Thursday, April 18, 2013

FILM REVIEW: Sexy Evil Genius



Sexy Evil Genius is a 2013 Thriller directed by Shawn Piller and starring Katee Sackhoff, Seth Green and Michelle Trachtenburg. Shawn has previously worked on Haven and Greek.


WHY I CHECKED IT OUT
Michelle Trachtenburg, Seth Green and Katee Sackhoff what more reasons could someone need with cult favourite actors from Buffy and BSG. However it doesn’t stop there when you also throw in a nice intricate back story and a very unique thriller about a VERY unique young woman.

WHAT I THOUGHT
I found this to be a really exciting film. I really didn’t know what to expect from a video release which in the past always tended to be mean badly made and cheap looking. I think though in the last five years or so the quality of so called Video release films has gotten so much better.

Onto the film itself, I would call it a smart thriller something that goes in the middle of a range between Smokin’ Aces and Ordinary Suspects, skilfully combining comedy elements with a thriller that keeps you guessing.

The flashbacks are handled very well and this is coming from someone who despises them. You should have seen me suffer through Lost and the first season of Once Upon A Time but the flashbacks on Sexy Evil Genius are brief and to the point and actually support the plot instead of serving as so much pointless filler.

I am beginning to develop a real liking for these single scene films; it makes the films much more dependent on exploring the characters within. The characters are all very interesting and we spend perhaps the first half of the film learning about the ex partners of the Sexy Evil Genius and see how different they are.

There is not a lot more that I can tell you about what takes place without spoiling things for you and I definitely want to save the twists and turns for you to enjoy yourself. Sexy Evil Genius is a great film for a night in with enough to keep you thinking for awhile after which in the end is one of the few things you can ask for from a film.

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