Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn't the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doomWritten by
When Mr. Grey talks to Jones, the poem he alludes to is Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." See more »
When Col. Curtis in firing the mini-gun at Lt. Underhill from the helicopter, the sound it emits is a conventional machine gun, not the unique whir of a mini-gun. See more »
[checking on the sick guy in the bathroom after finding a trail of blood on the floor]
[knocking on door]
Hey Rick, you alright in there, buddy?
Yeah, I just need to make a little room!
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The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow logos are covered in snow, while the Castle Rock Entertainment lighthouse beams its light across a lake covered in snow. See more »
Plot heavy--TOO heavy--horror sci-fi film about 4 friends (Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis) in the Maine woods squaring off against disgusting killer aliens and the Army led by Morgan Freeman and Tom Sizemore.
The film is well-directed by Lawrence Kasdan and well-acted (especially by Jane, Lewis and Olyphant) but there's too many plots going on and the movie rambles on for 135 minutes. I did sit through the whole thing, but I was never really involved or interested.
On the plus side, the special effects are great; the aliens are slimy and disgusting; the attack scenes are brutal (and bloody) and I LOVED the way Kasdan visualized Lewis' mind.
Still, the film has too many plots to handle and it's constantly loosing its focus. Not terrible or unwatchable, just disappointing.
I give it a 6.
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