A team of police officers must track down a group of ruthless criminals who have entered a mysterious forest that is said to be cursed. Once inside it, the police and the criminals discover a bizarre world where mythical creatures exist.
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
I was intrigued by the premise - a team of cops, with a local guide, chase some hardened criminals into a reputedly cursed jungle, where they must battle not only the villains, but also... well, monsters.
The first half-hour or so was pretty fun, albeit nothing special, but I lost it as soon as the CG baby alligators appeared... then the giant snakes...
Even the appearance of cute jungle babes didn't really improve matters, since they obviously came straight from the bit of the jungle where hair products and make-up grown on trees, at which point the film lost its last shred of credibility in my eyes.
Also, I was bewildered by the censorship of the print I saw. Early on a cigarette was fuzzed out, then later guns and knives which were being used to threaten people directly. As in, pressed to their throat or head..
If they were being threatened from further away, however, that was fine. So was the almost nudity, the mild sex scene, the bloodied corpses and the use of weapons on CG reptiles. No fuzz on any of that.
It's not a terrible film by any means, but the opening had me hoping for a lot more than it delivered. I hoped for a dark, fast-paced action/horror movie with a uniquely Thai twist. What I got was a dumb fun action flick with dodgy CG monsters which followed the old Hollywood adventure-movie rules far too closely.
Some good performances, some fun fights, some cute girls, but not very satisfying, I'm afraid.
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