An insight on Ginger Snaps Back : The Beginning Review

Well I have been meaning to see this movie for quite some time. I saw Ginger Snaps 2 and really did enjoy it. I do not want to call it an indie movie, but we definitely can not call it a big budget mainstream film. With Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning it is an interesting spin on the second  one. For some reason we are thrown back into the 18th century where werewolves are besieging a trade fort where adventurers have setup a trade post and are trading goods.

I should say that I have not seen the first Ginger Snaps so I have missed 25% of the overall trilogy so it could be quite logical for all I know to be thrown from modern day to the 18th century. The movie premise I have pretty much explained, it is about Ginger, Bridgitte and The Hunter, their battles with werewolves, and how their lives are all interlinked. Overall the movie didnt quite appeal to me as much as Ginger Snaps 2 did, but it was still a good movie. The thing I really like about these films is their use of subtleness to make a good movie.

Let me explain this a bit. I absolutely hate when movies go over the top with gore and effects just to try and make a point. In the Ginger Snaps movies ( that I have seen, 2 and 3 ) the effects are done in such a fashion to leave something to your imagination, the wolves are not overly used, and when you do see them it is typically from a shadow, or from one angle only that you can only make out bits and pieces. Some would accuse this of being a poor budget, but to me this is creative use of direction and props. Very nicely done. Another thing that I really loved was the subtle use of facial features, their are times where you hit rewind on the dvd to catch what you think was a blink, when in fact it was the retinue of the eye being soaked with a blood effect. VERY cool.

Ginger Snaps 3 is not likely going to appeal to mainstream horror fans who like boxed candy, but for those who like a movie with some depth and great effects, you will enjoy this movie. The acting in this movie was pretty good, The Hunter Character was played very well and the overall feel of the movie was consistent throughout the film. Overall I give this movie an 8 out of 10. I will go out and buy Ginger Snaps the first movie and see if this helps me understand this third one better.


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