It's almost March already? My how time flies when you get older. Even though I didn't get as many posts in this month, compared to last month, I still managed to add more than I have in previous years. I'm happy about that at least. After this post, I have two more to go before I reach my 500th post. I know I keep throwing that out, but I'm excited about it. That's a lot of writing! I would like to say I have it all planned out, but I don't. Before I dive into my 999 challenge though, I wanted to watch Feast 3: The Happy Finish (2009). This was filmed back-to-back with Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds. After watching the first sequel though, I wasn't so sure I wanted to watch the second sequel. But being a horror fan, and feeling I need to finish off a series, I had Netflix send it to me.
As expected, Feast 3 picks up right where Feast 2 left off. Since the first sequel had a cliff hanger ending, I assumed it was going to pick up there for this one. At first though, we get a few flashbacks to the first film. I have no idea why, I would think by this point, we get the idea. We find out how the survivors on the roof manage to live on. Everyone is still there: Honey Pie (Jenny Wade), Lightning (Juan Longoria Garcia), Biker Queen (Diane Goldner), Greg (Tom Gulager), Tat Girl (Chelsea Richards), Tit Girl (Melissa Reed), Hobo (William Preal), Secrets (Hanna Putman), and Bartender (Clu Gulager). Throw in a few new characters: Slasher (Carl Anthony Payne II), Jean Claude Seagal (Craig Henningsen), Shitkicker (John Allen Nelson), and Prophet (Josh Blue). The plot? Try and get to the big city before they all die.
The first thing I noticed about Feast 3 is that the character bio's are back. They are not as funny as they were in the first film, but I was still glad that they had returned. The second thing I noticed is that Honey Pie is killed off way too early. Sorry to spoil this, but I knew before hand as well. I didn't know it was going to happen so quick, but I did know. Patrick Melton, the co-writer, had this to say about Honey Pie: "...so when [Honey Pie] eventually gets it, it's just about the worst, nastiest kill we could come up with." Sound interesting doesn't it? If you don't want to know, then skip ahead a little. Her death goes down as one of the monsters runs up, and rips her head off. Then it looks at it, and swallows it down in one piece. Then we see the head come out the other end of the monster. I admit this is a new one on me, but is that seriously the best they could come up with?
Since I was let down by the last film, I wasn't expecting much from this one. I think I ended up enjoying this a little more than I would have otherwise. The effects are about the same for a Feast film. Plenty of blood to go around. As noted above, heads get pulled off, and arms get pulled off as well. Not as much puking or other body fluids this time, thankfully. I liked the effects more this time around, since there wasn't very much done in front of a green screen this time. If you liked the acting in the second film, no reason why you won't like it this time around. Since there are only a few extra people around this time, the acting is pretty much the same. The few new actors are good, but don't stick around for long.
In Feast 3: The Happy Finish, I thought they went back to making the film a little more like the first movie, instead of the second one. I can see hints of both films in this third installment. Not surprisingly, the people that loved the first sequel, hate this one with a passion. They call this third film the weakest of the set, even going as far as saying it has some of the most stupid things seen in a Feast film so far. I guess seeing different types of body fluids gush all over different women, wasn't all that stupid to them. In a way, this surprises me. Since this one at least tried to be slightly more like the first film, people are calling it weak. Even some people that hated the second film are still calling this one the weakest, that confuses me even more.
In truth, I didn't find this third film to be great, but I did like it a lot better than the second film. It does have a lot of problems, under used characters being the biggest one. At one point, one of the survivors gets turned into a monster. They make this seem like a big deal, giving it a bio and everything. However, this new monster doesn't really do much of anything, and isn't seen all that often. A scene that I had mixed feelings over, was something of a rave type scene. It had a strobe light effect going, which went on for way too long. That was the annoying part of that scene. On the plus side, some of the things they did during that scene did turn out to be pretty neat. Feast 3: The Happy Finish wasn't as good as the first film, but how many sequels are? Because I did like it better than the second film though, I have to give it a slightly higher rating. One more thing about this film before I finish this off, it has the strangest ending I have yet to see in a horror film.
3 out of 5 At least it ended up an upward note
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