Wednesday, 23 January 2013

MSN TV: Sky Atlantic's THE FOLLOWING


Over at MSN today: I've reviewed Sky Atlantic's premiere of Fox's new crime thriller THE FOLLOWING, starring Kevin Bacon as a former FBI agent brought out of retirement to recapture a notorious serial killer...
The reasons to give The Following a chance stems from the lead actors they've cast—James Purefoy (Rome) and movie star Kevin Bacon (Footloose, Apollo 13)—and, for some, writer Kevin Williamson's involvement, seeing as he revitalized slasher movies with 1996's Scream and has been masterminding the feverishly fast-paced Vampire Diaries. For those three reasons, I was poised to enjoy The Following despite its contrived premise, but it struggled to overcome the trappings and clichés of its genre.

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