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Wilderness (2006)

R | | Horror | 11 August 2006 (UK)
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Juvenile delinquents gets sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoners death, where they have to fight for survival.

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Cast overview:
... Jed
... Louise
... Callum
... Steve
Luke Neal ... Lewis
... Lindsay
... Mandy
Karly Greene ... Jo
... Blue
... Jethro
... Dave's Father
John Travers ... Dave
George Shane ... Governor
... Boat's Captain
John Rea ... Counsellor John
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In a juvenile detention center, the inmate Dave commits suicide after being abused with his friend Lindsay by the sociopath bullies Steve and Lewis under the indifference of the other cell-mates. The governor sends them to an uninhabited island to improve their relationships and characters under the command of the tough monitor Jed. They meet another camping with female delinquents under the command of veteran soldier Louise and they camp in another area. However, when they are attacked by a pack of dogs and a mysterious man with a cross-bow wearing camouflage, they join forces fighting to survive under the leadership of Callum. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It's not about revenge. It's about punishment. See more »

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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£3,000,000 (estimated)
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When Steve and Lewis get their legs burned in the hermit's boat, Steve gets his left leg burned. But throughout the rest of the movie, his right leg is shown to be burned, complete with the right trouser leg having a hole where the fire burned through. See more »

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References Battle Royale (2000) See more »

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A poorly thought out British survivalist horror movie.
10 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

A bunch of teenage delinquents are taken to a remote British island in order to 'build character', but are picked off by an unseen assailant in a variety of gruesome ways.

Wilderness, a violent British made survivalist horror, is another clunker from director Michael J. Bassett, the man who gave us the decidedly lame WW1 chiller Deathwatch. Once again, Bassett presents us with another poorly thought out movie saddled with a ridiculous conceit, a poor cast (when Sean Pertwee is the best actor on the bill, something is definitely up), and a very bad script.

Even if a large picturesque island paradise off the coast of the UK actually existed, the idea that it could possibly remain totally uninhabited is unbelievably daft. The thought that it would be reserved solely for the use of correctional facilities is absurd. And the notion that a group of violent offenders would be taken to said island accompanied by a single supervisor is totally moronic.

And with the majority of the movie's characters being juvenile scumbags and unlikable thugs, it is impossible to feel any sympathy for most of those who die. In fact, I was quite happy to see these miserable excuses for human beings get their comeuppance.

In an attempt to distract his audience from all of these shortcomings, Bassett piles on the gore, with maulings by savage dogs, crossbow attacks, dismemberment and immolation. But even a high level of impressively realistic bloodletting doesn't stop one from noticing that the film is basically a bit of a stinker.


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