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The plot is, for the most part, okay. Not the cream of the crop, but enjoyable enough, and the premise is interesting.
But the characters... The most likable character is, by far, Millie. Who didn't get much charaterization at all, aside from "This is the love interest to our hero."
It's telling of the second most likable character place is tied between the alcoholic, neglectful and possibly abusive father and the cynical jerk who later becomes a complete asshole. But at least the worse characters actually have one.
It's an okay enough movie, over all, if you've got a boring afternoon/evening and need to kill some time. I most likely wouldn't watch it more than once, though.
I haven't read the book, so this is just about the movie.
I found it to be a wonderful example of So Bad Its Good. Hayden Christianson's "acting" is hilarious, and gets better if you pretend that every time he opens his mouth he's Anakin from Attack of the Clones saying "I murdered them like animals, the women and the children." (Your Mileage May Vary, of course.) The plot is nonsensical, the main character is a total jerk, and the villains are fairly unmotivated. All in all, a good movie to see with a bunch of friend in a setting where you can deride it to your heart's content.
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