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average rating is 4 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
Teen Scream Ideal for Big Screens
💛 It’s no surprise this was made into a film. Beautiful teens, holiday horror, it’s made for the screen. It works well in the book too, but this is definitely more movie.
🖤 Overall I really enjoyed this. It’s scary, I thought the characters had some really interesting thoughts and traits. Yes, they were a bit generic, but that helped in simplifying detail for plot. They also worked well as a group. And the story always kept me interested. So far so good.
💙 Things got a bit slow at times as well as repetitive. It could have been an hour shorter and, had it been, it would have been a 4 star for me.
💚 I was sooo unhappy about the ending. Boo – explanation in the spoiler.
💗 This was like a cross between Scream and Brokedown Palace.
SQUAWKING THE TALK
🎧 This was a very easy listen. Patrick Wilson has a smooth voice with just an edge of gruffness. It reminded me of James Franco.
🎧 I would have preferred a female voice for the female roles. I could picture the male characters much more clearly than the female.
I’m annoyed that everyone died. But I could have handled that. I could even have handled the Greeks arriving just that little too late. But I really wanted a prologue. Something to say what happened in the long run. It was frustrating not to have anything in terms of answers.
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The Ruins follows two American couples enjoying a pleasant, lazy beach holiday together in Mexico. On an impulse, they go off with newfound friends in search of one of their group, the young German who, in pursuit of a girl, has headed for the remote Mayan ruins, site of a fabled archeological dig.
This is what happens from the moment the searchers, moving into the wild interior, begin to suspect that there is an insidious, horrific "other" among them.
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