By robbiefreeling | REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog March 6, 2009 at 3:56AM
Any movie that takes shadowy, Ivy League-based secret societies as its subject is bound to pique a certain amount of curiosity. At best, one hopes for the mesmerizing creepiness of Eyes Wide Shut; at minimum, the camp, byzantine schlock of The DaVinci Code. Alan Hruska’s Reunion starts out with a promising premise: a get-together of a handful of veterans of a society apparently modeled on Skull and Bones, the clandestine, Yale-based boy’s club whose alumni reportedly include at least three U.S. Presidents (including both Bushes), a Supreme Court Justice, a laundry list of ambassadors, governors, senators, and titans of finance and industry, and William F. Buckley. It’s already been the subject of at least one film, the 2000 thriller The Skulls, directed by the guy who made the last Mummy sequel.