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A shame the effects (maybe a bit "old school horror"?) really showed the limitations of Wounds budget but the following links prove it isn't as horrible as you guys think..
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Tuesday. 27th July.
Wound. Paramount. 6.30 and 8.45.
David Blyth's Wound should have been the film that got the little men of the religious right into a lather this year. I guess they just didn't make it to the last page of the Festival programme to read about it. Blyth has been working in and under the New Zealand film industry since the late 1970's, and seeing him re-emerge with something as fresh, grotesque, polarising and smart as Wound is a real treat. The film is a serious psycho-sexual horror, with enough twists and turns to keep the post-movie conversation going all night. There are a couple of scenes of horrific violence, and it often betrays its microscopic budget, but Wound is as an original, intelligent, and curiously poignant wee film. Blyth's 'Jodorowsky of the suburbs' reputation is safe. Star Kate O'Rourke – who delivers an incredible central performance - will probably be at both screenings. - Graeme Tuckett"
But the film isn't going to be for everyones liking and maybe if there wasn't so much pre movie hype we would of all gone in without the high expectations and pre conceived ideas and enjoyed Wound for what it is.Hide
The films biggest failing had to be its script which is riddled with setups that don't pay off, cliches that would make even a student director shudder (that ending? Come on!) and dialogue that isn't so... More much clunky as painful. The problem with all of this is that it isn't even laughably bad. It's just unpleasent.
David Blyth mentioned in his pre-amble that films like this would 'keep the film commision honest'. I completely agree. It'll ensure that they never fund rubbish like this.
Doesn't even deserve a 1/5.Hide
BY JennL nobody
After staying for the Q&A at the NZFF screening I was somewhat appalled at the audience who were stroking Blythe's ego, I'm glad to see other people weren't impressed.
I also really wanted to enjoy this movie, a good horror movie is what I had hoped. But it was largely confusing, and despite the promise of "explicit graphic violence" I felt it under-delivered as a splatter horror film, which would have been it's only saving grace from a trite... More storyline.
I must say I was impressed with the more technical elements - while the more tiresome cinematography felt bogged down by the story requirements other aspects I felt were very well done.Hide
I really wanted to like it and I really wanted it to be good because a great NZ horror would be a wonderful thing, but it wasn't. It was rubbish. Not just slightly rubbish, but irredeemably rubbish.Hide
I just watched "Wound" at the NZFF last night and found it to be terrible. All its artistic pretensions can't mask how poorly made "Wound" is. I went into "Birdemic" expecting a terrible film and got a few laughs out of the experience. "Wound" however features all the amateurism seen in "Birdemic" without any of the humour. Definitely one to be avoided!