Thr3e – Rating 3 out of 5

Taking its queues from Fight Club, Three tries to weave a web of confusion and deception to keep you guessing up until the end. That’s all fine and good, but the plot isn’t substantial enough or riveting enough to make us want to go along for the ride.

Kevin Parson’s (Marc Blucas) is tormented by a childhood bully who he thought he trapped in an abandoned building years ago. But the boy is back for revenge and wants Kevin to repent where the whole world can hear it. Will the torment stop once he confesses his crime or does the revenge run deeper?

Some interesting aspects to this but overall, I wasn’t drawn in and the twist ending seems thrown in after the fact, not a subtle underlying part of the story. It has elements of Saw and Speed, but lacks its own driving force.

I didn’t find the movie particularly thrilling from a psychological standpoint, not very action oriented from a drama standpoint. Things just seem to happen and Kevin does everything he can to exclude the police and make things worse.

An interesting movie in some parts, but unlike Sixth Sense and Fight Club where knowing the ending makes the film even more fun to watch, I see no reason to go back and watch this one again. Full marks for using new faces in making this film, but it’s more cheesy and camping than thrilling and spellbinding. Hardly thrilling or tense, but not too bad.

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