Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Children of the Corn: Revelation

Prior to watching this I would have told you that Children of the Corn III was the worst in the series, but now I have to say that that title belongs to Children of the Corn: Revelation. This is a slow movie with artificial stakes, the protagonist is in danger because she's staying in a haunted (?) apartment building and yet she refuses to leave. Not even the other "colorful characters" inhabiting the building realize that they are in serious, serious danger until they're pretty much all dead. There's one line of dialogue in the movie that attempts to shoehorn it into the rest of the series, but other than that there really isn't anything going on here that ties it to the other movies. And while I previously shit on the CGI in Children of the Corn II, where those effects were laughable the CGI here is flat out embarrassing.

Rating: I > II > V > IV > 666 > III > Revelation%

Fun Fact: Michael Ironside, who is in this movie for all of two minutes, was also in Scanners and Total Recall and Starship Troopers and many other higher quality movies.

(Image from Wikipedia)


Glenn said...

Even the worst Friday the 13th or Elm Street seems to have so much more quality than the top of the barrel Children if the Corns or Hellraisers.

Quammy said...

Children of the Corn 1 is decent, Parts 2 and 5 are fun just because they're so much of their time, but so far the rest have been pretty craptacular. I can't really see myself revisiting any of these movies again. Whereas I rewatch my favorite Friday the 13th movies year after year.