The Horror Honeys: A Beginning, Too Much Middle, and An Abrupt End...

A Beginning, Too Much Middle, and An Abrupt End...

A Supernatural Honey Review by Suzanne

Resolution (2012)

Spring, a new film by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, hits VOD this weekend. This buzz about this film is incredible so I decided to check out the duo’s first feature length film, Resolution. I read a few of the film’s reviews prior to watching and was hopeful about it, but it took me three tries to get through it.

Michael (Peter Cilella) travels to a remote cabin with the intention of getting his former best friend, Chris (Vinny Curran), clean and sober. After subduing Chris with a taser, Mike handcuffs him to a pipe in the cabin, forcing Chris to go cold turkey. 

As Chris detoxes, which seems to go a little too smoothly for someone who is addicted to crack, Mike encounters Chris’ wacky drug dealing buddies, a few angry Native Americans who want them out of the cabin, 3 UFO cult members hanging out by a river, a mysterious French philosopher in a camper, drug addicts in a cave, and a dog named Sarah.

Have the filmmakers SEEN a crack addict before? Because this is not accurate.
Mike finds film footage, an old library book, and strange carvings inside the cabin, which indicate someone or something is watching them. Unfortunately, none of it can be or will be explained. There is an unknown supernatural force that doesn’t actually reveal itself until the abrupt end. I can’t even stress how abrupt the ending is. Finally something happens and then, poof! Over. No... resolution.

Are you guys waiting for something to happen too?
Resolution is a valiant attempt at taking what would be an interesting short film and stretching it out to 93 minutes. I’m sure the filmmakers were going for something really deep, but full of long-winded, unnatural dialogue, a lack of chemistry between the two leads and no real direction, it was a difficult watch. 

I don’t think it’s fair to even consider this a horror film. Aside from it not being remotely scary, the lack of score and lack of any real atmosphere doesn’t even bring it to a level of creepy. 

If I had to find something positive to say, this film might win an award for the amount of times “fuck” is said in a five minute period.

Supernatural Honey: 1 handcuffed crack addict out of 5

Resolution is available on Netflix Streaming, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, &
blu-ray/DVD