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I just finished watching "The Burrowers" and it was such a waste of my time I am going to keep this short. The first 30-35 minutes start of sufficiently mediocre -enough to slightly draw in your interest- but leaves you hoping things pick up a little, and fast. The middle of the movie is spent setting up plot lines which in the end amount to nothing (an attempt was made to have some action, but was pathetic). An attempt was made but there was no real climax to the movie, also pathetic. I know that some movies are just low budget, but that shouldn't mean the writers do a terrible job. In the end this movie was a joke. Instead of watching this movie, call your grandmother and ask her about when she was young, how she walked up hill to school in the snow-both ways. At least that will actually be slightly entertaining, and have some amount of purpose. Or better yet, go play bingo with her and maybe you will win a copy of the burrowers.
In the DVD extras the director talked about how smart horror fans are. It may be a stretch, but that statement must mean that the director considers this movie to be intelligently written. Such is not the case. The Burrowers are creatures that have hind legs like grasshoppers, yet they do not hop. Perhaps it's just artistic license that trades realism for cool-looking-ism. But why, then, present the movie as something that is for the "smart" horror fans? Maybe that was just the explanation for the total absence of nudity, with the exception of a male urinating in front of the camera. Getting back to the creatures, they have some traits that belong to spiders, like using venom that paralyzes prey and also liquefies (predigests) the innards. But "smart" horror fans would know that spiders do that to bugs, and bugs have innards encased in hard shells. Humans don't have that. Another silly trait of the Burrowers is that they disintegrate in sunlight, like vampires. That's pretty much the only way to do away with them. That's funny of all the subterranean creatures known, not one species has that reaction to sunlight. The Burrowers apparently feasted exclusively on buffalo. but after honkies reduced their population, the Burrowers switched prey choice to humans. I may not be a biologist, but I just don't see that as realistic. There are many more creatures that are more similar to buffalo than us humans. Without spending the whole day asking myself if I am a genius for seeing past what "smart" horror fans must have overlooked, I'll just make one final observation that got past the censors. If the Burrowers were really a species known by Indians, why were there no records, and why were the creatures not discovered after "smart" folk moved into the west? Oh, that's right, they probably changed prey to something like gasoline cannisters. In the DVD extras, the director said that he always wanted to make a western, and then he said something about throwing a monster in it. It's OK that he made a silly monster, or should I say, species of monster. But if there wasn't any real thought put into the monsters, he shouldn't have talked about how the movie was for "smart" horror fans. If you chose "shop classes" instead of science when you were in high school, then maybe you'll consider this movie idea to be intelligent. Unless you like stereotypes, unrealistic dialog, bad depiction of a period in history, and visuals that have no logical basis other than the "look" of them (miniature crop circles that point to where burrowers came or went), then this movie is best left buried.
Why do we have to resort to obscene language to sell a movie? This would have been good perhaps if I could of got through the movie. I have never heard of a movie in my life that used the Lord's name in vain over and over and over. If a show is good it will sell itself,without having to use this type of language. We are adults, smart, makes me kind of wonder about the producer and what type of guy he is. Also makes me wonder out of a whole set of crew, production etc. not ONE person had the nerve to come forward and say, "hey is this really necessary?" The beauty of TV you get to change the channel. Its kind of scary to know that this movie was popular...really what is the world coming to?
1 hr 31 min 35 sec of my life I will never get back, that is how stupid this movie was. I only registered so that I could actually rate this stupid movie and I am certain that it would have much lower ratings if it were not for that fact that ratings are ONLY counted for registered users here. Snore fest all the way, I went to sleep, then I would hear some action wake up rewind, rewind too far, sleep again, hear action, wake up rewind too far again, decide to wait it out and watch 5 seconds of action, sleep, hear action, wake up, rewind too far again, the process repeated itself over and over again. the ending was so unbelievably stupid that I had to register to this site so I could rate is a 1, but it deserved a 0. If unregistered people were allowed to vote on stupid movies like this, I would have never even wasted my time with this movie.
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