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Mar 10, 20133The idea of "The ABCs of Death" is not bad, on the contrary. The idea might have actually worked in a 2 hour movie, but as we saw on the screen is really bad. As a film of 26 segments can say that there are some good and some bad, but in this movie about 80% of the segments and bad, poorly worked, a waste of money that could is in the hands of several families of Africa and no doubt an aan attack to good taste."The ABCs of Death" would be better spent on TV with a segment of at least 20 minutes, but the way we see. "M is for Miscarriage" anyone with a camera and red dye could repeat that thread and maybe it would be better than what we see on screen (BIG WASTE OF MONEY). "I is for the Ingrown" gives us a sense of emptiness, because it explains nothing of what we see on screen. "G is for Gravity" is even emptier than the previous one where not even an actor can be seen on the scene (MUCH BETTER SEE A VIDEO ON ANY INTERNET). "Would be F Fart" is a violation of horror films like The Evil Dead I think this qualifies or segment with a black comedy. "L is for Libido" and "Y is for Young Buck" come to sound offensive by exposing young people to certain situations. These are examples of segments that do not work or work poorly and we give the impression that a boy twelve years old with a digital camera with the budget that the directors had managed to do something better.More segments are not all bad, bad, or regular. "D is for the Dogfigth" and an example of good use of cinematography and gives us the impression that this is not part of the film. The movements are perfect, the plot and clearly understandable, there was a good investment on the part of the director. "X is for XL" try conveying a message in the wrong way, but it failed in all one of the few segments that give a dose of suspense. "V is for vagitus" should have a movie solo, because the idea could be better crafted. This segment and the second makes us think we're seeing another movie.Well, if you want to laugh a little, have a little fright and feel sick with the twelve and twelve fake blood (because in certain scenes is clearly noticeable that the blood used and false, very false and FALSE) then go to the cinema and watch "The ABCs of Death", but have patience, because at times you will say exactly the theme of the segment "W is for the WTF!"… Expand
Mar 10, 20131Was this supposed to be scary? Was this supposed to be a comedy? At the end of the day it doesn’t matter, when the only thing “The ABCs of Death” turns into is an example of what happens (most of the time) when directors serve as their own writers. In my mind, going down as a tonally confused version of something out of the “Faces of Death” series, “The ABCs of Death” is a compilation of 2mpilation of 26 short films, where the overall idea was to give 26 directors (from all over the world) each a letter of the alphabet and have them each make a short segment showcasing death using a theme which begins with their designated letter. But while we (the audience members) are lead to believe that each director has set out to work within the confines of their letter in order to bring forth something interesting, problems arise when it quickly becomes apparent how aggressively incoherent, aggressively disgusting (but not in a scary way) and just downright boring “The ABCs of Death” actually is.
Much of this movie is a mixture of segments which are visually well crafted, but far too conceptually strange, segments that are meant to be funny, but are far too conceptually strange and the segments which are downright gross, and while aren’t as conceptually strange, are simply nonsensical. But maybe the biggest problem here is that most of these said segments aren’t scary at all. Even those directors, who came forth with the intention to scare, showcase segments of death tamer than anything you could see in an episode of “1000 Ways to Die”. A Quick Heads Up: The best segment (by far) is entitled “Q is for Quack” by filmmaker Adam Wingard, who seems to be the only writer/director thinking outside of the box. But even though this is one of the funniest film shorts I’ve ever seen (I’m not kidding) what you have to wade through to get to it, is sadly not worth your time. Anyway, I’m sure you can find this segment on YouTube or somewhere else for free. The only other segment which rivals Wingard’s film is entitled “X is for XXL”, which is undoubtedly the most visually impressive and is in fact the scariest segment in this supposed horror movie.
Final Thought: Maybe I was naive to think that a movie entitled “The ABCs of Death” would be scary or even have a fraction of Twilight Zone-ish sensibility, but I would be shocked if said egregious lack of scares isn’t the final nail in the coffin which distractingly kills off anything good about this film experiment, as an entire piece.
Written by Markus Robinson, Edited by Nicole I. Ashland
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Mar 17, 20134this movie must have been a wonderful concept on paper, but through some particularly craptacular segments, (YES TI WEST, I'M TALKING ABOUT YOU), the execution of the concept was just very poor, i do give it props for trying though, libido and removed tie for the best segment.