Frontier(s) 2008 Review
Written by: Gardenofstone10
Being a former Blockbuster employee, I feel it still my responsibility to let people know this before they watch it...this is a foreign movie. It's French. If you cannot speak French or are illiterate, well, don't know what to tell you, SOL, buddy.
Our movie starts off in some kind of war I'm assuming is in France. We first get connected to Yas and Sami. Sami is gravely injured and appears to be dying. Yas is pregnant. Sami dies. Actually, very sad start to the movie, I have a feeling that the tone of unsettled stomachs will be throughout the movie. Let's see.
Of course, the strongest looking man in France is gay, lol. There are two groups of two people in our movie and, well.....luck isn't on their side. Our groups of friends, two dead, are trapped on a farm full of Nazis. Let me warn you folks, there is an intense hair cutting scene. I won't spoil the end, just one word to describe it....INTENSE
This movie is all French, the credits, language spoken, etc....but the song on the credits at the end is in English.....makes no sense to me.... All in all, fantastic flick. Very, very dark. This reminded me a lot of Hostel and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
If I could do one thing better about this picture, I would elaborate more in some spots. For instance, one of the girls in this Nazi family has messed up children that are kept in the mineshaft, treated as creatures. We see them at one point in the movie, hear about them, then see them one more time. It was a spot of the story that either needed to be cut out or, as I said, elaborated on.
I really, really enjoyed the suspense of the entire movie. It was all realistic from the violence to the family to the chances of this actually happening, it's all real. To put this in film, hopefully, will make people think twice about exploring the boonies of their country.
This is a highly recommended movie so go see it now. I'm not entirely sure if I'd buy it, but I just watched it for free on FearNet so give it a few months. Enjoy. Peace.