Monday, April 8, 2013

Movie Review: Crush (2013)

Crush
CRUSH - 2013 - Poster Image

Written by Sonny Mallhi
Directed by Malik Bader

Scott...Lucas Till
Bess...Crystal Reed
Jules...Sarah Bolger

Occasionally I enjoy a good teen scream film, if only to see what they're doing these days within the confines of a PG-13 fright flick. Well, as it turns out, they're doing the exact same things they were doing 20 years ago, only with Facebook updates and iPhones.

CRUSH - 2013 - Soccer Scott

Bland high school soccer star Scott blows out his knee, putting his future in jeopardy. There doesn't seem to be any shortage of beautiful women willing to play nursemaid to him, though, as every time he turns a corner, some new babe is throwing herself at his feet. The latest among them is shy and awkward Bess, a pretty-but-pretty-weird oddball.

In short order, all of Scott's friends, rivals and romantic interests meet dark and deadly ends. Blah, blah, blah.

CRUSH - 2013 - Bizarre Bess

It's a very by-the-numbers thriller whose only saving grace may be the twist ending--though even if you don't see it coming, you probably won't find it all that shocking, either. Everything is pretty tame, being as this is PG-13, and the stalker moves with a preternatural, ninja-like stealth, making the whole affair seem like a slasherless slasher film.

No bite and no fright, but the same can probably be said for a lot of the movies that I watched as a youngster, too. Like Alicia Silverstone's The Crush, which has more in common with this film than just the title.

Not worth the effort, hipsters.

Special thanks to Millennium Entertainment for supplying the screener!

2013
PG-13
95 minutes
Color
English
United States

"Penny for your thoughts?"
--J/Metro

2 comments:

  1. " Well, as it turns out, they're doing the exact same things they were doing 20 years ago, only with Facebook updates and iPhones."

    :( Sad J. Astro. Movies like this make me feel so old.

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  2. You and me both, J-Bro. You and me both.

    ((sigh))
    --J/Metro

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