I Spit on Your Grave 3 (2010)
Starring: Sarah Butler, Gabriel Hogan, Doug McKeon
My Review and Thoughts:
I really liked the remake, I Spit on Your Grave (2010). Did not care so much for Part 2, but what makes part 3 more enjoyable is it continues the storyline of the remake. Jennifer has now changed her name to Angie. She is now in therapy, and her world is stained by the actions she went through, and the revenge she instilled upon those who hurt her in Part 1.
Angie is now hardened, and looks at all men as despicable. The over intense way that Angie is portrayed at times is a little too much. It is a movie that clearly is against men at times, or showcases all men as rapist. The regard of intensity in this reality can turn many people off. Trust me, not all men are rapist dogs, or at least the movie showcases this reality.
Angie enters a therapy meeting for rape victims, where she meets Marla, another rape victim who looks at all men as rapist dogs. Both feed off each other’s hatred, and bitterness toward scummy men. Soon Angie finds herself stalking, and seeking out men who demoralize women. The therapy or friendship with Marla seems to help Angie, and she slowly changes her hardened ways. Just when things are changing for Angie, her world is turned upside down again when Marla is killed.
Soon Angie is up to her old ways again seeking out men who get away with rape, and using women as victims. Angie is looked upon by the police as men are taken out one by one. A justice served that only one who Spit’s on Graves can give.
The movie has flashbacks of the 2010 film as Angie thinks back to her brutal rape, torture, and her ultimate justice, she displayed. What makes this one really stand out is the very twisted, and graphic violence. One death has a truly hardcore Penis stabbing, and brutality that makes even the hardened Gore-whore go, “Did I just see that.” This movie is very graphic, very intense, and displays of gore in a graphic nature, are more intense than the first 2. I thought I would never say this for a modern horror film, some of this hardcore violence is a little much. There is a brutality to the film that leaves a lasting impression.
Something that also stands out is the display of emotional drama. The solid acting by the therapy group, adds a sense of quality to the film. Meaning, yes the violence is brutal, and disturbingly thick, but there is also an emotional side to the film. Doug McKeon was fantastic as Oscar. Sarah Butler is a fantastic actress that makes you believe her victim persona, and ultimate hatred. Her thick brutal nature displays itself in a believable reality that leaves you the viewer in an intense struggle in trying to accept, or fathom the hatred, and violence inside Angie/Jennifer’s persona. In the end the movie gives mixed emotions.
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Angie is disturbed. Her persona changes from Justice seeking, to full blown criminal in the end. Where I Spit on your Grave displays a mentality of getting Justice for the wrongs, I Spit on Your Grave 3 strays from that concept in changing Jennifer into a hardened cold blooded murderer, which really turns off in being a lover of I Spit on your Grave. I Spit on Your Grave was a female, (both the original and the remake) that had you the viewer following along with her actions in her Justice, and revenge. In this one, Jennifer becomes, nothing more than a cold blooded, unlikable character in the end. It wasn't about Justice, it was about simply killing.
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The start of the film was a turn off with the all men are evil plot, but slowly turns into a revenge style movie where Angie seeks out truly horrible men who rape, and murder women and children. This is a movie geared to people who love this style of film, rape-revenge. A violent film with the flare of the old Grindhouse style of content.
This is an unapologetic movie in its violence and gore.
It’s a movie that displays an anger, and a true building of hatred seeking of justice to those victims denied justice by court systems, and the law. I am not condoning the violence, but I understand what these movies display. I understand that victims, and family members of victims, deserve justice and sometimes, let’s just say, things happen, or at least they should, and Angie solves that reality through her means of Justice.
One plus to this film is it’s produced by the original director of the 1978 version, Meir Zarchi, adding a little nostalgia to the mix of the film.
This is an okay movie, I have mixed feelings about it, because of what I mentioned in the spoiler section. Overlooking that reality the movie is a solid rape revenge film.