Buried – Movie Review
Paul is a U.S. contractor working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it’s a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Buried is a movie starring Ryan Reynolds, who is getting a lot of play. He’s married to Scarlet Johansson and he’s going to be the Green Lantern and he’s a cute guy who can really act very well and did very well with Sandra Bullock as playing the younger man. And in this one, he’s buried alive. I would love to tell you a lot about this movie, but I have to tell you I lasted about five minutes. If you’re claustrophobic, don’t go to this movie. I should’ve known better. It’s called “Buried” for goodness sakes. It goes on for 90 minutes about a guy who has 90 minutes to live. I mean, the opening scene, I swear, it went on for four days; well maybe four minutes, but still. The screen goes completely black, except what you’re hearing is some guy breathing and knocking against things and kind of bouncing around. And I stayed, and I thought, I can do this, it’s only a movie. He then, after about four minutes, flicked on a flashlight and you see that he can’t move, his eyes are panicky, he’s got a gag in his mouth. He’s completely covered with dirt on his face, we only see part of him anyway. And he’s panicking and trying to scream, and I couldn’t do it. Sorry, folks. So, you’re on your own with this one. Apparently, the word is that it’s an interesting movie, but if you’re claustrophobic don’t go to this movie, alright? We’re just going to have to go and find a Walt Disney movie to see or something, but it’s not this one. So, I can’t really evaluate it. If you’re looking to be scared, I would give it 14 stars. If you’re looking to be entertained, I would give it minus 14 stars, so you’re on your own with this one.