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Awaken (A Perfect Vacation)

Published in A
Sunday, 22 February 2015 10:42
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    Islanders learn how to Kope.

  • Starring

    Edward Furlong, Vinnie Jones, Daryl Hannah, Natalie Burn, Jason London, Robert Davi, Michael Paré, David Keith, Christa Campbell, Michael Copon, Augie Duke, Benny Urquidez

  • Directed by

    Mark Atkins

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, pursued, neck-snapped, punched, pushed, slapped, kicked, stomped, elbowed, kneed, stabbed, hit with objects, arm-snapped, bitten/attacked by sharks, karate-chopped, tasered, head-locked, drugged, head-butted, slashed, choked, bitten, neck-sliced. Hand-to-hand combat, shootouts. A woman trips and is paralysed. Sparring practise. Yelling, arguing. Soiled chair/bucket seen (torture assumed). Missing persons, war in Afghanistan, strangling, robbery mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Corpse on gurney with post-op slicing wound. Snapping bones, ear sliced off, sliced/slashed neck. Bloody mouth/neck/shoulder/forehead/instruments/objects/wounds/chest/eyebrow. Blood in water, pooling blood. Organs (including eyes) in jars, objects protruding from skin. Hypodermic needle/syringe, medical instruments seen. Patient on hospital gurney, IV drips. Organ donation/harvesting, biliary artresia mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, ogling. Bare chest (female), skimpy clothing, cleavage, woman in underwear. Cuddling naked mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug (sedative assumed) injected. Alcohol (beer, spirits). Bar setting. Smoking. Drinking tequila, slipping something in one's drink, using heroin, possession (heroin/cocaine) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Organ harvesting, human trafficking, abduction, survival, trust, escape, losing a child, grief, betrayal, revenge, sisters.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased child, deceased sister. Missing sister, deceased mother, deceased father mentioned. Prison setting. Waterfall, full moon, campfire. Sharks. Brief Spanish language (no subtitles). Alternative title is A Perfect Vacation.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    (tbc)

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (tbc)

Escape Plan

Published in E
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 05:27
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Corrections centres.

  • Starring

    Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Faran Tahir, Amy Ryan, Sam Neill, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, Matt Gerald, 50 Cent

  • Directed by

    Mikael Håfström

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (including point blank range), shot at, punched repeatedly, stabbed repeatedly, tasered, headbutted, hit with objects, beaten, kidnapped, held at gunpoint, incarcerated, restrained, kicked repeatedly, body-slammed, impaled, tortured, near-drowned (waterboarding variant), sleep deprived, tormented, thrown, near-choked, slapped, dragged, caught on fire, blindfolded. Flooding, mass panic, mob fighting, threatening language. Explosions, sparks, burning objects, air raid, smoke canisters. Masked men. Bombs manufacture mentioned. Screaming, yelling, raised voices. Blood/gore: Corpses, high body count. Bloody head, bloody faces, bloody knuckles, bloody hand, bloody bullet wounds, open wound, pool of blood, bruising. Needles seen entering skin, wound-cleaning, stitching. Skin sliced open, object removed from skin. Breaking bones heard.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Drawing of a nude bottom. Cleavage. Sexual hand gesture and innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man is injected with an unknown sedative, a man is drugged with (assumed) chloroform. Alcohol (spirits). Smoking. Opium dealing, clotting powder mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words (frequent), s-words, a-words, cr*p, name-calling, slang for genitals. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals, non-whites. Prison guard, prisoner, CIA, gender stereotypes. Biblical references, religious exclamations, prayer. Obscene finger gestures. Vegetarian joke.

  • THEMES

    Incarceration, maximum security, surveillance, planning, prison escapes, tracking, architecture, teamwork, torture, sleep deprivation, betrayal, The Hippocratic Oath, ethics, code-breaking, political prisoners, bureaucracy, wrongful accusation, plotting, timing, plan B, sadism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother, deceased wife, deceased son mentioned. Prison, solitary confinement settings. Medical procedures (blood pressure, examination, wound-cleaning, injections), toilet. Helicopters, plane, butterflies (lepidoptery), camel. Fear of the dark mentioned. Licking, spitting, vomiting. Brief foreign languages (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Amusing, watchable, fun, old-school, shameless, enjoyable, likeable, escapist, brawny. Cheesy fun, good cast, good tonal balance, climactic finale, good fight choreography, decent CGI, good chemistry between Stallone and Schwarzenegger.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Stupid, overlong, ridiculous, predictable, silly, archaic, lame. Flawed logic, implausible narrative, little character development, takes itself too seriously, action is poorly staged, clumsy subplots, lags in the middle, flat set design, tacky style, unnecessary backstory, hackneyed ending.