6 December 2018 | a_baron
Angel Of Decay
Even allowing for the constraints of time, there is so much wrong with this dramatisation of the man who put the serial in killer. The abduction of Carol DaRonch is shown only as an attempted abduction. In reality, Bundy kidnapped her, handcuffed her, and was driving her off to certain doom when she fought like a tigress, freed herself, and fled to the safety of another motorist.
Lead actor Ryan Gage looks nothing like Bundy, and although he comes over as plausibly creepy, Ted was not at all like that. Worst of all though, Bundy is portrayed as a tortured soul, especially in the dream sequence. In reality, he was a total psychopath and sociopath, the only person he ever cared about was himself, and he would no more be haunted by the ghosts of his victims than he would that of a swatted fly.
There are of course many ways to approach a project of this nature. Sadly, this is not one of them. In both documentary and biopic, Ted Bundy has been done before and better. More than once.