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Wreckage (Unrated)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 9, 2012
Format: DVD
"Listen sheriff, why would I come get you if I did this? That doesn't make sense" After a race ends with Jared's (Erwin) car throwing a belt and blowing a gasket the friends' weekend plans are in jeopardy. After his friend Rick (Paul) recommends to go to the nearby junkyard for the parts. While they are there Rick begins to fool around with a gun and accidentally shoots Jared's new fiancé. When Jared comes back with help one of the friends is dead and the other two are missing. This is not a bad movie at all, it's also not really a good movie. The idea is overused and the acting isn't the best. The twist is predictable, but all that said the movie is watchable. This is the type of movie that keeps you watching and interested, but when it's over you aren't sure why you kept watching. I have seen much worse and you could do worse then this movie. Overall, a very OK movie that is nothing special or new. I give it a C+.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format: DVD
This is your far too typical slasher film that offers nothing new. We see a young boy kill his mom's drug dealing boyfriend because he won't hand him the remote...and yes I have killed for the remote too, but never for cartoons. When 4 young adults show up at a junk yard, one of them is shot by horseplay. The police get involved and now a killer is loose.

The dialouge is as good as most slashers with a few quips. The characters are at times fun, and other times just boring, as the film runs hot and cold and seems to drag even during some action scenes. If you want to watch a new slasher, try "Deadtime."

F-bomb, no sex, no nudity.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 27, 2012
Format: DVD
No subtitles which is the usual indicator of cheap. To further add fuel to that fire is having 13 producers which is over twice the number of actors in this movie with speaking roles exceeding two sentences. Twice during the beginning credits and once at the end is a large chunk of time devoted to showcasing and advertising studios. Two or three times we see: Phase 4 Films; Camelot Entertainment; Darknight Pictures; Yale Productions; Frigerio Films; Ashland Films; Xanthus Pictures; Downhome Entertainment.

Sandwiched between this self promotion was a short film about young brothers one of whom unrealistically shoots his mom and her boyfriend then years later we learn that the innocent brother has taken the jail time rap to cover his brother's killing indiscretion. The imprisoned, now older, brother decides to escape. Meanwhile his younger brother is with a small group of adults in a wrecking yard looking for a car part to fix their broken vehicle. Some people die. Usual formula portrayal of dumb decisions by the victims and dumb cops fill in the storyline. Poor writing and editing leaves the story overly disjointed with poor character development and fragmented scenes being jumbled together.

I suggest the 2007 Donnie Yen Hong Kong movie "Flash Point" as an alternative action thriller, and as a comparison.
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on September 9, 2012
Format: DVD
After watching a string of sub-par horror and slasher movies from Redbox, I didn't expect much from Wreckage. But in the end, it was a decent little movie night flick. Despite its shortcomings, Wreckage was actually a fun watch.

Wreckage tells the story about a group of young people from rural North Carolina that make their way to a remote junkyard after breaking down on the highway. What they don't realize is that a convicted killer from the next town over has escaped prison, and is making his way towards them. Victims are picked off one by one as they try to discover who is responsible for the killings.

Wreckage is a low-budget movie, so don't expect theater-quality performances. Most of the cast worked in television rather than movies, and a few hadn't acted before Wreckage, so the acting is slightly below average. Fortunately the older and more seasoned cast members make up for the film's lack of experienced actors.

The story itself isn't anything special. The film's "twist" is predictable about halfway through the movie, with some foreshadowing even earlier than that which gives you a clue as to what the twist may be.

All that having been said, Wreckage is still entertaining. Even though the story isn't that great, the writing for the dialogue is surprisingly good. For this being David Frigerio's first full-length film screenplay, he put together some clever speaking scenes.

There's a decent little bit of gore, although a few of the murders take place off-screen. But what makes Wreckage an enjoyable horror flick is that they managed to keep it funny where it counts. Scoot McNairy steals every scene he's in as the backwoods owner of the junkyard. While the whole "ignorant hillbilly" character is a little outdated, Scoot constantly delivers the best lines of the movie, with perfect comedic timing. Even after the credits finish rolling, there's a funny extended scene with him which I'm convinced was half-improvised.

Not sure if I'd buy the DVD, but Wreckage was definitely worth a rent. It's not exactly theater-quality, but if you're a horror fan looking to have a fun evening with a B-Movie, you should check it out.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 21, 2012
Format: DVD
Wreckage follows a group of teenagers who head to a junkyard to salvage a few parts when their car breaks down. Unbeknownst to them, a crazy serial killer has broke out of prison and is in the area. One by one, they're hunted down. In the end, it becomes an ultimate struggle for survival.

This slasher film, although a decent watch, is all over the place. When you watch the movie, you'll see it raises more questions in your mind than it needs to. I know Director John Mallory Asher was, probably, trying to build up the story into something big...but, if it were simple & a little more tightly focused, it could have achieved the same thing. Sure, everything is tied together neatly by the end but all that extra baggage was for naught. Too, the film isn't very long and that's another thing that is against it. Two things the movie does have going for it is that it looks pretty good to be a low-budget affair & the acting was good.

Wreckage is, I'll say it again, a decent watch. However, it's not worth more than a rental. It could've been so much more but chose to be what is so I'm calling it like I see it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2013
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
Hands down one of the worst slasher/horror movies out there-- yet HILARIOUS in all it's unintentional wonderful s***ty-ness. Roommates and I have a debate as to whether its ironically bad or unintentionally bad but either way, if you like crappy horror movies this one is awesome. Do not expect any level of film excellance, but enjoy the mockery.
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on December 12, 2014
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 9, 2012
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I kept seeing this movie Wreckage available to rent on my local RedBox but it was never in stock. So I decided to take a chance and purchase this movie from Amazon. BIG mistake! This is one of the worst movies I have seen and it was WAY overpriced on Amazon. Please pay $1 and rent this if you must, you will not have any desire to watch it again. By the way, the movie was so predictable as to who the killer was....
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 8, 2014
Format: DVD
"Wreckage" turned out to be a ok movie for me, today was movie night for me, and I watched this on Netflix. It started off very slow and picked up during the middle of the movie. I felt like it was going to be ok since, the guy who played "Jesses" in the hit series "Breaking Bad" played the bad guy in this movie. I wouldn't go out and buy this movie nor rent it , I'd wait for it on regular TV or watch it on Netflix. Again it was an ok movie!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2013
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This is more like a cult type horror movie. I liked it. Acting was good and the story was pretty cool. Ending was kind of predictable but overall it isn't too bad of a movie.
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