Review: Martyrs

A woman and her childhood friend seek out revenge on those who victimized and abused them.


Approach The Goetze Brothers’ Martyrs remake however you like – the sad reality is that whether you look at it in direct comparison with Pascal Laugier’s landmark original, or attempt (as I did) to judge it on its own merits as a standalone piece of work, the chances are it’ll come up short. With a legion of loyal fans of the original ready to disown it on principle, something special was needed here, and this limp, pointless “reimagining” brings nothing to the table, and uniformly fails to make any kind of case to justify its own existence.

The issue with remaking Martyrs for an American audience is a complex one. While it would have been pointless to simply re-tread the ground of the original’s devastating, relentless violence (a faithful rework of the first film’s bleak, challenging second half would surely at this point have been unpleasant for the hell of it), those familiar with Laugier’s film will know how central the violence is to the plot, and to avoid it or neuter it is to almost inherently undercut the impact of its message. As a result, what you have here is a near shot-for-shot recreation of the film’s first act, followed by an apologetic, lightweight second half that neither matches nor adds to its source material. While it was never the filmmakers’ intention to match the original’s ferocity, an attempt to expand on the relationship between the two protagonists is hampered by shaky performances and minimal characterisation, and as a result Martyrs fails both with the elements it tries to revisit and with its creative changes. An insult to the original and too bland to stand on its own to newcomers, this is a remake that is little short of a disaster.



When the news broke that Martyrs was showing at GFF15, groans and moans could be heard far and wide. Many said from the beginning that they were giving it a miss. There I was, in my little corner, waving my tiny little flag, whispering over a sea of angry voices “Maybe it’ll be ok guys? You can’t judge it until you’ve watched it. There are *some* remakes that are better than the original”. I was scared, alone. Hopeful that it wouldn’t suck as bad as everyone had expected it to. I now sit here with a blank expression, veins popping out of the side of my head, my flag burnt and ruined, joining in with the anger and rage, BECAUSE EVERYBODY ELSE WAS RIGHT! I’m not going to offer you a synopsis, I’ll assume you know the drill.
This film was SO BAD! Prepare yourselves, by the way, there’s going to be a LOT of angry caps in this. It started off promising, the chemistry between the two leads was good, the story looked set to mirror the original, but after 15 minutes it just went downhill spectacularly. It made a mockery of the original films message, A GOD DAMN MOCKERY, glossing it over with generic Hollywood sheen and mediocre gore. After the 2008 version, I wanted some A grade gore, what of it? Anyone who’s seen the original will know the meaning of suffering and its significance, and let me tell you, NEITHER OF THOSE GIRLS KNEW WHAT PISSING SUFFERING WAS! I DID! I HAD TO SIT THROUGH IT! I KNOW TORTURE. Even typing this I can feel myself getting angrier by the word count. The characters are one dimensional, clearly dumbed down for people who can’t be arsed to sit through a subtitled film, THOSE PEOPLE DON’T DESERVE TO WATCH FILMS, TOURISTS! Hash tag joking / not joking. The ‘torture’ scenes are painful to sit through, but only because you’re wanting the dullness to end so you can go empty your bladder of the 3 pints you had to down to prep yourself for this. The effects are laughable, to the point where a whole audience was giggling at a woman being burned. I say burned, the cgi will just give her a slight tan, she’ll be fine. Finishing off this crap heap is an ending that makes NO SODDING SENSE!
This whole film is just a nope on the ‘nuh-hu no way’ scale. Unless you enjoy paying for the privilege of getting your arse numbed (yes, some people DO pay for that) avoid at all costs. It only gets a 1.5 from me for the first 15 minutes


Martyrs is out on DVD on April 4th.

Final-Score

watch

IMDB

250 thoughts on “Review: Martyrs

  1. Pingback: Mechanic in Plano TX

  2. Pingback: Accountant in San Antonio TX

  3. Pingback: Dentist in San Antonio TX

  4. Pingback: VIAGRA

  5. Pingback: เซ็กซี่ บาคาร่า

  6. Pingback: didi referral code

  7. Pingback: รับทำ seo สายดำ

  8. Pingback: แทงบอล

  9. Pingback: Car Crashes Compilation Russia/USA/Europe 2019 HD

  10. Pingback: w88club

  11. Pingback: Fun78 Casino

  12. Pingback: Pre-Market Stocks Gold Silver Update Today New Futures Exchange for Gold

  13. Pingback: Nightmare Market Exit Scam

  14. Pingback: meja qq

  15. Pingback: nha cai uy tin fun88

  16. Pingback: buy credit cards online now

  17. Pingback: playerqq

  18. Pingback: cbd oil tastes like

  19. Pingback: Dream Market

  20. Pingback: dentist in elizabethtown kentucky

  21. Pingback: 你吃饭了吗 你多吃一点慢走我跟你讲 请问一下

  22. Pingback: m88cvf

  23. Pingback: เซ็กซี่บาคาร่า

  24. Pingback: www.hondaqq1.site

  25. Pingback: cbdistic.com

  26. Pingback: Check This Out

  27. Pingback: i99 casino

  28. Pingback: www.1poker99.com

  29. Pingback: scholastic awards

  30. Pingback: www.cialisis.org

  31. Pingback: fowling rules

  32. Pingback: Elliana

  33. Pingback: 메이저놀이터

  34. Pingback: check over here

  35. Pingback: daftar qiuqiu99

  36. Pingback: https://www.an-st.net/

  37. Pingback: Neosize XL Reviews 2020

  38. Pingback: best dentist in dickson tn

  39. Pingback: https://lifestyleinfo.pl/

  40. Pingback: satta king 2020

  41. Pingback: judi qq poker online

  42. Pingback: https://perfumex.com.pl/forum/

  43. Pingback: elektrodrążenie

  44. Pingback: https://turystyka24.com.pl/forum/

  45. Pingback: https://serwispodrozniczy.pl/forum/

  46. Pingback: https://funkymedia.pl/

  47. Pingback: 카지노사이트

  48. Pingback: viagra use

  49. Pingback: cialis pill

  50. Pingback: is cialis generic

  51. Pingback: cialis pill

  52. Pingback: Alternative for viagra

  53. Pingback: Buy no rx viagra

  54. Pingback: cialis cost

  55. Pingback: generic for cialis

  56. Pingback: buy real cialis online

  57. Pingback: buy generic cialis online

  58. Pingback: viagra 50mg

  59. Pingback: erectile dysfunction drug

  60. Pingback: cheap erectile dysfunction pills online

  61. Pingback: ed meds online without doctor prescription

  62. Pingback: canada pharmacy

  63. Pingback: pharmacy online

  64. Pingback: generic cialis

  65. Pingback: Buy cialis online

  66. Pingback: levitra pills

  67. Pingback: buy vardenafil online

  68. Pingback: buy vardenafil online

  69. Pingback: casino games online

  70. Pingback: party casino online nj

  71. Pingback: sildenafil viagra

  72. Pingback: parx casino online

  73. Pingback: best online casino usa

  74. Pingback: cialis 5 mg

  75. Pingback: payday loans

  76. Pingback: personal loans

  77. Pingback: installment loans

  78. Pingback: viagra cost

  79. Pingback: best real money online casinos

  80. Pingback: 20 cialis

  81. Pingback: generic cialis

  82. Pingback: videoslots

  83. Pingback: online casino slots no download

  84. Pingback: CafeCasino

  85. Pingback: cialis 5 mg

  86. Pingback: cialis internet

  87. Pingback: cialis internet

  88. Pingback: 5 mg cialis

  89. Pingback: buy cheap viagra

  90. Pingback: online casinos

  91. Pingback: online casino games real money

  92. Pingback: real money online casinos usa

  93. Pingback: viagra without doctor prescription

  94. Pingback: viagra online usa

  95. Pingback: buy viagra online

  96. Pingback: viagra buy

  97. Pingback: when to buy viagra

  98. Pingback: tadalafil 20

  99. Pingback: cheapest viagra

  100. Pingback: best ed medication

  101. Pingback: purchase viagra online

  102. Pingback: tadalafil citrate

  103. Pingback: viagra prices

  104. Pingback: tadalafil generic

  105. Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I to find It truly helpful & it helped me out much. I am hoping to offer one thing back and aid others such as you aided me.

  106. Pingback: viagra pill

  107. Pingback: buy viagra online cheap

  108. Pingback: sildenafil 100mg tablet

  109. Pingback: generic cialis tadalafil 20 mg from india

  110. Pingback: online casino real money usa

  111. Pingback: real casino

  112. Pingback: is it safe to buy viagra online in australia

  113. Pingback: cialis buy online

  114. Hello would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with? I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a difficult time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  115. Pingback: buy cialis overnight delivery

  116. Pingback: Viagra 100 mg without prescription

  117. Pingback: Viagra 120 mg over the counter

  118. Pingback: Viagra 50mg pharmacy

  119. Pingback: buy cialis

  120. Pingback: buy viagra online

  121. Pingback: buy viagra

  122. Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this web site before but after looking at some of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Regardless, I’m certainly happy I came across it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back regularly!

  123. Pingback: cialis prices

  124. Pingback: cialis generic

  125. Pingback: viagra

  126. Pingback: where to buy viagra

  127. Pingback: generic cialis

  128. Pingback: viagra purchase usa

  129. Pingback: generic cialis super active

  130. It’s perfect time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I want to suggest you some interesting things or tips. Maybe you can write next articles referring to this article. I desire to read even more things about it!

  131. Pingback: viagra online kaufen

  132. Pingback: avodart 0,5 mg prices

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *