Group Stages – Round 1: Tony Manero (CHI) vs [Rec] (ESP)

by Nicholas Robinson

The first half: A serial killer (Alfredo Castro) is obsessed with John Travolta‘s disco dancing character from Saturday Night Fever (1977). –

I read the above summary when I was choosing movies, saw serial killer, John Travolta and Saturday Night Fever in the same sentence and was in.  To be honest, the story I got wasn’t what I expected but then again, it never is, is it?  The acting in this movie was below average, the story was boring and the movie is overall boring.

The story in this movie was pretty boring.  While waiting for his chance to appear in a contest to determine the best Tony Manero (John Travolta’s character in Saturday Night Fever) look-a-like, Raul practices for a dance show and randomly kills people.  This storyline was pretty boring and basically pointless.  Also, it wasn’t what I was expecting.  Based on the summary above, I was expecting, some random guy going around, dressed as Tony Manero killing people so I was thoroughly disappointed there.  The premise was there, they just didn’t expand on it properly.

The acting in this movie is, as I said above, below average.  There is no range of emotion from anyone.  It is completely bland.  The only thing that may be attributed to good acting was that the obsession with Tony Manero is shown really well.  I am still not sure whether it is the acting or the story, but either way it is still a positive.

This movie was really boring.  I mean, a total of forty-five minutes in the movie is spent on people actually doing something.  The other forty-five minutes he’s just sitting in his room staring into space or on the road staring into space.  The only slightly interesting parts of it were the dance sequences, which were not many.  However, where there was a dance sequence, it was cool.

Overall, it is a bad movie that could have been better with better execution.

IMDB says 6.8/10

RT says 84%

I say 4/10

Click here to see the second half–>


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~ by sputnikreviews on August 24, 2010.

One Response to “Group Stages – Round 1: Tony Manero (CHI) vs [Rec] (ESP)”

  1. makes me want to drink alchoholic beverages

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