Sean takes his two friends into the rural wilds of Wales in search of an underworld specialist who can illegally revive his failing business. Deep in alien, isolated territory, they ...
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Sean takes his two friends into the rural wilds of Wales in search of an underworld specialist who can illegally revive his failing business. Deep in alien, isolated territory, they accidentally cross William Parry, a broken and desperate farmer dangerously hateful and paranoid of all around him. The situation spins rapidly out of control, spiraling into a horrific Heart Of Darkness spree of pointless violence and revenge as Parry hunts the three friends across the stark and unforgiving terrain. Written by
The only reason I ended up watching this film, was I went to Blockbuster and picked four good movies, the girl behind the counter told me it would be cheaper to get five to get the movie deal. I was in a hurry and quickly grabbed this one from the Horror section. Ooops! Not the best choice I have ever made.
The plot was.. mehhh. I have lived in Australia for 20 years but I'm Welsh and come from an area quite close to the real Devil's Bridge, so I grew up in the Welsh Nationalist heartland, I was living there when the Meibion Glydwr idiots were at their most dangerous, torching holiday homes and beating up English tourists in the pubs, so I don't actually find it THAT hard to believe that a mentally disturbed Nationalistic loner would go bonkers and attack some Englishmen after downing a bottle of Whisky. So that part at least, made some sort of sense. The rest of the plot was like a string vest, thin and full of holes. The characters were underdeveloped, so it was hard to feel anything much for them. They weren't particularly likable and when they were all fighting for their lives with Parry at various points, I found that I didn't care that much who won. Possibly the worst thing about the whole film, as others have said, is the shaky camera work. It ruined the action scenes and made the whole thing look like a teen pop video. The only reason I gave it two stars instead of one, is Joshua Richards as William. He was good enough that I am surprised I haven't seen him pop up in a "proper" film. I know this film was made on a low budget but that's not an excuse. It could have been so much better without spending another penny. Just losing the shaky cam alone could have improved it no end. If you like this type of film and see it in the DVD shop, or available to download, Don't bother. Save your money and watch Wolf Creek and the sequel instead, they are so much better that it's not funny.
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