Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pathology

Genre - Crime Thriller
Year Released - 2008
Running Time - 93 minutes
Directed by Marc Schoelermann
Written by Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor (both of whom wrote Crank 1 & 2, as well as Jonah Hex - coming in 2010)
Cast Includes:
Milo Ventimiglia (Peter from Heroes - he was also in Dirty Deeds & Cursed)
Michael Weston
Lauren Lee Smith (who we will also see in Michael Doughtery's Trick 'r Treat, whenever that is finally released!)
Johnny Whitworth
Keiro O'Donnell
Mei Melancon (Psylocke in X-Men III: The Last Stand)
John de Lancie (Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Alyssa Milano (Commando, Embrace of the Vampire, as well as the TV show Charmed)

Rating: 4 Skulls

Plot Summary:
After recent med school grad Ted lands an internship at a prestigious pathology unit in a Philadelphia hospital, he soon finds his new colleagues have some pathological tendencies themselves.
Seems his fellow interns have designed a gruesome contest to commit the perfect untraceable murder, while also competing to see who can determine the cause of death.

Review:
If you had asked me, around the age of 15 or so, what I wanted to be when I grew up, the answer may very well have been a Pathologist. There's just something about it. . .
This movie opens with someone mouthing the mouths of corpses, in mock conversation, so right away you know you're in for a twisted ride.
At the beginning, we learn that the main character Ted (Milo Ventimiglia) solved a murder, when he was younger, and was almost recruited by the FBI, rather than attending med school. The reason that we learn this is to realize how brilliant Ted's mind really is, when it comes to diagnosing a cause of death.
This is how Ted becomes involved in the game mentioned in the plot summary. . .
While I thought that this movie was very good, I still found it hard to believe that these medical interns, who are surrounded by death, day in and day out, would be so reckless (careless driving, drugs, murder!)
Still, the movie moved along nicely, and then bam! the latter third rocked!
And what a Great ending!
The Hippocratic Oath sure didn't mean much to these folks!
I will tell you this as well. When I was younger, I had a crush on Alyssa Milano, and I was excited to find out that she was in this movie. However, next to Lauren Lee Smith, I barely noticed Alyssa...

Rather than just putting the trailer for this movie on here, I thought I would up it one further and put the hard-hitting autopsy scene on here instead.
[while not as good as the autopsy scene in Saw IV, it is still pretty killer!]
Be warned: this scene is extremely graphic and contains nudity!

Jason

6 comments:

Bearded Weirdo Reviews said...

Hey! Thanks for the support! I love your blog!

thebonebreaker said...

Thanks Bro! :-)

I am looking forward to yours. . .

Bearded Weirdo Reviews said...

Looks like a more cruel, dark, n' twisted riff on Flatliners.
I'm glad you liked it. I was hoping it would end up good. Pathology has been on my "to see" list for some time now.
Man, I sure hope I get some of that patented Alyssa Milano nekkidness I love so much.

thebonebreaker said...

Sorry to disappoint Bro - I do not recall Alyssa shedding her clothing in this one :-(
[and I'm pretty sure I would have remembered, being that I had a crush on her growing up - if I am mistaken on this, be sure to drop back by and let me know] :-)

J

Bearded Weirdo Reviews said...

Awwwwwww... poo.

thebonebreaker said...

hahahahaha :-)