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Nine Dead (DVD)
Member Name: tlmartin
Nine Dead (DVD)
Advantages: An entertaining movie
Disadvantages: none really
This movie is a novel idea and a generally good film. The story doesn't require you to think too much, but it does allow you to start making predictions as it goes on. When I watched the movie, I was not bored, I actually quite enjoyed it, however it is not one I would go out and buy, but it is well worth watching.
The movie focuses on the premise of 9 individuals having to discover why they are there, and 1 being killed every 10 minutes until they work it out. The movie in total lasts 98 minutes, which when you take the introductory scene of catching the 9 individuals, and the instructions being given, plus a pause between each death and of cause the credits, means this movie works at a very quick pace. Although you are wrapped in the suspense that the 10 minutes of discussion does seem longer as they try and work out why they are all here. This I found kept me entertained for the whole movie.
Story (May contain spoilers)
9 people wake up in a room, all tied up and all wondering who each other are. A masked man enters and tells them that they are all connected, and not only that they need to work out why they are here and how they are connected. He then informs them that they have 10 minutes and every 10 minutes he will come back and kill 1 of them at random until they can tell him the answer.
This is where the problem comes, some of them know a couple of the people in the room, but don't want to say. Some of them have done things they are ashamed of and don't want to admit it to the others, some of them can't speak English. This causes a lot of wasted time and accusations while all 9 try to discover what it is they are all connected by, to hopefully not be one of the random deaths.
The acting is pretty good, it is quite believable that these are 9 random people all whom have woken up in a room with 8 others without knowing why they are there. The movie really only focuses on 10 characters that the actors portray very well, and to be fair this movie requires acting to carry it, as it is all generally set in 1 room and they are pretty well restrained during this entire movie.
The only real special effects are the death scenes where people are shot, otherwise none are really needed to carry this movie off, as it is set generally in 1 room with these 10 people talking (which of cause the number of people decreases every 10 minutes)
Overall I thought this was a good movie, that kept me fully entertained for the full 98 minutes. This is quite impressive considering the whole movie was practically set in 1 room with only 10 characters. While this is not a movie I would go out and buy for my permanent movie collection, it is certainly worth watching if it is on Sky or you're looking for a movie to rent. If I was after a movie to watch one night I would quite happily pick this again if it was available.
This movie is definately for those that like movies that focus on individuals, and human nature, rather than special effects explosion and action.
Summary: An enjoyable movie if you like one that focuses on individuals personalities