The stupid serial killer genre is already pretty goddamn crowded. I don’t mean films where the serial killer is stupid, though Circle may well be that. I mean serial killer films that are stupid, which this definitely is.
There’s so much awful to be found here. From this impenetrably obtuse and idiotically written synopsis:
CIRCLE is a clue driven race against time that takes us on a labyrinth ride of knowledge into the unraveling motives of a serial killer. In this thriller, the FBI teams up with the U.S. Marshals in a hunt for escaped sociopath James Bennett, after he commits a series of meticulously planned murders. Unfortunately, Bennett is going back to his childhood home, where six graduate students are studying his surroundings for their thesis. The movie takes us through the history of James Bennett and slowly into his mind as well; justifying his murders with ancient Greek philosophies to try and see the soul. A tug of war ensues between the FBI and the U.S. Marshals as the FBI scrambles to understand Bennett’s modus operandi, and the U.S. Marshals try to rationalize it.
(what the fuck is a “labyrinth ride of knowledge?” Somewhere, some fucksack is making more fucking money than any of us to write that shit. Balls.)
Anyway, from that bit of poetry to its cast of TV castoffs and shoulda-stayed-unknowns, it’s built for direct to video. And I doubt it’s even good enough for that. But it’s a slow goddamn news week, it’s worth making fun of (particularly the glassy-eyed mouth-breather of a killer), and there’s some shower-scene side-boob. That’s all I can offer you today, folks.
I’m doing my best, goddamn it.
Watch the fucking trailer and shut your ugly mouths.
For those who are curious, the young lady in the header pic is America Olivo, who I believe is the bearer of the aforementioned side-boob. She was also in Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen as Frisbee Girl. Meaning she’s likely a better actress than Megan Fox.