Sunday, July 3, 2016
Day 23: Kidnapped (Secuestrados) (2010) 1h 25m
I feel as though something were translated poorly as the Spanish (as in from Spain) film Kidnapped didn't actually have a kidnapping happen in it. There's a weird beginning scene that doesn't tie into the rest of the film, and that guy may have been kidnapped, but as for the rest of it there was no kidnapping.
Kidnapped is actually a home invasion film with a group of rich people I couldn't be arsed to care about and a weird trio of criminals. There's the all business criminal, the criminal that is looking out for the family, and the hyper-violent criminal. They're all still dicks, but like I said, so is the family. I initially thought that the family was chosen because the father could have been involved in some sort of shady business, but it seems that they were just chosen because they were loaded. Most of the film is either the daughter and the wife in the house while the hyper-violent and the compassionate criminals watch them, or the all business and the father driving around while the bank accounts get emptied at ATMs.
IMDB says that this film was apparently done in 12 long shots without cuts. I could see that. It would explain why it was so damn boring too. You can pull of interesting long shots as a director, but this film had no real direction with it. The script must have been "rich family moves in house, people break into house, draw this shit out as long as possible, kill everyone."
I give Kidnapped 1 Spider-man ski mask out of 5: