- Actors: Sarah D'Laine, William Forsythe, Art LaFleur, Scott Martin
- Directors: Peter Atencio
- Format: Dolby, PAL, Surround Sound
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 15
- Studio: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 8 Aug. 2011
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0055OOLE2
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,183 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
The Rig [DVD]
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As a hurricane rages outside, the small but experienced crew of a deep-sea oil drilling rig settles in to ride out the storm. Isolated on the rig and a hundred miles from shore, their calm is short lived when a crew member goes missing and an extensive search proves futile. Slowly, they discover that a deadly creature is stalking the skeleton crew, eliminating them one by one. Surrounded by nothing but raging ocean, their communication severed and no way off the rig, the roughnecks try to survive the stormy night with an unrelenting force of death hunting them down.
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Why did the film makers behind this film even bother, oh I know why to take money off of idiots like me lol
Some oil-riggers who think they're the ones in ARMAGEDDON get trapped on a [surprise!] oil rig. Drilling for [surprise!] oil, they disturb a nasty creature-feature. Someone goes missing, the creature starts [surprise!] killing them off. There's lots of mumbling then it's finished!
Surprise! I hated it.
I didn't hate it for its predictable plot, or its slow start. I don't hate it for its ripping-off of many previous monster flicks, or for its dodgy acting by the extended family of the director. I didn't hate it because the DVD cover indicates a huge sea-monster type beast, and all we get is an underfed-bloke in a CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON-type costume jumping up and pirouetting across the screen in the dark. I didn't hate it for its poorly-concieved multi-tiered ending. I hated it because any enjoyment I may have got from an under-par B-movie [which I love], was sucked away like a whirlpool by the fact that half the time I couldn't hear what the hell was bloody going on.
Acting means acting; why do they mumble their lines? Why bother having any character development at all when all the dialogue might as well be delivered by the flowerpot men. Often, films have subtitles for the hard of hearing. Here we required Subtitles for the Hard Of Speaking! I watch and enjoy loads of micro-budget horror and sf [and really applaud low-budget film-making] but I always believe there are two cardinal rules for film-makers; Don't make it boring, and don't make it sound like its been filmed underwater.
If you have super Spiderman hearing skills, perhaps add another star if you like this sort of thing. Otherwise read "NICOR!", a trashy 80's so-so horror novel by Peter Tremayne that is eerily similar to this. It's equally not amazing, but at least you can hear all the dialogue!
Now this movie after i had watched the trailer, i thought this could be good. No it wasn't. This was utter garbage. Bad acting, bad special effects, bad script, actually horrible script.
I'm gonna keep it short and just say: check out Proteus with Craig Fairbrass instead. Not a great movie but still pretty good (a masterpiece compared to this crap).
As such, The Rig delivers. It's not profound, it's not deep, and there are times when you wish they'd done things better. Just like 90% of all horror movies out there.
Why three stars? Well - it's not a five-star movie, for sure. Let's not go over the top. It doesn't do anything to raise itself above other films of this type. Some of the acting was weak, the music is extremely forgettable. But don't read my three-stars as in any way panning the film, because I'm not. I'm simply acknowledging the film for what it is. It's good - nothing more, nothing less.
If you are going to watch a film called 'The Rig' - what do you expect? This is predictably a film where people get stranded on (guess what ...) an oil rig, unable to get off and go home, in the middle of nowhere and lo and below - something bad happens and they are trapped!!
For anyone who is going to criticise this film for its predictability ... don't watch it! This 'jeopardy'/situation or whatever it is called is as old as film - if Agatha Christie can get away with it for 200 odd books then surely the whole 'if it 'aint broke don't fix it' argument comes in??
The Rig is good, old school, low budget horror. You may know the outcome but you don't know the path the characters have to take to get there.
Definitely worth a watch if you are not expecting the next big thing. Harmless and enjoyable with a touch of 'don't go in there' fright ...