The Ruins (2008)

Directed by Carter Smith.  Novel and screenplay written by Scott B. Smith.  Starring Jena Malone, Jonathan Tucker, Shawn Ashmore, Laura Ramsey and Joe Anderson.

Plot: a group of friends leisurely holiday takes a turn for the worse when they go to see some ancient ruins where evil lives

as ruínas

So, a group of Americans go to Mexico, completely ignore the locals warnings and get into serious trouble with evil ruins.  Sounds about right.  That’s all there is to it really.  That’s the plot.  That’s the rub.

There are bad things about the movie.  Amy (Malone) is a little slut and she’s so stupid with her fucking camera.  No one’s really likable though.  And there’s no back story to these ruins.  Not sure why they are so evil.  Or so gross.  So, so gross.

The movie also seems a bit unrealistic in parts.  Like when they’re cutting off dude’s legs: he really should’ve passed out at some point.

Mostly the movie’s good though.  It’s really creepy.  Really nasty.  And you get to watch stupid people die.  When one of them declares “4 Americans on vacation don’t just disappear”, you want them all to die, because yes, you idiot, Americans disappear all the time.  That’s why movie’s like this are made.

Our score: 58.  Watch and try not to throw up.

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