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HELLOOO!!! This movie is WICKED awesome, as my Boston compadres would say. I was totally engrossed in the story, which is actually like two stories combined into one. It starts when two friends are engaged in a drug rehab style intervention where one of them is addicted to crystal meth. The other one is trying to do his best to get the addict to understand what kind of demons the drug awakens in him...until some REAL demons actually show up and start to threaten the lives of the two main characters. The thing I enjoyed best about this movie was how suspenseful it was and how you just totally forgot you were watching a movie. It all felt so real, almost like a doc**entary, but much more interesting and cinematic. I think that on the whole the writer-director Justin Benson should get a lot of notices for the awesome show he put up. It really is a feat of amazing storytelling.
Even though I had reservations about this movie because I had heard it was about a man who is addicted to crystal meth (and I think we've seen enough crystal meth plotlines thanks to Breaking Bad and other cable TV shows) this turned out to be a surprisingly good movie. For one, I think it really showed young people how abusing drugs can cause their health and their lives to take a dangerous turn for the worse. Then, when things become more scary because of the horror element of the story, it gets to be really thrilling. I especially enjoyed all of the backstory related to Native American folklore. I think this movie is destined to become a cult classic and people will probably watch it because they heard it was good from a friend or an acquaintance. The two men that star in the movie I have never seen before but both of them played their parts to the hilt. Great job, guys!
Crystal Meth is big business, in both reality and fantasy. If you’re tired of everyone you know telling you to watch Breaking Bad because it’s “the best show ever on television”, then you might want to take a peek at the surprisingly intriguing new film from directors Justin Benson and Aaron Scott Moorhead, Resolution.
Written by Benson, the movie combines the current public fascination with crystal meth and ties it to the horror genre in ways that you think would be cheesy but are actually quite compelling. The movie starts off when a young man named Mike (Peter Ciella) stages an intervention for his meth addicted friend Chris (Vinny Curran). He thinks that the biggest obstacle with be getting Chris to come to terms with what meth has done to him.
Instead, it turns out, the abandoned cabin where the intervention is being staged is haunted . . . by some sort of demonic spirit that makes crystal meth addiction look like a sojourn through the Garden of Eden.
The movie works so well because its makers know that this is not a story about addiction any more than Erin Brockovich was a movie about water pollution. This is a movie that takes every horror film cliché, holds it up to be examined and often ridiculed, and then smashes expectations by retrenching itself to those very same clichés. It gets confusing, but that’s part of the fun.
It’s kind of like being on crystal meth. Kind of.
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