Monday, March 13, 2017

Panic Button (2011)

Director: Chris Crow

Stars: Scarlett Alice Johnson, Jack Gordon, Michael Jibson, Elen Rhys

Jo, Max, Gwen and Dave win the competition. Then they head off on an all expenses paid trip to New York, courtesy of the social network. As they board the private jet, they are asked to relinquish their mobile phones and take part in the in-flight entertainment - a new online gaming experience. They think they have won a contest until they become stranded at 30,000 feet and play a game to save their loved ones from a horrible demise.

This movie was a rip off of the Saw movies. They are all horrible people that have to hurt or embarrass themselves or someone else or one of their loved ones will be hurt really bad or killed. You see where the likeness is in the two. This was Britain's take on the whole let's make people pay for who they are bit. It has just been done too many times, and so much better than this movie.

The concept of the movie was not bad at all. It was the movie itself that did not fly at all. First, it looked as if it was being make by a steady cam at times that was not too steady. The characters were unlikeable, period. I know that they were bad people, but it was more there was one of each personality type. They just do that in most horror movies now, because none of these people would get along with one another or have anything to do with one another. They do it to create drama and tension in the movie with the characters. It came off annoying and a bit offensive at times in this movie.

If there was more money put into this movie, I think that it would have been so much better. They had a good story line. It was the finished movie that did not work out. It may be worth watching once, but that is all. It just get too cheesy. Watch this one if you want. Enjoy.

Panic Button (2011) Trailer

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