Last House on the Left (2009) uncut Review
Written by: ragXdoll
***It's the last house on the left if case you forgot.***
I sat down with this movie with great expectations. Heard a lot of nasty comments about this movie and of course has heard about a scene of the movie which made some people actually go as far as leaving the theater. The first five minutes set the tone for our it was mostly going to be. The first murder was rather harsh but yet not gruesome. The raoe scene was more then expected and detailed to booth.
The shots of the movie were amazing. The little town where it all happends, the lake where Mary will take what could clearly be her last swim, the woods all seemed to fall perfectly into place.
The movie starts in a cop car with two policemen and one guy in the back. An ambush soon stops them and the cops barely have time to catch their breaths before they are killed.
The story then follow young girl Mary who is on vacation with her parents. During a day out with her friend Paige; the two girls met up with a young looking male who also happends to have been part of the family trio of killers from the start of the movie. The two girls decides to stay with Justin and smoke joints. Things are going along great untill the trio come back to the appartment. Now they are stuck with two young girls who know too much. Now what to do? Against all odds, Krug decides to teach responsability to his son Justin. The trio plus son plus both girls are off for a drive in the woods. A car accident give an open door for the girls to run away, which will only lead to a run into the woods. Even thought this happends in pure day light it gave me chills.
But of course the rest was still to follow and it could only get worst from there. Seeing a father trying to force his own son to perform any tip of sexual acts of a young un willing girl was enough to leave a taste of bile in my mouth. Even thought i had heard of the rape scene and thought i had been ready for it, it was more then i could handle. The scene seemed to last for hours while i tried to hold my breath. Even the shot of the after rape seems to be burned in my mind.
After shooting Mary during her swim and leave Paige to her death in the woods, the four of them go to the closest house the could find, Mary`s house of course. Her parents take them in, give them shelter and aid. The storm forces Collingwood to offer a night in to our strange group. It is also during this storm that Mary emerges from the lake and drags herself over to her summer house, while Justin falls face to face with a picture of the blonde he just watch his father rape. Against what knows would be best for his family survival he leave the necklace that Mary’s brother gave to her so long ago.
From then on the fight is on. The Collingwood know who are currently living in their guest house. The fight between the two clans was intense for the short moment it lasted. The ``death ``of Krug strike me also as funny and i almost expected the parents to give themselves a high five for their awsome team work.
Character wise i couldn’t help but feel sory for Justin, you can clearly see he doesn’t believes in his father way of thinking but at the same time he is afraid of him. His character was lovable and like somone you would want to protect. He is also the one that left a necklace for the mother to figure out what happend to her daughter.
Mary is the girl who will not let anything take way her will to live, fight, or swim. She is strong like we haven’t seen in a while. Even thought she isn’t the one fighting for justice; her will to keep on living was touching.
The Collingwood thought they strike me as caring parents were unprepare to deal with such a situation. Their attack on the others were weak as if they had no idea where to strike. Not that we can blame them but the scene with the dish water was rather amusing.
As for Krug; Well he was just painful to watch not because the acting was bad but it was so strongly believable that it was hard to remember that this was actually just an actor playing a role on the big screen.
I’d say this was a great and awesome movie, yet not for the fainted heart.