- Title A Perfect Getaway
- Director David Twohy
- Year 2009
- Run time 1hr 38m
- Genres Thriller, Mystery, Adventure
- Tagline Welcome to paradise, enter at your own risk
Honeymooners Cliff (Steve Zahn) and Cydney (Milla Jovovich) are hiking a jungle trail to a remote Hawaiian beach when they hear that police have uncovered a grisly murder scene and the suspected killers are somewhere nearby. Unsure whether to stay or flee, the pair joins two other couples and then things start to go horribly wrong. Far from civilisation, a brutal battle for survival begins where danger lurks along every twist of the path and no one is who they seem.
I had wanted to see this one since it appeared on the iTunes rental store, and I was all ready to watch it by myself. It turned up in the festive 99p film of the week special, so I knew it was meant to be. Then Mr C said he wanted to watch it too, so we both sat down ready to roll.
00:01:45 - Black Eyed Peas get mentions everywhere! 00:03:54 - Hard enough going up in a helicopter, let alone hanging out of one as a joke. 00:05:30 - By foot or by kayak. Which would I choose? 00:07:49 - She might be the most annoying new wife ever.** **00:13:12 - He said show it no fear, and she’s being a big wuss about it. I would too, though. 00:14:40 - Nicholas Cage mention! 00:16:50 - Nothing bad ever happens in Hawaii, except for that whole murders business they’re talking about.** **00:17:52 - Natural Born Killers. Damn. No matter how many films I watch, it’s never going to be enough.** **00:21:27 - That would be us. Surrounded by paradise and… looking for a signal.** **00:24:58 - How come you need permits to get around Hawaii?** **00:32:42 - There’s quite a lot of people on this trail. It may be paradise but it’s not very private.** ******00:35:49 - It is tricky to be a writer, what with the overactive imagination that comes with it.** ****00:36:55 **- Goodness, I wouldn’t be happy if someone through an axe at me. **00:39:20 - “If you wait until an emergency to decide what to do, you’re already dead.” ****00:48:08 **- This story makes no sense. And why would she tell the stranger that? **00:50:05 - Oh my god, he actually killed a goat! ********00:51:43 **- I think they did it - Milla and the chap. **00:52:39 - Why is she suddenly suspicious? She was telling him to hush up before. ****00:56:32 **- Double rainbow! **00:58:20 **- This reminds me very much of The Beach. **01:00:23 - Excellent waves. ****01:02:58 - I don’t know what that was a picture of but I think it means I’m right. ****01:11:52 - Ah, I get it. They ditched the video but left the photos. Rookie mistake. ****01:15:31 **- Flying axes! That was amazing. **01:17:45 **- I am so going to use my phone as a periscope at some point. **01:21:49 - The one on top of the cliff must always have the advantage, surely? ****01:22:58 **- Ooh, he just tied his head back together. **01:26:41 **- You can’t fool an EMT. You can shoot one though. Damn. **01:27:01 - He is a Jedi. You shouldn’t be surprised. ****01:29:58 **- They couldn’t just shoot on her say so, could they? **01:31:17 - She did sort of the right thing in the end then. I’ll forgive Milla just this once. **
I liked this. It got off to a really slow start, and it wasn’t at all as action packed as the trailer made out, but the slow burn really made you wonder who it was and what was going to happen. I loved the gory bits at the end, and I’m so happy that I guessed the twist. I’m on a really good streak with this guessing business at the moment. It wasn’t exceptional but it was intriguing.
Rating: 3 / 5