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Review of Somos lo que hay

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This was made three years before the remake that was made three years ago from now lol. Anyways I was curious about this one and it's remake. I know they are about cannibals, but I know nothing else. This is directed by Jorge Michel Grau who is another to participate in the ABC's of Death. I have a few in my horrorfest that have directed shorts here. It looks like I didn't enjoy his segment all that much. He also directed a segment in Barbarous Mexico that was just average. I can only hope his storytelling here was better than his shorts. I noticed they had good elements, but they overall didn't accomplish whatever I had hoped for. Anyways let's see where this falls on things.

Okay this was actually pretty damn good. It's a bit of a slow burn yet it doesn't actually feel that way. It's also much shorter than I was expecting it to be. The violence is pretty gritty and quick when it happens. I loved the violins that played throughout the whole thing. There is an interesting shroud of mystery to the whole scenario too. The ending was quite excellent and unexpected.

The acting was quite well done. It is hard to feel compassion for any of the characters, but the actors do such a good job that you kind of care what happens. I hope that Alan Chavez is resting in peace. It would have been great to see how good of an actor he would have become after this.

This is a fairly unknown and underrated film. It's not what I was expecting it to be. It doesn't feel like your typical horror, but it shares some definite elements of the genre. It can be slow, but when things happen it gets intense. The acting is excellent and even with such characters you sort of root for them. The music really adds to whole thing. The ending was insane and that last shot was just great. I have to say if you haven't seen it yet you definitely should.
Added by BAMF
1 year ago on 27 October 2016 04:52

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