Midnight Meat Train

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:: The Midnight Meat Train :: 2008 ::
:: Ryuhei Kitamura ::

Acting: 6
Anxiety: 4
Atmosphere: 5
Movie Watched: 6
Appropriate Grossness: 2
Production: 6
Recommended: 3
Scares: 3
Story: 4
Unpredictable: 4

Total: 38

It’s not often someone gets hit so hard in the back of the head with a hammer that their eyes pop out, but sometimes it just happens. If that’s the sort of thing that appeals to you, you’ll love this movie. If you think it sounds gross, you probably won’t. I didn't particularly love it. I never got into the torture/gore phase of the late 90s and early 00s. And that’s primarily why it’s taken me so long to watch this movie. But eventually, I felt I had to. We all love Vinnie Jones, and Bradley Cooper is a real Philly fave. They even managed to bring up Philadelphia cheesesteaks. Imagine that! In a NYC movie, cheesesteaks! Anyway. Total gore fest. Acting’s decent, setting is dark (gritty at night in the city, baby), and the action is consistent. Stupid, but consistent. The longer the movie was on, the more points it kept bleeding. What was up with the cheesy love scene? And boy, that CGI does not have staying power. Did the train conductor call Vinnie Jones “mommy”? Not my cup of tea.