Review: The Ruins

I know I know, I’ve burnt myself too many times with the horror genre. And again I did it. This time I was a bit curious what comic Ben Stiller had to bring to this genre, and the answer is simple. Nothing. Nothing at all.
The story plays around only 5 persons. The location is fixed too. There are no extreme thrills or scares, so the only thing noticable is seeing the budget constraints at work.
The same titled book of novelist turned screen writer Scott B. Smith earned him a rave review from fellow scarer Stephen King, but it feels like we’re talking about two totally different things. Maybe that’s exactly the joke that Ben Stiller was trying to play on us. Cruel if I really had to pay for the ticket (which I luckily did not).4+.

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