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Don't let Danny Dyer put you off...
Member Name: kirstymc
Advantages: Some laugh out loud moments.
Disadvantages: Danny Dyer
I love a Brit flick but there are two words that lead me to say an immediate "no" to watching any film before even knowing what it is about and those two words are Danny and Dyer (together and in that order of course). I have nothing against Danny Glover for example - in fact I love Leathal Weapon.
That said I stumbled upon Severance on BBC3 this week and thought what the hell as there was nothing else on.
In short the film is about a group of sales people from a multinational weapons corporation who are in Hungary on a work "team building trip". They get lost in the woods and are stalked by a group of Hungarian lunatics. We've all been their right? To be honest I have been on some team building trips where I would rather have been there. The story is quite fast paced and you soon realise that there is no messing about with this film - once you are caught you are a gonner.
This film is very gory but at the same time it is a black comedy and has some laugh out loud moments. It is delivers it humour in a very British way, a humour that I personally find much funnier than in American films of the same ilk. I didn't think I could ever find a man caught in a bear trap so funny. There are some great one liners and a few jump out of your seat moments, all in all the film is good fun.
It's not great, its not terrible but I can't help but think the film would have been 10 times better had it not been for Danny Dyer (sorry Danny).
If you are after a bit of mindless gore/comedy then give it a go.
Summary: Work team building trip turns bad.