“P2” stars Rachel Nichols, Wes Bentley and a number of unknown actors and actresses. It’s directed by first-timer Franck Khalfoun and written by Alexandre Aja (High Tension) and Franck Khalfoun.
A woman (Rachel Nichols) gets stuck inside the parking garage of her work late on Christmas Eve and becomes pursued by a psychotic security guard (Wes Bentley). Her chances of escaping become very slim when the security guard has cameras watching her every move. This leads to her struggle to survive the night and maybe, just maybe get out of P2 alive.
I just watched the movie and I’m already starting to forgetting it. It tries so hard to be a throwback to the 80’s slasher flicks, but only succeeds in being basic and unoriginal. This holiday horror flick has weak characters, a sloppy script, poor acting, and lack of style. It starts off dull and doesn’t ever pick up the pace, in which some moments of dozing and head-nodding occur. It’s sporadically gory and is extremely low on the suspense. The acting by Wes Bentley was so terrible, it’s almost unbelievable. His features are more the preppy school boy type than the unstable human being, resulting in the most unconvincing psychopath I have seen in recent years.
“P2” should’ve been released in it’s suitable form. That form being directly to DVD. I feel terribly bad for those poor horror fans who paid admission to see this. I’m sure most walked out to watch whatever was playing at the multiplex next door. “P2” is one of the dullest thrillers made in the past few years. In fact, you might have to glue you eyelids open for this one. A mundane slasher flick with practically nothing to recommend. The dialog is about as unoriginal as you can get and after watching “P2”, you’ll be tired of hearing the names Tom and Angela.
I recommend that you rent “High Tension” and any other throwback to 80’s slasher flicks if you intend on getting even the mildest of thrills. The film was so boring, it almost crossed into the unwatchable zone. The three gory scenes were executed and shot poorly. Even the most radical ending wouldn’t save the film from being a total waste of time. Completely avoid this one at all costs.