High Tension (Switchblade Romance) Reviews
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The other half star is taken away for the really crappy title "Switchblade Romance."
Other than these things, the film is worth seeing for its wonderful acting, directing, action, use of gore, and creativity.
Older. Wiser? idk, though years later, this is worth a second watch. I still have the same issues with have the movie couldnt have ever even happened (car chase for example) but its done well, fx are practical, acting in solid, bars are not held back. so 2 more stars for you HT.
ok, all that i knew about HT was the interesting trailer and a beatup looking girl that looked to be somekind of bloody chainsaw/girl runs through woods type of movie. now i'm not really one for the whole "series" of these movies but with everything thats comes outta hollywood these days- it looked to be interesting at least. no name actors, no known directors and a new type of look to the film started it off nicely. i did have some confusion of what the dialog was though since it was badly dubbed yet there was subtitles that came up for selected scenes...very odd. anyway, things were pretty gory and graphic and a few scenes where abit intense, yet done very well and no shortcuts where taken to deliver out the pain that the victims went through at any given death in the movie. so overall i had good things to say about it and i even said outload 30 minutes into it "that they didnt take any longform story buildup, just straight to the point of tre' pissed off redneck". then after a long intense storyline and a refreshing movie experience they pulled the "welcome to the movies of the 21st century plot twist"...your typical, now VERY overdone, very annoying= the killer is the lead character. which before 2 seconds can go by you put the whole movie in perspective and realize that theres no way that the movie could have taken place and no way that the story was even thought out well...so pretty much destroying the whole movie in a matter of seconds. now as soon as this happened and once the movie ended and the discussion between the people in the room started i was teamed up on to "not look at the faults and judge the movie for itself", to which i say- overall it was just a very bleak understanding of pieces the story together at the end since nothing fit that was set up from the start. i was very upset with this one since it started out so good then let me down very harshly...so sad.
Cécile carries this movie, she is our perspective: the (haute!) tension, the fear. Her convincing performance sets this apart as a genre-bending treat.