Saturday, March 7, 2015

Animal (2014)

Saturday should be a day of rest. Unfortunately, for me, I had to make the trip to the institute for an open house event. Now that I am finally home relaxing, I felt it was time to dive into something rather mindless; my choice was the 2014 Chiller Films flick Animal.

Plot/ When plans for a weekend vacation hit a dead end; a group of close-knit friends find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing and bloodthirsty predator.

OK, so, I needed to watch something rather mindless, and this one definitely fit the bill. While it is not a terrible film by any means, it is just nothing special. In fact, it is rather cliché throughout, with the typical cardboard characterizations one comes to expect in most horror films in this genre. Sure, the performances are decent and the cast is all right, but other than that, there is nothing new to get anyone excited. The effects are uneven, the scripting predictable, and the decisions made by the characters make zero sense. In the end, this one is not bad and has some entertaining moments; it just does nothing to make it stand out within the genre. If you are a giant fan of this genre, give it a shot; if not stay away.

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