10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Not so Merry Christmas,
This review is from: Salvage [DVD] (DVD)
Got to agree with Debbie B, this is a film to rent not buy, you won't want to see it again. It all takes place over Christmas Eve in a suburban cul-de-sac when the season is ruined by a squad of special forces soldiers moving in and ordering everyone indoors after shooting dead the local gp who is definitely not having a good day. The build up is long and slow and even the action is paced out considering the film is only an hour and a quarter long. What the director does do well however is sow seeds of doubt in your mind as to just what is going on. Is it a virus ala '28 days later', a terrorist attack or a monster. You never get a real feel for who the bad guy/s is/are and that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The denouement when it comes however is somewhat disappointing. The cast all do a good job although having spent so much time setting up young Jodie as a main character she then disappears till the end. There is nothing here that suffers from the low budget but it just isn't that great a film. Rent it.