SHORTCUT - Review
Rated: Not Rated
Release Date: September 25, 2020
Director: Alessio Liguori
Stars: Jack Kane, Zak Sutcliffe, Sophie Jane Oliver, Zander Emlano
Plot: A group of students are trapped on their school bus when they are attacked by an evil creature
Clint Says: Wait for the digital release
When a feature film clocks in at 80 minutes you can be assured of one of two things. It is either going to be jam-packed with action and suspense, or it should have been a short film that got stretched into an 80-minute film with 30 minutes of fluff.
SHORTCUT is jam-packed with fluff.
To put it in perspective, the opening credits, (where nothing happens), are four minutes long. The end credits are 6 1/2 minutes long. Ladies and gentlemen, that makes up nearly 15% of the film's total running time! Add to that several slow-moving and long montage scenes and half of the film is knocked out.
I will say that the other half of the movie is really suspenseful and "horror flick fun". This is not a film that you can take seriously at all, but if you are willing to suspend all disbelief you'll have a good time with it.
The climactic scene is riotously funny. It's not supposed to be, but it is. I don't want to give away anything, but let's just say that the Paul Reuben's (Pee Wee Herman) death scene in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER may have lost its crown as the funniest on-screen death in cinematic history.
If you like laughing at horror flicks, this one is a must-see movie. If you are hoping to experience cinematic excellence, this is not the film for you.