Saturday, October 31, 2009

Here we are. Crimetown USA. Where all the residents are dead... or about to be.

Hello I am the movie encyclopedia and if no one else will see it, I will.

Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None is my favorite book I have ever read. Its deep with lots of twists and turns and is just a great read by a great author. Of course America would want to get ahold of this classic and turn it into a movie and they did just that. They followed the movie almost to a tee but changed the names of a few characters and most notoriously of all, changed the ending. And it was cheesy as none other. Over the years many adaptations have been made mimicking this story but only one film has ever succeeded with that and that film is Mindhunters.

Starring Christian Slater (stay with me), Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, and Kathryn Morris, this take on the old novel is both interesting and completly engrossing. The methods in which each person meets there fate is Rube Goldberg esque, very inventive, very tense and overall very well done.

The story revolves around a group of FBI profilers each with a different vice or complex that keeps them from being the best they can. They are given an assignment, a training mission of sorts, to profile a serial killer that doesnt exsist. The only problem is when one of there members dies and there boat explodes they realize they are trapped on the island and ONE OF THEM is the killer. What ensues is a great mix of mystery, thrills and suspense with extremly good performances from LL Cool J and Kathryn Morris.

Its not the best movie ever and it does have some slow parts and the ending, while exciting, is a bit predictable. Also Christian Slater and Val Kilmer are in it. Luckily they arent in long and so that nightmere ends quite quickly. But it is a pretty good movie and at least worth a look see. So if you like thrillers, murder mysteries or Agatha Christie than check this one out!


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