:: Backcountry :: 2014 ::
:: Adam MacDonald ::

Acting: 6
Anxiety: 8
Atmosphere: 6
Movie Watched: 10
Appropriate Grossness: 8
Production: 6
Recommended: 7
Scares: 8
Story: 4
Unpredictable: 4

Total: 67

So, I have thing, in which I “judge a book by it’s cover,” or in this case, a movie. And I looked at the cover for this movie for awhile, and had read the descriptions, and kept deciding not to watch it. Then Katie and I got on a real kick of watching survival movies, so we did! And guess what? I liked it! More than I thought I would! There were a few parts of it I found really stupid. Why didn’t he take a map? And what the hell was up with that dude in the woods? Real swing and a miss in my book. Lots of silliness. But at the end of the day, it was a legitimately spooky, and kind of sad, movie. You just have to survive the cheesy first fifteen-ish minutes. I hate that buildup stuff, the everything-is-too-perfect stuff. I find it unnecessary, except in movies where it’s an integral part of the story - and to do that, it usually needs to be much longer and much more in depth. Anyway. Too much negativity. The acting is alright, and the movie is so tense as it goes on that you forget about how silly the beginning is! Not for the faint of heart.