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Blown Away (1992)

Director:
Brenton Spencer
COUNTRY
Canada
GENRE
Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Blown Away
RUNNING TIME
92 minutes
Producer:
Peter R. Robinson
Screenwriter:
Robert Cooper


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Rich Corey Haim
Megan Nicole Eggert
Wes Corey Feldman
Cy Jean LeClerc
Darla Kathleen Robinson
Anderson Gary Farmer

 

Review

This slick-beyond-reason teen-thriller is overloaded with ominous scenes and incidents from the first minute, and keeps weaving an increasingly twisting plot filled with sex, deceit and murder until not even the characters are quite sure what their next move should be. In a sense, Blown Away is more ambitious than its contemporary genre equivalent Basic Instinct, because in here teenagers are supposed to feel like kids but act like (crazed) adults. Along with the insufferable Scuba School, this is one of the culminations of the Haim/Feldman tenure where the two Corey's seem to have had a bit too much influence. The kids arguably had fun in their own, out-of-touch way, but their lack of connection with reality and their own age group had become quite apparent by the time of Blown Away. The objective of director Brenton Spencer is to make a dangerous and hip thriller, but although this at times is fun and even suspenseful, the script turns out to be stupid, awkward and exploitative more than anything else. The film's best asset is undoubtedly a handful of steaming sex scenes of delightful 1990s quality. You can tell Mr. Haim and Ms. Eggert had rehearsed these scenes quite extensively.

Copyright 18.11.2008 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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