It’s an especially fun movie from a director and cast who are clearly having a good time allowing themselves to let loose.
Great example of an old-fashioned, pure-at-heart escapist event movie that doesn't pretend to be anything that it's not and has boat loads of fun being its own ludicrous self.
If you like to be scared, if you like to laugh, and if you like to learn a thing or two at the movies, this absolutely cannot be missed.
If you are looking for an easy watch this movie is probably not for you.But if you enjoy an engrossing story line - the kind that sucks you in and demands you pay attention then this is a must.The acting is brilliant and by the end of the film you may find yourself attached to the characters more than you realised as the story comes to it's conclusion.The visual style is not to everyone's taste, but once you become engrossed as the plot as it unfolds the visuals seem a natural and very appropriate part of the experience.
I'll probably forget this movie in a day or two. The story was a bit incoherent. Things just happened for violence and gore's sake and, as the viewer, you simply had to accept them. It's hard to make out where this flick was headed, and even after over an hour into it, still didn't know what the story was basically about.Technically, this film should have been an outright bust. There were, however, good points about it. The editing was solid and kinetic in spots. The violence, although gratuitous, was well done. The motives of the different characters didn't make much sense. That whole business about W Delta Z didn't make much sense, either. I thought the ending was a let down. Still, what kept the film afloat was the actors. All of them hit the nail on the head, so to speak. Even though i give this movie a 6 rating, I was leaning towards a 5.5. The movie wasn't that bad, but then, it's not all that good, either. Your mileage may vary.
Bodies have started turning up with W∆Z carved into their skin, cops Eddie Argo (Stellan Skarsgård) and Helen Westcott (Melissa George) investigate and find something truly disturbing is afoot.It's cut from the same cloth as Saw, Seven and to a degree Hostel, in that it's torture pornish in narrative essence, and aesthetically grim with its neo-noir greens and browns. Tom Shankland's movie is undeniably bleak, but sift through the blood and the grime and you find there's an intelligent film at work, one that opens up an uncomfortable can of worms about human nature. But of course if you like it bloody and mean, then that is served up with relish as well, with all the key scenes packing an emotional whack to go with the jolts.Brains to go with the splatter, some very smart photography (Morten Søborg) and engaging lead performances, these all lift this above average. If only it hadn't cheapened things down with the daft finale then this would have garnered more support in horror circles. 6/10
I was not very interested in watching WAZ, because the plot summary sounded as another poor rehash of Seven and Saw.However, I took a huge surprise with this film.WAZ ended up being an excellent thriller, and although it shares a few elements with them, I think it is a big mistake to say it is a rehash of Seven and Saw.The screenplay from WAZ is truly brilliant.Recent "torture-porn" films (like The Strangers, Saw V or Captivity) bored me very much, because they do not endorse the torture scenes with a solid screenplay.Fortunately, WAZ endorses its brutal violence with interesting characters and a very intelligent story which reflects about some fascinating topics.And, because of that narrative complexity, the torture scenes have a much bigger emotional impact than almost all the others "torture-porn" thrillers.Besides, this movie has an ingenious twist at the end which does not leave any plot holes and closes the story perfectly.Stellan Skarsgård and Melissa George bring great performances.They both show a good level of intensity, and they are very involved on their characters, so they result very credible.Pity these two perfect performances went completely unnoticed.I really did not expect to like this movie so much.WAZ is an excellent (not to mention very underrated) thriller which deserves an enthusiastic recommendation, with the warning that the scenes of violence may result too intense for some people.I took a huge surprise with this film.