18 March 2004 | yojimbo999
Derivative, Silly, and Just Plain Bad
EL NOMINADO is nothing new. The whole Reality TV Show Gone Bad gimmick has already been done ad nauseam in better fares like MY LITTLE EYE and SERIES 7. This Chilean movie treads the same ground, putting 10 contestants in an underground bunker, and films them with cameras. Snooze. Then one of the contestants goes bunkers and shoots people.
Not bad, right? Wrong.
The bad guy is a skinny geek that walks around flashing a gun and showing his bony body. The guy is so skinny you can see his spine, for Christ's sake. Scary? Nah. Laughable is more like it. Even more laughable is that not a single one of the other contestants can beat this guy, not that they try. Mostly they just run around crying like babies until he locates them one by one. Really, it's pathetic.
Almost no gore to speak off, but they did manage to put in one sex scene, complete with bubbly fresh music. Geez, I wonder why the other contestants didn't run up and bop the skinny guy on the head with something while he's busy shagging some girl? Oh wait. It's a stupid movie with a moronic screenplay. Nevermind.
Watch SERIES 7 again, or MY LITTLE EYE. They're so much better than this tripe.