Max Seed is
one of those huge, brutal, unstoppable killers you see in dime-a-dozen
slashers, but Boll isn’t interested in making that kind of picture – he’s
making a “serious” movie about man’s inhumanity to man (or something).
are often unintentionally funny. After going to the chair for 666 murders, Seed
digs his way out of his grave and, despite an unfortunate resemblance to Leatherface, manages to wander around Vancouver without being seen. In the opening moments, the character is
introduced to the viewer watching real footage of animal abuse that an onscreen
caption explains is intended to make a statement about humanity.
One of the
most bizarre scenes is a dream sequence where Detective Matt Bishop (Michael
Pare, a Boll regular) finds himself riding on a bus with the masked killer - in
broad daylight, no less. Despite his appearance, Seed is playing with the child
of a fellow passenger who ignores Bishop’s warnings until – and this is where
most audience members walk out – Seed smashes the child’s head against a