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Movie Review of “Wrong Turn 3″

A review of the 2009 horror movie.

Synopsis: A bus carrying a group of convicts is stopped by mutant cannibals in West Virginia. The convicts, along with a prison guard and young woman must try to find their way out of the wilderness alive.

Who’s in it? Tom Frederic, Janet Montgomery, Jake Curran and Tom McKay.

What I liked about this movie: The thing I liked best about this film is, unlike so many other victims from so many other movies, the criminals in this film made no real effort to run. Instead, they fought back and, even as their own numbers were depleted a bit (mostly because they were chained together), had quite a bit of success doing it.

This is part of the reason I liked the twist involving the armored car full of money. With any other potential victim, taking the time to carry money when you are being hunted down doesn’t make a lot of sense. But, in this particular case, it was a nice twist that worked just fine because the convicts were willing to fight to keep it.

What I didn’t like about this movie: The problem with a lot of movies in this particular genre is they go a bit too much out of their way to be gory and, as a result of that, look very fake instead. That was the case with this film too. The bloody scenes were overdone to the point they were more ridiculous than scary and the “mutant” cannibals looked a heck of a lot like zombies rather than anything overly unique.

Final Opinion: It was an OK movie and I liked it better than Wrong Turn 2 but there wasn’t anything overly special about it.

My Grade: 3 stars out of a possible 5.

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