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My Bloody Valentine 3D

My Bloody Valentine 3D: Silly Horror Film in 3D

  • Jaime KingJensen Ackles...
  • HorrorMystery & Suspense
  • Patrick Lussier
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Omar Atef
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My Bloody Valentine 3D: Silly Horror Film in 3D

In a
small town called Harmony, Tom Hanniger (Ackles) is a coal miner who accidentally
causes a tragic accident in a tunnel, leaving five men dead and the only
survivor, Harry Warden (Walters), in a permanent coma. Exactly one year after
the accident, on Valentine’s Day, Harry wakes up thirsty for revenge. So he
brutally murders twenty-two people with a pickaxe.

Exactly ten years later, Tom returns to Harmony still haunted by the deaths
that he caused. He tries to forget his past while trying to deal with the fact
that his ex-girlfriend Sarah (King) is now married to his best friend Axel
(Smith), who also happens to be the town sheriff. That night, after years of
silence, his worst nightmare comes true; as Harry hunts them down one by one.

As usual,
the storyline exists purely to justify the brutal slashing scenes that continue
till the very last minute of the film. For a change, the main character feels
threatened from the start; Tom’s haunting thoughts keep audiences on edge and
apprehensive of what is inevitably to follow.

As
expected with slasher films, the film’s young cast are not the most talented
actors. The characters are simply scripted and one-dimensional; but you’re not
watching this film for Oscar-worthy performances. Ackles is annoyingly
frightened from start to finish, which could make some audience members start
rooting for the killer after the first half hour. Smith plays the tough guy character
boringly by swearing a lot and looking to pick a fight whenever he can. King is
thrown in as the love interest and has barely anything to add to the film. The
best performance is that of Walters, who plays Harry with just enough
conviction to be creepy despite having zero lines. Yet again, most people tend
to ignore the plot and performances as long as the killings start, which can be
understandable.

The good
part about this film is that it’s shot in 3D. The 3D effects make the blood,
explosions and even the pickaxe are all dramatically fly out of the screen at our
faces for the first time. Bearing in mind that this film was made in 2009 before
Avatar, the 3D effects are fine, but
not as advanced as they are today. In fact, the 3D effects save the film in a
big way; horror fans are in for a new and different experience.

My Bloody Valentine 3D is a silly horror film, but it’s meant to
be that way; so why not enjoy it in 3D as well? Leave your brains at the doors,
put on your 3D glasses, and get ready for mindless gore.

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The film was made into a haunted house at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights.

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