Prometheus enjoys the mayhem from Rob Zombie!
(Rob Zombie Scores!)
Rob Zombie's 3 FROM HELL was released in theatres September 16th, 17th, and 18th! It's the third film in the series, making the Firefly Family saga a trilogy. With all the buzz around the project, plus a 15-year gap between films, the question becomes; was it worth the wait? I’ve had a few requests for a review of the film so, let's discuss it! Spoilers ahead! Tread lightly…
Last spoiler warning!
We learn, upon the film's opening, that against a million to one odds Captain Spaulding, Baby, and Otis survived the hail of bullets riddled into their bodies at the end of "The Devil's Rejects" and have been sent to prison to answer for their past crimes. Nothing supernatural here. Although, it is called a "satanic recovery" by the news.
Eight years have passed since the events of "The Devil's Rejects" and in that time they have gained quite a cult following. This is shown through mock news clips. Think "Natural Born Killers."
This isn't a new or fresh idea, but it works. People are totally nuts, and I can buy into the Firefly clan having a following. Sure.
Let's just get to the elephant in the room, shall we? Captain Spaulding, my favorite of the Firefly crew, is unceremoniously executed in the first 10 minutes of the film. Seriously. We don't even see it happen. Instead, we're just told that it happened.
Of course, we know now that this was due to Sid Haig's health, and he was unable to do more. Am I bummed