I’ve given this some thought and I’m happy to announce that I have come up with a ratings system worthy of this site. I’m going to be rating each movie based on Jell-O shots. That’s right, the more shots I give a film the worse it is! If I give it 5 out of 5 shots that means I had to get totally shit faced drunk in order to watch the piece of crap!
Now down to business. The Factory was filmed back in 2008 and was scheduled to release in Dec of 2011. I wasn’t able to find out why it wasn’t released, but sources at Dark Castle Entertainment said it might be released on DVD by the end of 2012. I’m guessing this is why I had never heard of it until I litteraly stumbled upon it. I have to say I’m happy I did. Anyone that knows me knows I’m a bit obsessed with real life serial killers and general creepiness like that. No, no I’m totally safe to be around and not creepy or dangerous at all. I just find it interesting how cruel people can be, but at the same time creatively creepy, and what sort of weird DNA or chemical or whatever makes these sickos tick.
The main character is Mike Fletcher played by John Cusack. Over the last several years we’ve seen Cusack move away from his typical romantic comedy roles and go for more darker ones like in The Raven. I actually enjoyed that film, if you haven’t seen it check it out. Fletcher (Cusack) is an obsessed detective looking for several missing girls. Obviously this obsession causes family strife since he spends more time with his partner Kelsey Walker (Jennifer Carpenter) than his own family. His daughter soon becomes a bitter and rebellious teenager that goes missing one night after visiting her boyfriend. This causes Fletchers wheels to turn. Has she run off, has the same man taken her?
While the entire movie is not brilliantly acted, the story itself was enough to keep my attention. There are plenty of plot twists and its face pace had me stuffing crackers in my mouth by the handful. Yes, at one point I was on the edge of my seat and little anxious for what might happen next. As usual I won’t ruin the story for you by revealing the ending, but lets just say I was not expecting it to end the way it did. I’m betting most reviewers of this film would call it a movie that was pieced together from other shows like Seven, Criminal Minds, CSI or any another other cellar dwelling type drama. And they would be right, there are pieces that are reminiscent of movies past, but my review is based solely on entertainment value. Was I entertained? Yes. Did it hold my attention? Yes. And let me say I’m ADD so it’s hard to keep my attention for any (points at shiny thing) length of time.
I give this movie 0 out of 5 Jell-O shots. I didn’t need any outside influence to keep me watching this film. In fact, I’d like to find out which of the sick bastards this film is based on so I can read more. Hmm…that really makes me sound creepy.