Red State

Red State (2011)

R  88 min  -  Action | Horror | Thriller   -  30 September 2011 (Ireland)
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Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.


Kevin Smith


Kevin Smith

Wow! What a crazy movie. This is Hostel meets Bowling For Columbine. The Republicans just can't seem to get any respect in Hollywood these days!

A lipo -suctioned John Goodman in the role of an ATF head, debating whether or not to invade a place. What I didn't know is that this was direct by the prolific and ebluent Kevin Smith.

THis is a rolicking movie from right from the start. I think the award, though, goes to Ryan Parks, who plays Abin Cooper, or the leader of the sect. He is composed and relaxed yet evil. A natural leader and preacher, who believes that what he is doing and how he is doing it is right, the right way.

There are long, drawn out monologues of him, preaching, while people are being tortured, or wrapped up and shot.

This no doubt at least sheds some light on how someone like Smith must feel about states that are majority Republican. Just taking a stab, don't know if that's the real case or not!