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Sticks & Stones - The Pierces

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Not to be confused with Pelts. I know, it can be easy to make that mistake, especially after you've wasted your time with this one. My opinion: Don't waste your time. You have better things to do, movies to watch or books to read. That's just how bad this movie really is.

I can appreciate irony, really, I can, but not for this movie. I had no emotional connection to any of the characters. In fact, all of them annoyed me or were just too stupid to care about. It's as if they tried to take the poor man's version of the American Pie characters and put them in a scary movie. It didn't work.

Sex and teen horror flicks go together, so why did they have to make one of the characters a nympho? Oh, and to make matters worse, they didn't really do their homework as one of the things the nympho repeats is "My pussy is numb" - really? huh? Look it up and that's not something listed. In fact, a numb vagina is considered on the other end of the spectrum. Again, failing to even create a believable character.

Then there was the "beer" guy. That's all he'd say - no matter what you said to him - until his beer arrived. Totally annoying. He was also very stupid.

The rest of the characters were just as useless. I honestly couldn't care less if they lived or died. Not really what you want for a survival/slasher movie.

There are times when irony works, and times it just makes no sense. For example, in another movie I thought was just awful - Stephen King's The Mist - the ending had the people killing themselves and the survivor who hadn't pulled the trigger on himself yet ends up suddenly seeing that US military saved the day. With all the damage done to the bugs in The Mist, the characters would have heard the gunfight, the bombs, the choppers, tanks and whatever else was used to take back the planet. Because of this gross inconsistency with reality, the so-called ironic ending makes the movie even more stupid.

Same thing with Pelt. We decided to fast forward through it just to see if we guessed the proper order of deaths. The ironic ending did nothing to improve the movie. In fact, the ending made the movie that much worse. As if the characters were bad enough, the premise of the movie couldn't really hold water either. There was no plausible reason for these kids to want to go where they went. They tried to make it "sound" all cool, but again it failed terribly in making any point with the premise.

Un-credible characters + un-credible premise = dumb story. Please don't waste your time on this movie.

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