Saturday, May 7, 2011

17. Frailty

Title:        Frailty
Year:        2001
Genre:      Religious Thriller

Type:        A-Movie
Run Time: 100

Theatrical MPAA Rating: R-Rated



Years after terrorizing a small Texas community, the God's Hand Killer has returned -- leaving in his wake a perplexing trail of fear and death. Convinced that he knows the killer's identity, Adam (McConaughey) shows up at FBI Headquarters, intent on putting an end to the murderous rampage and relieving his conscience of his family's sinister secrets.

Detailed Synopsis
Personal Thoughts

I've never been comfortable saying things like, "this is one of the best movies of its kind... this is a must see movie" ... seeing as, these types of things are highly subjective. When it comes to movies, I may inevitably love what you completely despise, and vice versa. But if you like the type of movies that I'm into, then Frailty just might impact you the way it did me.

Frailty was one of those movies that I hadn't seen since the early 2000's, which is a bit strange considering the fact that I own the DVD. I can't believe I'd nearly forgotten about this one. Bill Paxton in his directorial debut, delivers one that doesn't disappoint, much in the likeness of something from horror master Stephen King. With a strong plot (and a story mostly told through flashbacks), Frailty has quickly jumped towards the top of my favorites list.

This movie came out in 2001, so I'm gonna gather most people have seen it by now. But I'm tempted to kept this post vague for the sake of not ruining it for those who may have missed it. This is one of those movies that you're better off seeing for the first time knowing as little about it as possible.

What I will say is, any family related issues I thought I had, are nothing in comparison to the ones presented in this movie. I mean, this family REALLY had issues! Just to be clear, Frailty isn't a true horror movie in a sense. It's more of a psychological/supernatural thriller, a genre that I happen to love very very much. Nonetheless, it's a clever, well thought out, well presented movie that's sure to keep you entertained and interested if you can appreciate good story telling, which I'm guessing you can.

Without future ado, I'm making this my next movie recommendation (17th Overall).

What I liked:

- The Acting
- The Premise
- The Ending (Twist)

What I didn't like:

- The way parts of the movie was shot... In my opinion, parts of it looked liked a made for TV movie
My Ratings

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Frailty Extras:

Frailty Wikipedia
If you like this movie, you should also check out:


The Mothman 

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