Sunday, October 27, 2013

Movie Review: "Twixt" (2011)

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Movie: "Twixt"
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Year: 2011
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 hour, 28 minutes

Horror novelist Hall Baltimore (Val Kilmer) goes to a small town for an autograph signing. There is something very strange about the town, mainly the fact that the town's clock tower has seven faces, none of which show the same time. He meets the towns sheriff LaGrange (Bruce Dern), who is a fan of his, and has an idea for a novel based on vampires. Desperate for a new book and money, Hall takes the sheriff up on his offer to write his story. Hall begins seeing a mysterious vampire named V (Elle Fanning) in his dreams and must piece together what's going on.

Francis Ford Coppola, what U doin'????????

This movie resembles a David Lynch film, not to a Coppola one. The plot makes no sense and really doesn't have any direction. It jumps all over the place between "dream sequences" (at least we think they were dream sequences...). Despite the plot not making any sense, the end of the movie seemed predictable.

It looks like Coppola was trying to be artistic or experimental, and for us, it was a failure. He only makes movies that please himself now, so he has every right to try experimental pieces, but we probably won't go looking for them if they are anything like this weird ass movie. We hate to use the term "washed up" for the director of one of our all-time favorite movies ever made, but this was just bad. Really bad.

PS: The years have not been well to Val Kilmer. Hold off on the hair-slick, baby boy, you can thank us later.

My Rating: 3/10
BigJ's Rating: 3/10
IMDB's Rating: 4.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 31%
Do we recommend this movie: AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!

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