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Shuttle

Shuttle

Movie
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On DVD: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Grade:
A-
Running Time: 
107 Minutes
Bonus Features:

Behind the Scenes, Deletes Scenes, Casting Sessions, Trailer

Coming home from a weekend vacation two girls find themselves stranded and looking for a way to get home. Luckily for them a shuttle arrives promising to take them to their destination at half the cost. With a couple of guys in tow and a shifty family man the bus heads out but it’s a ride from hell and not everyone will make it out alive.

Okay, so this film basically begins with the same formula: idiot college types, an unknown danger, eventual but inevitable slayings. Don’t cringe just yet though. Shuttle starts off not quite as typical as the normal horror flick. You’ve got a long drawn out suspense in a small space (the shuttle of course), injuries, unknown intentions. Nothing is quite what it seems and instead of zoning in on how horrible everyone’s acting is your caught up. I was really involved in this one, and I do not, I repeat, do not get involved in horror flicks. Will those pesky kids get away? Who will be the first to die or worse be the first to get maimed and left bleeding to death the entire film? Its so engrossing because the film really never leaves the realm of logical reality.

As we reach the halfway mark there is a disturbance in the film which brings the whole level of disbelief to a crashing halt. Nothing to over the top but one actor really blows it for me. Won’t say who it is, you’ll know when you see him, but man his character was just plain annoying and clichéd. Don’t worry though, the film finds its feet again even if it never really straightens itself out. Still, when the big reveal happens, when you find out the true intentions of our mysterious evil doer, it really separates itself from the usual clichéd drink, nudity, and stupidity horror films that have plagued us for years. Worth seeing at least once, best if you can catch it on cable if this is not your thing, but not at all disappointing. Enjoy. 
 

AJ Garcia
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