I was holding out to watch this movie until we got to see it’s prequel, House of 1000 Corpses, but things didn’t work out. For whatever reason, it’s been on backorder at Blockbuster Online for the past few weeks. Perhaps it has a new popularity due to the recent DVD release of The Devil’s Rejects. That said, we watched The Devil’s Rejects last night. The plot was not so complex that we couldn’t figure things out seeing the movies out of order.
I’m not a slasher film buff by any means, but I like Rob Zombie and this movie got good reviews, so I figured what the heck? After the initial nausea passed, I began to enjoy the film. There were a couple of funny things in the movie where we both laughed out loud. This is more than I can say about some recent comedies we’ve watched (Office Space comes to mind).
I hate to nitpick, but the flimsy body armor the clan had on at the beginning of the movie hardly seems like it would deflect a gunshot. It just wasn’t realistic. But, like Brian pointed out, a family of serial killers isn’t all that realistic, either. Right. But apparently I can get past one unrealistic point for the sake of a story, but not two. Other than that, I don’t have any problems with the plot.
The soundtrack was rather interesting–all classic rock from the 70s. You would not think this would work for a movie of this genre, yet somehow it worked perfectly. I could’ve done without hearing Freebird at the end, though. In fact, I could go my whole life and not listen to Freebird again and I would be a happier person for it. Freebird! Skynyrd! Yeah–heard that enough times.