Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Judas Kiss

It's been a while since I've blogged and even longer since I watched a gay themed movie. So two birds and one stone and all that.

I watched Judas Kiss last night. The only reason I even knew about this movie was because Sean Lockhart (AKA Brent Corrigan) was in it and you, Dear Constant Reader, know this blog has been obsessing over Brent for a long, long time. However I went into it knowing his acting ability isn't dazzling, but I've heard good things about the story.

Lockhart's acting was actually not as bad as most of the rest of the cast. That's about the only positive thing I can say about this movie, and once you've seen just how bad the others were you'll realise it's not that positive. The story had potential, in a Strange Case of Benjamin Button sort of way, but completely fell apart with no satisfying conclusion. The idea of having an opportunity to meet your teenage self and change the course of your life is fascinating. Imagine how you'd react emotionally on either side of that situation. Well none of what you imagined can possibility relate to what actually happened because none of the characters in this movie ever act like real human beings.

Each situation seemed to descend into an unrealistic farce, and the characters were so unrealistic that I was left unable to empathise with any of them. I really didn't care what they did to each other, even to the point that when the main character's teenage self confronts his abusive father I started drifting off and thinking about the next movie I was going to watch.

Dull, unrealistic, poorly written, poorly acted. Sean Lockhart's enchanting smile was simply not enough to keep me interested. Most disappointing movie of the year so far. Oh that reminds me: Happy New Year!

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:59 pm

    Obviously, you have zero taste in art. This movie was named in the Top 50 gay films of all time. Lockhart's acting was great. Richard Harmon is amazing.