Hello, my darling readers!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, I’ll show you my favorite revenge films. So let’s get down to it!
#1 Kill Bill (or pretty much any film by Quentin Tarantino)
I’m a huge Tarantino fan and love all of his movies (almost) equally. Revenge is a big factor in his productions more often than not. But I guess the one that screams revenge the loudest is Kill Bill. I mean, just look at the title. It’s not a film for the faint of heart but it’s so iconic, everybody who is able to stomach it should absolutely check it out. Uma Thurman is breath-taking (just like all the other amazing actresses this production), the soundtrack is flawless. The best revenge movie out there!
The ultimate high school revenge flick. If you ever hated your schoolmates, if you ever were bullied or found yourself among the outcasts, this Stephen King adaptation is for you.
Carrie is 100% horror but I couldn’t help but feel a bit smug when she went to take down all those who wronged her before.
Just to clarify, I’m talking about the 1976 movie featuring the magnificent Sissy Spacek. If you decide to check out the film, please do me a favor and go for the original, not some remake.
Just like this list wouldn’t be complete without a Tarantino film, it also needs to have a Robert Rodriguez movie.
While I would consider my first two picks to be more or less classics of the genre, Machete is more of an acquired taste. Many people hate the film and totally get why. However, it’s right down my ally and I just love all the surprises Rodriguez throws our way in this production. The eponymous Machete was set up and no is bound make wreck some havoc.
#4 The Last House on the Left
This one comes with quite a bit of history. First, there was a folk tale, then in 1960 a Swedish movie based on that. Wes Craven picked up the story for his directional debut and revamped it in 1972. In 2009 Hollywood decided we need a remake.
I don’t want to add any spoilers, so let me just say it’s a decent revenge flick that has an interesting story to offer and some surprises in store. I’ve still to see the Swedish movie, but in terms of the 1972 version, the tiny budget killed most of the potential. So please go ahead and check out the 2009 film (which was produced by Wes Craven). It’s a rather smart revenge movie that comes with a twist!
Which revenge movies would you recommend? Let me know in the comments!