• Mr. Pat

Ravenous

Updated: Jul 19, 2021

The 128th review overall!

I’ll still kinda pissed about the Notre Dame/Clemson game, but whatever, I have one more week of work before I take my vacation, and good Lord do I need this time off. By the time I get back, I’m supposed to have help finally. It’ll be the first time in three months! Anyways, after a pleasant day, I went to the Netflix well (which is already drying up fast) and watched...


Ravenous (1999)


The movie takes place during the Mexican/American war, and there’s a lot of backstory about cowardice ultimately leading to a movie about eating people. For such a recognizable cast, I did not like this movie. The soldiers are fighting what’s called a Wendigo. It’s a creature from Native American lore that eats people. In this movie, when you eat somebody, you gain their strength and it lets you regenerate.


As I read through the IMDB board, I’m shocked because most of the reviews are positive, not only that, but they loved it! Even going so far as accusing people who didn’t like of “not getting it.” “But it’s about American Imperialism and taking what you want without caring who you take it from!!!111!11one!!1”

Animated Soviet Propaganda - American Imperialist: The Millionaire
But it’s about American Imperialism and taking what you want without caring who you take it from!

My response to that... “zzzzzzzzzzz”


I got it, it just wasn’t good. Netflix called it a horror/thriller. But when there is the one scene that has a potential to be scary, they played a chase song on a banjo that kills the mood. Then Wikipedia calls it a black comedy, but it never gets to the point of being a farce, outside of David Arquette’s “hey I’m 19th century stoner” character, everyone plays it completely straight.


It does a few interesting things, but not enough to save it. If I had to guess/hope this will be one of the 31 movies that I’ll look back a year later on and say, “Oh yeah! That movie... I didn’t like that one.”

4 Dr. Chainsaws!

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