Coralie Fargeat’s Revenge

revenge-2017

I know the above description of this blog says Old Movies and I’ve been talking about newer movies lately, it’s just that there have been new movies that I actually think are interesting coming out lately. Revenge is the latest one, I first heard about this film last year and thought it seemed interesting enough, if not kind of redundant. There’s not a lot you can do in a revenge film that hasn’t already been done.

Revenge has a pretty basic plot, beautiful girl (played by Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz) is wronged, I use that word so not to spoil anything about the movie, and set out to get her revenge, hence the title. But don’t let my pessimistic attitude dissuade you from see this, it’s actually a good movie.

The 70’s/80’s exploitation vibe is what I liked most about it, the movie has the usual running themes of feminism but flips the script a little by not over sexualizing the heroine. I mean, she’s sexy and walking around in her underwear but it’s actually tasteful and it honestly fits the scene. There are some unbelievable points in the movie but it’s an exploitation revenge film so it doesn’t really matter.

I would recommend it to anyone who likes this genre of movies. If you have a Shudder subscription it’s streaming free now.

Revenge

Coralie Fargeat

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