A Film Review By Jason L. King
| Starring: Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Booth
Directed By: Bill Paxton
Rated: Rated R for violence and some language.
If I could see into the minds of others, I’m sure my mind would be overcome with the amount of evil thoughts that run through their minds. Also if I played enough video games, I might be convinced that death is an Ok option, and of course if God came to me in a dream and told me to kill someone, you guessed it…. It would be justified and ok right?
Frailty is the story of a father and his two sons, who kill what they think, are demons. The Father (Bill Paxton) claims that it is God’s will to have him search out all the demons in the world, and bring judgment upon them. So he takes his two sons, and begins a killing spree of people he feels are “demons.” His oldest son, Fenton, finds errors in his father’s way of thinking, and has to make a decision to either join him or leave him. Years later the FBI is looking for a serial killer they call the “God’s Hands” Killer. Only Fenton knows the truth behind it all, and he must tell the story in order to save the lives of the innocent.
Frailty was a surprise to me. I wasn’t expecting anything out of it, and it left me with this unexplainable feeling. It was a very morbid movie, and had a graphic nature to it, but overall was great. Bill Paxton, who played the Father and directed the film, was Awesome. He creped the heck out of me, the entire film. There was just something about him. Mix him in with suspenseful music during the “creepy” parts it’s enough to give anyone goose bumps. It also does a nice job of breaking free from the typical serial killer ending with a great twist ending, enough to make you only a little more disturbed.
Frailty isn’t a movie you want to take your significant other to on a Friday night date. It’s not a pleasure to watch. But if you are into being creped out, or at least a little disturbed, check it out. This is one of those films I would even buy on DVD, except for the fact that I could never watch it alone in a house with the lights off with out hiding under my covers for the next few days.