Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane, Jason
Hell is an adaptation of the novel of the same title by Alan Moore.
It is based upon the legend of the late 19th century serial killer
Jack The Ripper.
telling of the story centers around Inspector Frederick Abberline,
played by Johnny Depp. Do not expect a documentary or true story,
the only thing that is definitely true here is that it is the story
of several gruesome murders in the Whitechapel district of London
in 1888. Abberline is an Inspector put in charge of the case. His
methods are unorthodox to say the least. He's prone to getting polluted
on opium and seeing visions of the crimes.
murder victims are prostitutes, a group of prostitutes that are
friends with each other in this case. In the stereotypical movie
fashion, Heather Graham plays a hooker with a heart of gold. The
real star is our mysterious killer, Jack the Ripper. The murders
are absolutely gruesome. He first slashes their throat wide open
to prevent screams and kill them. He then cuts them up in a ritual
you're looking for gore, this movie has the most I've seen in a
while. Though in this politically correct climate we're in, it probably
still isn't as bad as some of the classic 80's slasher films. The
psychology here is good though, they describe more than they show
and give us just quick glimpses, the human brain tends to fill in
the rest of the blanks with imagination. Anyone taking a small child
to see this movie needs to be flogged.
scenery matchs the mood of the movie. It's dark and dreary. The
story unfolds very well, and there are no blatent spoilers. And
overall I think the Hughes Brothers did an excellent job with this
film. It's the best movie of this type I've seen in a long time.
However, it lacks that little something magical to make it a 5 star
movie, but it's a good solid 4 stars in my book. Be warned though,
this aint a feel good film, it would be a very questionable date
firearms, just blades.
and lots of blood, some gruesome stuff here.
Blood & Gore
but a horse drawn carriage does have an accident.
alot, but we do get to see some whisker biscuits.
so much as a grin, this is dark.