Prevenge: A Review.
Now, over the last couple of weeks I’ve been heading to my local art house, Cardiffs very own Chapter Arts Centre. A place I’ve not be the most frequent attendee since moving to Cardiff. I think I had only twice in the previous 5 years that I’ve lived in Cardiff and now, in the space of three weeks I’ve been a further three times.
These visits have been organized not by my own self, I have joined a movie loving group on Facebook and in a plan to become more social and get my chunky arse of the sofa and out of the house to meet new people and watch some films that I usually wouldn’t have.
Now, these films are Horror don’t get me wrong, but I’ve mostly stayed in the realms of Euro, Brit and American horrors and obviously try to write about a niche market of Welsh horror.
These films I talk about are Korean of origin and come by the name of The Wailing and Train To Busan. Both films are excellent films both of which I highly recommend and you should definitely check them out as soon as you can.
Then we come to my third visit and the subject of my review in the article.
Prevenge is a black comedy with a lot of horror elements in it. Written, Directed and starring the very talented Alice Lowe who is known for Sightseers as writer and main female role Tina and some other roles in Hot Fuzz, Garth Marenghis Darkplace and others.
People who know her, know that she isn’t welsh and may be wondering why, in a Welsh horror blog, I’d be writing about one of her films, well, there is a simple answer to that.
A lot of Prevenge is filmed in wales, specifically Cardiff and Pembrokeshire as well as London, so there are heavy links to Wales in the film.
It was interesting for me to watch the film and see if there were any places I recognised in the film, and there were plenty, showing parts of the town centre and Cardiff Bay being places I recognised personally.
Now lets get to the review.
PREVENGE – THE REVIEW
The story of the film is pretty simple, a pregnant lady is struggling after the death of the father and thinks the baby is possessed and making her kill people and do things she isn’t supposed to do, resulting in some pretty screwed up and comedic situations that will have you either hiding behind your pillow or belly laughing all day and night.
There are so many different types of characters in the film too, from a bumbling, disgusting fool called DJ Dan who doesn’t seem to want to grow up and just wants to party and get drunk, he speaks before thinks and comes out with some really offensive and funny stuff.
Then there is the overly nice hipster whose name escapes me, but was the opposite end to the spectrum to DJ Dan.
And not forgetting the Ante Natal Nurse looking after our main character, who is portrayed as a nice, but overly patronizing person.
All these characters made the film very entertaining and varied, making you wander what’s going happen next.
The film is great fun whether you are a slasher film fan, like a bit of comedy or a mother to be who maybe a little frustrated and want to see a woman go nuts on people.
Some mighty fine acting, moments of fun, tense moments and a main character driving by the death of her partner to avenge his accidental death while rock climbing. What more could you ask for.
Forget all those superhero films, go see Prevenge. Its better.
It is really good fun and I highly recommend you checking this one out as soon as you can.
It gets a big thumbs up from me.
Go see it, you won’t regret it, its now available on DVD and Bluray here.