STOP OVER IN HELL (PARADA EN EL INFIERNO) (2016) by Víctor Matellano
“Kidnapped by the devil”
To the West, cowboys, but, not too quickly, the danger is coming. This would be a good beginning for a perfect Western movie or an either Western movie… The premise was very promising but, finally, it’s like eveything in these cases, it doesn’t go far enough. I love this gender and I defend the violence in the cinema, like a salad shots or “comic blood” but this… is too much. The argument is: a diligence stop where a brigands arrive and make a tiot to want rob a gold diligence when. All film is an ultraviolence mess whitout any sense. Any argumentative sense and any estethic sense. I find watch it because I wanted know the why of the violence, but I couldn’t do it, because all this violence and blood is something free, whitout any more.
But whit all of this the movie is like a Western in all. There are some good guys, bad guys, an infinite landsescapes, a plenty of sun deserts, log cabins, typical cloths of the wild West. Slow-motion escenes, close-up, a good panoramics and dramatic moments. The soundtrack is like the others Westerns, everything is like the American wild West, very Spaguetti Western, inclusive, in the quality.
This movie is like that movies tha you can watch in the TV in tablecloth movie on some Saturday. But I can highlight in that brilliant and feminist moment one of the two women puts on the pants and shots the rifle. Her fury, strength and determination transfer the screen whit the smell of gunpowder and dried blood. You can feel it and smell it. But all of this can’t save the film and also the Western like a gender for the future, for the new generations.
Traducido por: Iulia García.
Our rating: (2/5)