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Okay creature feature,
This review is from: 13 Hours [DVD] (DVD)
Overall this is not a bad movie, it just isn't a particularly good one. As in the best creature features the monster is not revealed to the end saving a fortune on special effects. Unfortunately for a horror/slasher movie to be effective the audience has to be able to relate to or sympathise with the victims but the cast of characters here are an unlikeable bunch of upper middle class wasters who elicit no sympathy whatsover. Even the heroine isn't particularly likeable and indeed throughout most of the film they are as much as a danger to each other as the creature that is stalking them. Apart from the late Simon MacCorkindale the only character who is in any way likeable is the working class girl played by Gemma Atkinson (the blonde with the big norks as described by one reviewer) who despite appearing to be a tramp comes good before her inevitable demise. The story in itself is not bad at all, it makes sense despite a few plot failings and ticks all the boxes for this type of film. There is not an overabundance of on screen killings or lurid splashes of blood so on that count the director is to be commended. It would appear from his IMDB rating that director Jonathan Glendenning is improving as this film currently rates 4.8 whilst his previous outing S.N.U.B. is only rated at 3.1. At this rate of improvement and with all British casting I look forward to his next effort.
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Initial post: 22 Mar 2012 10:52:08 GMT
A. Paily says:
Very good review! I agreed with every word, couldn't have put it better myself.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2012 12:15:34 GMT
PJ Rankine says:
Cheers A. Paily, thanks for the feedback.
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