Personally anyone who joins the army has mental issues, but that’s neither here nor there.
Unnecessary, if not outright cuntish.
The opening scenes set inside a typical boring house on an estate, screamed *small* and *low budget*. That a side, I thought I’d stick with it, and give it a chance.
You're using 'small' and 'low budget' as derogatory terms, as if they're bad things. They're not. And it's set inside a typical housing estate for a reason.
It wasn’t even shi--y soap opera level.
Who are you editing the swears out of your post for?
The part where they are all sitting around a table eating food felt awkward, poorly made.
It should feel awkward, it's a middle class dinner party with three old friends and one new addition.
Again, is all filmed inside houses etc, adding to the low budget feel.
Why should it be filmed elsewhere, and why should this be done just to give it a bigger budget 'feel'? Why are you going to chase a bloke through an airport and kill 500 coppers before getting to the target on the roof, when you can whack him at home. Bizarre criticism.
Where’s the cult get its money ? Why are the cult paying 2 blokes to kill people for large sums of money ?
If MPs are members, money isn't going to be far away. I think you can probably assume the cult is interested in money, power, etc to spread its influence, if for no other reason. The hits, (if I counted the money right) aren't even that well paid, they're not retiring on this job.
Why would two blokes armed with guns run from a bunch of mask wearing naked people ?
They're not being paid to do it, the assault rifle is discarded as either out of ammo or jammed, so they're left with a shotgun and pistols with probably not a lot of ammo, not suitable for repelling a large group. See things like the Tueller Drill for why hand to hand can beat firearms. They're there to kill a man and get out, not massacre a group.
Sure they shoot a few of them, then decide to run underground ?
Wouldn’t it have made more sense to stay above ground and kill them all. It wasn’t like there was that many of them anyway ?
If they have to fall back, then underground (which is their escape route anyway) is actually a good choice as any cultists chasing them will be channelled into narrow passages and cannot attack from 360 degrees. Witness Gal's pump-action blowing them all to fuck when they come at him one after the other.
The lead bloke steps outside only to be faced with the cult and a nice neat arrangement of flames on poles ?
If the cult has done their research on him (they have), they know about his other house.
The wife’s handy with a gun ?
Military service, explicitly mentioned in the film.
The one theme that runs through the film is: those being killed want to be killed ? Are happy to be killed, why ? what’s the logic ?
It's probably pointless to bother telling you, but I will try. One possible solution is that Jay is being inducted into the cult. The only way he can do that is by killing certain people. If he's going to become an important member of the cult, these certain people could be cultists who would be only too happy to sacrifice their own lives for an objective they fervently believe in.
It's far from a perfect film, there are legitimate criticisms that can be made, but "It's low budget and it didn't tell me everything in huge chunks of exposition." is a bit silly.
It probably is pointless, but I’m all ears, as Kill List is far more entertaining to talk about than to watch, and there lies the problem. Its like pictures put to words, words that represent a puzzle, to keep people guessing, wondering. Pictures that fail to tell a story worth investing time in. A film people want to pull apart, dissect out of annoyance.
The part where the human resources woman carves a symbol into the back of a mirror. What’s that about ? Its like it had no place in the film other than to let the viewer know that she’s apart of something weird, a cult we would learn about later in the film. The actual act of carving something into a mirror on the back, hidden, seems pointless.
When I read about the film on the rear of the Blu-ray cover, I was expecting something great, possibly a film about hitmen, who become paranoid of one another for whatever reason. Total intensity. Instead, the film throws the cult thing into the mix, at which point the film became sh-t. The film starts of look average. Half way through when the killing starts, it gets better. Then its all down hill for there on in.
It took me back to an equally boring, crap, warped film A Serbian Film. Two brothers shagging people covered in sheets, then comes the *big reveal* pull back the sheet, and it turns out dads screwing son, while brother screws other brothers wife next to him. Shocking stuff, warped, ultimately and long boring crap film.
Edited by bionic_v2 at 18:29:00 17-01-2012