Sunday, June 11, 2017
Carnage Park (2016) 1h 30m
I feel like the person that wrote the description for this film was given a couple of blurry .jpgs and told to "figure it out." It made it seem like this was going to be a mix of vigilante justice and survival instincts. The actual movie was more of a broken wish for grindhouse goodness and a clown's tear in the lonely desert. You figure out what that means because it just came to mind when thinking about this.
Carnage Park's main protagonist is a woman kidnapped during a bank robbery. After a very Tarantino/Reservoir Dogs intro where one robber is driving the car and the other is shot in the backseat yelling about how he is about to die, they both end up dead. The former is killed by a crazy most-dangerous-game-esq sniper. The sniper then sets up the kidnapped girl to hunt her in the fuck-all California desert.
I seriously thought this film was over at three different occasions before it actually ended. I found myself wishing that each time it would have. They drop the grindhouse flow by the end of the first quarter of the film with only smatterings of it coming back. They have the Tarantino beginning but then end it very Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Add about an hour of just a woman wandering in the desert and that's all this film was. I got up and dropped a deuce and just left the film playing because I knew I wouldn't missing anything of merit.
I give Carnage Park 0 Mr. Pinks out of 5:
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