're not missing one of life's great moments, believe me

@ uzo- I thought you would have, uzo. You mention movies that make me wonder how you know so much.

@ Storm- I try :P

@ phil bc- It isnt Phil. You may hear of it. NEVER see it.

@ mamarita- Great minds, mamarita, great minds...

CATWALQ a.k.a LAGBA-JESS said...

I am going to assume that it is one of "ours"
Why are you spitting up and down the place?
tsk tsk tsk

Allied said...

lol.. you should have spat on the DVD (abi it is still on VHS)?

laspapi said...

@ catwa'q- That movie is American o!

laspapi said...

@ allied- Its on DVD. I contemplated your suggestion sha.

Sherri said...

i didn't care much for the acting either, i just loved that she killed all the bastards
much like the bronson film of similar plot.

Atutupoyoyo said...

I can't believe more people have not heard of this movie. It was like the ultimate taboo film back in the day. Your parents would skin you if you so much as even thought of watching it.

The bad props and incompetent acting are part of a film genre that is close to the blaxpoitation flicks of the 1970s. The blacks started it in the early 70s with movies like Foxy Brown, Coffy, Cleopatra Jones etc. They were esssentially movies shot on a shoestring budget targetting a wide urban audience. The plot (if there was one) often centred around some kind of revenge or payback. I spit on your Grave is basically white Hollywood trying to cash in on this succesful genre. It is a failure in many ways. The year it was produced is no esxcuse as Star Wars was made in that very year as well.

laspapi said...

@ sherri- you saw it too, sherri? I think I know the Bronson movie.

@ atutupoyoyo- you know your movies. Black Belt Jones was one of those Blaxpoitation films, I believe. "Spit" was so bad, the actors should have been shot at auditions.