Though one might think that the ruins, which is based on the bestselling book by scott smith, doesnt have much of a moral, there are actually several. From the book by scott smith which i never read, and dont want to read, the ruins is yet another in a long line of horror movies. Shawn ashmore, jena malone, jonathan tucker, laura ramsey, joe anderson, sergio calderon, jesse ramirez, balder moreno. Ashmore also reprised his role as iceman in the animated series the super hero squad show, as well as voicing the role for xmen. Two, if you insist on traveling, stay clear of mayan ruins. Although it might seem like it has been kind of a dull year for horror thus far. By the age of seven, when their mother became a part of the multiple births association in alberta, canada, the. The ruins 68 movie clip its in my head 2008 hd youtube. The ruins follows two american couples, just out of college, enjoying a pleasant. The story centers on four vacationing college students in mexico during spring break. Our goal is to save you time and money by sharing our thoughts and recommendations on which movies to race to theaters for, which to watch at home and those to actively avoid. Full disclosure, i freaking love shawn ashmore so i may be a bit biasedseriously though it was a pretty good movie. The ruins is a 2008 supernatural horror film directed by carter smith which stars jonathan tucker, jena malone, shawn ashmore, laura ramsey, and joe anderson. Like jena malone, 28yearold shawn ashmore is also making his first true foray into horror films with dreamworks the ruins based on scott smiths novel, after years being better known as.
Youre completely safe watching the film without finishing the book, the film switched up the characters, took out a few and switched order of events so who survives, how they survive and even the endings wont match up. Shawn ashmore filmography, movie list, tv shows and acting. Smith adapts his own bestselling book to a most strong effect. While in town to promote the xbox game quantum break, shawn ashmore lifted the lid on his first major acting gig as a teenager. Shawn robert ashmore born october is a canadian film and television actor, most famously known in his role as iceman in the xmen. Michelle trachtenberg actress, dating 2004 high school. Actor shawn ashmore has built up quite an impressive body of work over the course of the last several years. A group of friends whose leisurely mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins. Instead, the ruins plays out a lot more like an adventure film, and a surprisingly compelling one at that. Jeff jonathan tucker, his girlfriend amy jena malone, eric shawn ashmore, and his girlfriend stacy laura ramsey. He is known for his roles as bobby drake iceman in the xmen film series, jake berenson in the television series animorphs, agent mike weston in the television drama series the following, eric in the horror film the ruins and sam spencer in the abc series conviction. Based on the novel by a simple plan author scott smith, director carter b. The texas chainsaw massacres jonathan tucker was cast as amys doctor boyfriend jeff and.
Shawn robert ashmore born october 7, 1979 is a canadian film and television actor. Above and beyond having the social life, to have a core group of people that you work with and spend time with and learn how to work with is a nice thing. The story begins with four young americans on vacation in mexico. We hope youre following us, because we dont mean to be killjoys. I love the ending of the book, but if the movie had ended the same way, the audience would. The movie stars jonathan tucker, shawn ashmore, jena malone. In the book the supernatural force is even a smaller part. Joe anderson, shawn ashmore, jena malone, laura ramsey, jonathan tucker, dimitri baveas, sergio calderon, carter b. Jonathan tucker, jena malone, shawn ashmore, et al. The texas chainsaw massacres jonathan tucker was cast as amys doctor boyfriend jeff and xmens shawn ashmore was cast as.
Talking about his nationality, he is canadian and his ethnicity is unknown. With shawn ashmore, jena malone, jonathan tucker, laura ramsey. Jeff and xmens shawn ashmore was cast as stacys boyfriend eric. Youre completely safe watching the film without finishing the book, the film switched up the characters, took out a few and switched order of events so who survives, how they survive and even the. Like jena malone, 28yearold shawn ashmore is also making his first true foray into horror films with dreamworks the ruins based on scott smith s novel, after years being better known as. A satisfyingly gruesome but brutally abbreviated version of author scott b. Jan 09, 2019 the ruins 2008 directed by carter smith starring jonathan tucker, jena malone, laura ramsey, shawn ashmore, joe anderson. I can almost guarantee you that it doesnt go in the direction that you think it will unless youve already read the book. Shawn ashmore is an actor on smallville, known for his role of eric summers in leech and asylum. The ruins flows well, features solid performances by all the leads, delivers the goods in terms of gore, and successfully maintains the building dread and dying hope that made the original novel such a success especially in the early scenes when the group first arrives at their destination. Is that shawn ashmore or aaron ashmore in netflixs locke. Can you tell the difference between shawn and aaron ashmore.
Shawn ashmore is perhaps best known to audiences as bobby drake iceman in 2000s xmen and its sequels x2, xmen. The ruins unrated edition bluray on bluray with shawn. He is the identical twin brother of actor aaron ashmore. He is the son of linda, a homemaker, and rick ashmore, a manufacturing engineer. Shawn robert ashmore was born one minute after his twin brother aaron ashmore in richmond, british. An international coproduction between the united states and australia, it is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by scott smith, who also wrote the screenplay. Join facebook to connect with shawn ashmore and others you may know. Smiths epic downer of a novel, the featurefilm version of the ruins feels like someone blasted through the book with a highlighter in order to assemble the screenplay, and in their haste just happened to overlook some of the most interesting and disturbing details therein. Shawn ashmore, who has played iceman in the xmen movie franchise, is set to costar opposite hayley atwell, also a member of the marvel universe with her role as peggy carter, in abcs legal. He is best known for his roles as jake berenson in the television series animorphs, agent mike weston in the television drama series the following, and bobby drake iceman in the xmen movie series. The ruins 2008 directed by carter smith starring jonathan tucker, jena malone, laura ramsey, shawn ashmore, joe anderson. Spoilers for the film and book versions of the ruins. Contentsshow biography shawn robert ashmore was born one minute after his twin brother aaron in richmond, british columbia, canada, on october 7, 1979.
I had read this book when it came out in 2006 and found it truly haunting. Naturally, i lined up to see the movie come opening weekend. When this movie first came out, just by watching the trailer, it didnt do much for me, other than to make me think it was another lackluster attempt from hollywood at making a cheap horror movie. He is known for his roles as bobby drake iceman in the xmen film series, jake berenson in the television series animorphs, agent mike weston in the television drama series the. Apr 04, 2018 spoilers for the film and book versions of the ruins. Furthermore, he has also won a couple of awards such as mtv movie award for his role in x2, short film award for past present. The ruins novel by scott smith movie directed by carter smith. If you want a book that will both leave you uplifted and make you smile while still having a lot of emotional depth, then pick this one up and fall in love with wes michels. He is the identical twin brother of aaron ashmore, who played jimmy olsen. Horror fans have spotted him in carter smiths the ruins. One, if youre a pretty, clueless twentysomething, avoid vacations.
Shawn was born on october 7, 1979, in richmond, british columbia, canada. The ultimate travellers guide to the ruins and historical sites of zimbabwe. A couple of my friends have read the book, which was highly. The ruins is a 2008 supernatural horror film directed by carter smith which stars jonathan tucker, jena malone, shawn ashmore, laura ramsey. Shawn robert ashmore born october 7, 1979 is a canadian movie and television actor. Shawn ashmore simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected.
The ruins is one such movie that came and went quietly from theatres, and while it probably does not belong 100% in the horror camp, it is still well worth checking out if youre in the mood for something creepy. Alternate ending was formed when three friends realized they all shared a passion for movies. Shawn ashmore portrayed the character of bobby drake iceman in the xmen movie trilogy, as well as reprising the role in. Apr 20, 2016 while in town to promote the xbox game quantum break, shawn ashmore lifted the lid on his first major acting gig as a teenager.
Joe anderson, shawn ashmore, jena malone, laura ramsey, jonathan tucker, sergio calderon, dimitri baveas, carter b. Since this is a horror movie, minutes later chance selects the student and his three friends for a grisly journey into fear. Lounging around a mexican hotel pool early on in the ruins, an entitled american med student objects to playing a game of war. The story follows three college students emma bell, shawn ashmore, kevin zegers who are mistakenly stranded on a chairlift, and are forced to make lifeordeath choices that prove more. Shawn ashmore filmography including movies from released projects, in theatres, in production and upcoming films.
This time the victims disturb something living under the ruins gee, that sounds familiar, like 100 other films just like it perhaps. The ruins unrated edition directed by carter smith starring jonathan tucker, jena malone, shawn ashmore, laura ramsey, joe anderson paramount home video. He gained huge recognition for his role as agent mike weston in the television drama series the following as well as bobby drakeiceman in the xmen film franchise. Jonathan tucker, jena malone, laura ramsey, shawn ashmore, joe anderson. Just like he did with his book a simple plan, novelist scott b.1173 1436 836 1327 239 655 12 775 43 1264 1043 283 29 74 145 526 1296 1093 1088 270 1220 33 955 371 1105 837 992 673 990 690 354 117 33 1413 924 1362 1440 23