Friday, May 2, 2008

MOVIE: P2



ABOUT: P2 is a horror/thriller directed by Franck Khalfoun. The film is written by Alexandra Aja, Grégory Levasseur, and the director, Khalfoun; the three have worked on other genre films as well, including the 2006 remake The Hills Have Eyes. P2 was released theatrically in the United States on November 9, 2007. The name of the film comes from the parking garage level in which the film takes place.

It's Christmas Eve, and young New York executive Angela (Rachel Nichols) is the last to leave her office before heading to New Jersey for a holiday with the family. Already late, she is dismayed to find that her car won't start. The handsome, seemingly helpful garage attendant, Thomas (Wes Bentley), checks out the car for her, but to no avail. The next thing she knows, Angela wakes up in the garage office in a dress, chained to a chair, with a Christmas dinner laid out before her. Thomas has been watching her for a long time, and with everyone else gone for Christmas, he finally has her alone. Angela will have to fight with everything she has to make it through to Christmas morning.





MY REVIEW: When I first saw the trailer for P2 I thought "well this is gonna be another bad one" and I shook my head. Suspense and horror movies are the hardest to make and the fact that Hollywood churns out ones like Prom Night (unseen by me but I'm pretty sure it sucks) pisses me off. Because they know the piece of crap is a piece of crap while making it because all they really want to do is make some money, which they did. So, I thought that P2 was just gonna be another one of those, but surprisingly, it wasn't.

It's actually a very good thriller and well written, especially since the entire movie takes place in a parking garage, which I think would be a challenge to try to keep entertaining for an hour and a half but the filmmakers do. I liked the fact that the crazy killer guy wasn't over the top, that the woman in distress behaved like a woman in distress instead of screaming her head off the whole movie and I think it was filmed in the same building where Patrick Bateman worked in American Psycho, well, the office building scenes anyway.

P2 is actually a good movie and not like what the trailer tries to show you. Also, never call a woman the C-word as it good get you into a lot of trouble.


MY RATING: 6 OUT OF 10


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