A young police officer, a local guide and his daughter follows the trail of a prison escapee, Nasor, into a mysterious forest with many hidden secrets, one of which directly relates to the ... See full summary »
A young police officer, a local guide and his daughter follows the trail of a prison escapee, Nasor, into a mysterious forest with many hidden secrets, one of which directly relates to the death of Nasor's father at the hands of the father of the officer. As the group ventures deeper into the forest, the eerie realm unleashes its spirits unto the intruders, killing them one by one. Still intent on bringing Nasor to justice, the officer relentlessly pursues the criminal in a race against time and the unseen forces of the ancient forest. Written by
Vengeance sees a violent and stubborn cop chase a gang of escaped convicts into a cursed jungle. Lots of monsters, magic and mysticism abound. It's interesting for awhile, with some shootouts and exposition setting the scene. There's a creepy but awesome Tiger Wasp attack, that has a man ripped apart in gorerious old school fashion. However, as the monsters get bigger the effects become worse. A group of baby alligator/tree lizard things are neither convincing as animatronics or CGI. Both are rather jolty but are luckily still fun to watch. A giant CGI snake/demon is next up, which is confusingly bad, as it is so hard to get any perspective on the creature, I was surprised every time the snake grabbed someone as it never looked close enough. By the time people start turning into tree demons it's all a bit chaotic. The designs of these human/tree hybrids are wonderful, with leaf like wings and bark like skin. Again the mixture of CGI and make-up is jarring. Overall this is a fun monster movie, but has too many flaws within it's overlong running time.
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