Good effort from the Brits
By a customer
, 20 Sep 2003
The blurbs on the front comparing it to Predator and Jaws are not altogether off the mark (particularly Predator - which incidentally is one of my all time favourites). My main problem with this movie was that it couldn't decide whether it was a 'serious' horror movie or a schlock-horror/comedy. If a few of the more cheesy scenes and pratfalls were edited out, this would have been one of the best horror movies I have seen in a long time. But then, that is the beauty of this film, the jokes are fantastic and not knowing from one scene to the next whether it is tongue-in-cheek or whether a tongue is going to be ripped out of a cheek is the films appeal.
Sean Pertwee is great, and plays a very believable and interesting character (Note: for those who don't know, he is the son of Jon Pertwee, the third actor to play the Doctor in the legendary British sci-fi series Doctor Who. Sean also appears in Event Horizon, albeit in a much smaller role, and delivers a good performance there, too). Kevin McKidd shines in his role, which, due to events in the film actually plays the lead role. The premise of the storyline is also very good - military meets werewolves - and makes for some great horror and action sequences. I also found it very refreshing to see this type of film featuring the British army, which gives it quite a different feel to U.S. based military flicks. The make up and visual effect are very good considering the budget, and the portrayal of the werewolves if very 'realistic' and believable. Well worth a watch if you like horror movies, or 'army vs. monster' flicks, and definitely a must-see for any Predator fans.
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