Eden Lake Movie Review
This movie is about Jenny, a kindergarten teacher, and her boyfriend Steve, escaping for a romantic weekend away. Steve, planning to propose, has found an idyllic setting: a remote lake enclosed by woodlands and seemingly deserted. The couple’s peace is shattered when a gang of obnoxious kids encircles their campsite. Reveling in provoking the adults, the gang steals the couple’s belongings and vandalizes their car leaving them completely stranded. When Steve confronts them, tempers flare and he suffers a shocking and violent attack. Fleeing for help, Jenny is subject to a brutal and relentless game of cat-and-mouse as she desperately tries to evade her young pursuers and find her way out of the woods.
From the reviews I read about this movie, I was expecting it to be alot better than it really was. The movie starts off slow to build up the storyline and then starts to get good. Once the kids are chasing after Jenny through the woods, it starts getting boring. Most people with common sense would use the woods to their advantage and get revenge but apparently, not this movie. I saw about 3 or more opportunities where the girl, more so than the guy, had an advantage of killing or hurting one or more of the kids. I guess the 2 main people were too stupid to think of making weapons to fight back and just run away. I guess that’s a movie for you.
As for the story, itself, I thought it was quite good. You can see how this could be based on something that might happen, since now days the kids are out of control and have more power than the parents (thanks to the government with their new laws). As for the actors, I thought everyone did a great job on their roles. Well, there were a few scenes where the guy and lady don’t show too much emotion, when being hurt.
This movie was more of a thriller than a horror movie. If anyone says this movie was scary, then they must have only watched Disney films all their life. Overall, it was worth watching but I really wished the ending played out better, where she killed all the kids to get revenge.
If you haven’t seen this movie and are wondering if you should see it or not, it’s worth seeing, at least once.
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