This film is by far the strangest horror film i've seen in a while!
It blends dark humour, with at times, harsh realism, whilst simultaneously integrating an underlying sense of unease.
The basic plot is essentially, that these fairly inexperienced soldiers are placed under the command of the suspicious, seemingly disturbed anti-hero of the film.
Their mission is to go to point 'R', find the missing squad, and bring them back all in time for supper. their incentive for this mission, is that they will all be relieved of active duty in Vietnam and sent home on an aeroplane back to their loved ones, should they succeed.
However, as you'd expect, nothing is as it seems in point 'r', and things quickly start to turn ugly...
"R-Point" is an eclectic blend of dark, sometimes Milligan-esque humour, with gritty realism and often very disconcerting imagery and sound effects. "R-Point" is quite an anti-war film, portraying very human characters, in almost hyperbolic way in order to get across the uniqueness of each character, and the way in which each character copes with the effects of war as well as the horrors of r-point. The camera work and special effects are very good, and the violence is sparse and so, always a bit of a shock when it does happen. The actors work very well together and the sense of foreboding never lets up once it starts.
There are a few negative points, e.g as the parts towards the end
and personally, i think they could have made some parts last a little longer to increase unease, but i guess that's just me.
In all honesty though, this is a thoroughly enjoyable film, and i
recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good psychological thriller or horror film, and who has an eye for spotting subtle film references.