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The plot obviously borrows ideas from Jumanji and Final Destination, though the execution of the concept is original. The first death in the movie is certainly more hardcore than what the Final Destination series offers up. My bigger complaints with the movie was that CGI effects were overused, and none of the acting performances stand out. I was also disappointed by the manner in which the Mamba game must be concluded (with a question), as the writer ripped the idea off from the speaking doors in Labyrinth.
I mostly watched this movie because of the ridiculously sexy Eliza Dushku, and coupled with the game design, it made for a decent horror movie. My opinion: Give this one a rent from Redbox before you decide on buying the DVD.
The film is predictable with no twists. It lacked imagination.
F-bomb, brief sex, brief nudity, one guy gets crabs.
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I think I saw this movie a couple of years ago, except back then it was directed by Joe Knee, it was called Ghost Game, and it was at least kind of watchable, in that horrific, can't-tear-your-eyes-away kind of way. Here, we have the stunning Eliza Dushku, who after a series of small but interesting roles really kicked her career off in 2000's Bring It On, and has made really, really bad movie choices ever since, from the execrable Soul Survivors to this particular piece of silliness, which combines the aforementioned Ghost Game with Final Destination (kind of) with a dash of Hellraiser to come up with something that manages to be both entirely unoriginal and entirely unscary. Kind of odd for a guy who's been assistant director and/or second unit director to such lights as Pedro Almodovar (Live Flesh, All About My Mother), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Intacto), and Cesar Martinez Harrada (Everything in Place).
So anyway, plot: stoners/slackers on vacation (Cloverfield's Mike Vogel and stuntman Boris Martinez in his first acting role--neither of whom were scripted nearly as white as they are, judging by the way they make fun of Dushku's being white early in the film), along with a pouty model (Lindsay Caroline Robba, also in her first acting role) Pablo is shooting for a calendar and an enigmatic bathing beauty (Dushku) who comes along for, well, no apparent reason, pick up an old (as in Inquisition-era) game called Open Graves in a small market in Spain. It's rainy that night, so they decide to play with some other friends. They soon discover that every time the game is played, one of the players who drew a particular type of card loses his or her life in some really odd way.Read more ›
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I cant understand all the rotten reviews i loved the movie it creep-ed me out the story was awesome, with the guy looking for the game the whole movie and he alone was scarey. Read morePublished on March 10, 2013 by angela gayne
Yes, for the 100th time, this really is Jumanji meets Final Destination plus a bit of The Ring/Ringu, Evil Dead, Labyrinth, and Triangle/Time Crimes thrown in for good measure. Read morePublished on February 13, 2011 by B. McLain
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As another reviewer said it borrows heavily from Jumanji & Final Destination. It really lacks the pacing & drama of Final Destination though. Read more
Open Graves' premise had promise. A bunch of surfers stumble across a cursed board game known as Mamba. Read morePublished on January 3, 2011 by Michael J. Tresca