What can I say about "The Ruins" apart from the fact that it's a pretty average film. It's not great, but it's not terrible.
The main 'horror idea' is reasonably original, but draws on a number of influences, the characters are pretty much standard horror 20-somethings, the girls are pretty damn annoying and stupid in my view, not quite Wolf Creek irritating, but close and the guys actually seem to have a bit of sense, which is quite nice, that it's not all but one of the characters who are dumb. I think the girls got the bum end of the deal though.
I'd put money on the fact that EVERYONE should be able to identify who will die first, which is a shame, because as I was waiting for this first death, I was thinking what an interesting dynamic it would add to the rest of the film, but it was not to be.
There are a couple of pretty gruesome bits in the film, although not as much as I'd been led to believe by others.
The end is also kind of predictable, although I had a few different scenarios going round my head before one of those got checked off.
So, not the best, but not bad, kept me engaged and Vicky (girlfriend) really enjoyed it (gives it an 8/10)
The Ruins - 6/10