There are some movies that are intellectual in nature with no explosions, action sequences, or CGI. Sexy Evil Genius is one of these films. It kind of goes the way of a thriller-mystery, or even a black comedy.
The synopsis from IMDB: A group of guys are drawn to the same bar in downtown Los Angeles by an ex-girlfriend they all have in common.
Directed by Shawn Piller and written by Scott Lew, Sexy Evil Genius’s story is well laid out. This film could have been a disaster if the writing wasn’t good with a very well planned out plot and subplots. The film is slow, but holds your attention to find out exactly what the hell is going on. With plenty of answers to questions on the intriguing subplots to hold your interest until the big reveal at the ends climax.
A surprisingly great performance by Seth Green (who would have thought he could play a serious roll and pull it off), as well as the rest of the cast, really make this movie work and believable. My only issue here is with the character Nikki (played by Katee Sackhoff). Katee’s performance is less than desirable and
without the rest of the supporting cast would have been down right laughable. Every time the camera focuses on her there is an uncomfortable feeling that you get, you almost feel embarrassed for her. Her performance is pretty bad and feels forced throughout the film. Thankfully the film is based mainly on the reactions by the rest of the cast so it doesn’t hurt the film.
Overall, if you are looking for a thoughtless action film you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a film that makes you think, with many cool twists and turns check this one out.
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