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P2 (DVD) Very good Horror/Thriller
Member Name: Palmer89
Advantages: Acting, Plot, Location
Disadvantages: Not really any
P2 is a film starring Wes Bentley (better known to me as Ricky in American Beauty) as Tom, a parking attendant and Rachel Nichols as a businesswoman in an office building somewhere in Toronto, the film takes place entirely in the parking lot, p2 being one of the 4 levels of the parking lot and the same level that Angela is captured by the parking attendant...
The film is fully shot within the parking lot, bar the opening few minutes inside the office building, this I think give the film a certain edge and a very good sense of not being able to get away, all gates are shut, locked or chained, there is no exit for Angela who has been chained to the table and dressed up for a nice christmas dinner with Thomas.
The story follows on from this moment as Angela tries to find means of escape, perhaps that won't be as easy as first thought though (although maybe I was the only one that thought she could just smash through the office building windows and explain later that she was being kept hostage by a psycopath?)
The actors are very good in this film, in fact Wes Bentley on the 2 films I have now seen him in has been brilliant in both and make me wonder why he hasn't been in much more, he plays the innocent creepy guy extremley well in both this and American Beauty, although in this he turns a little for the worse despite his innocence of the first half an hour or so. The fact he's being nice to Angela throughout the ordeal is creepy and sadistic in itself.
I did like the plot, I do like films that are a little different and I like very much psycholoical horror/thrillers which I guess this kind of is, more so a horror/thriller which is also a great like of mine, so to combine the 2 worked well for someone like me, there was a few genuine scary bits and quite a few suspense and tense moments with alot of creepiness thrown into the mix.
Obvious if every film was shot in the same location (I also love Phonebooth) it would get a little boring, but every now and then it works very well, P2 is a fairly unknown film as far as I am aware but it's easily one of the best thriller/horrors in the past few years, the fact there's little or no special effects adds something to this film, special effects in horrors for me are a no no, it makes everything less scary, this film having none of that, no means of escape and a real life location/situation in a dark parking lot adds to the tension, scaryness and creepiness which makes, for me, this a very good, albeit not 5* worthy, film.
Summary: If you're a fan of horrors or thrillers, you should like this