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Movie Reviews: Wrong Turn 2 + The Iron Lady

Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)

In the forest, only they can hear you scream! This is the mediocre sequel to the 2003 original. A reality show pilot is being filmed in backwoods cannibal country somehow the events of the first film have not become public knowledge. An angry former marine named Dale (Henry Rollins) is the show host and various types are the contestants: the bimbo, the moron, the slut, the chick with a gun, the vegan, the nerd and the jock (Texas Battle of ‘Death Valley’). They stumble around the woods doing their stupid reality show and are picked off by cannibals in a flurry of bad acting and idiot plotting. This was not good.

The Iron Lady (2011)

A gaga Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) hallucinates her dead husband Dennis (Jim Broadbent) and has flashbacks to her past. This disjointed film shows how she ran out during a WW2 air-raid to cover the butter, married a boring man, became an MP and finally PM.

Her loud daughter Carol is the unfavourite. There is unsubtle foreshadowing. Richard E Grant has a small role and Thatcher’s stooge Geoffrey (Anthony Head of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’) is finally bullied out of the cabinet. The miners strike, Northern Ireland and the infamous Brighton hotel bombing are all glossed over. The Falklands war and Thatcher’s overthrow get a lot of attention. This was okay in parts but had way way too much gaga Thatcher.

Best Lines:
“With the miners union leader today calling for the army to mutiny in support of the strikes. This seems the wrong time for conciliation.”

“That hat has got to go.”

“Your voice. It’s too high and it has no authority.”

“One must be careful not to test one’s colleagues loyalties too far.”

“The Falkland Islands, the British colony in the South Atlantic has fallen.”

“I wouldn’t have spoken to my gamekeeper like that.”

“Sink it.”
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