The Axiom (2018)
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The simple sequences of people not being able to be seen reminds me of other movies like The Endless 2017 and it has a similar feel to the excellent Don't Blink 2014 movie!
Contrary to the other reviewers I thought most of the acting was very competent especially Taylor Flowers and it just goes to show that you do not need a huge budget to make an interesting and quite disturbing little horror. With a bigger budget and a story more fleshed out this could have been a really major horror with exploration of the other realms and some more advanced creature effects but they did well with what they had to work with.
One should always review a movie I believe within the constraints of the budget and this beats some of the major multi million pound blockbusters.
Well done to all the actors and the director for giving us something a bit different.
The Axiom has some ambition to it, it tries to tie as many ends as possible yet some remain sort of loose, not necessarily in a bad way but certainly not what we would expect out of a better production. So for an indie film, I think it did OK, my problem mostly lies in the fact that it managed to show a pretty good idea but failing to deliver as it should.
Thus all in all it comes down to everyone's opinion and nothing more. You wanna take a chance on it, do so. See how it goes down on you. Maybe don't expect much of it tho.
If you like good story before CGI and effects, Axiom... It will surprise you. I Loved it.
1 why did she not tell them about this dangerous mission, that they were risking their lives for, with no knowledge of?
2 why did she send her friend in first, as a gueani pig?
3 you're looking for your missing sister, seems like a great time to have sex, with your pants on. You had a vision of Mr. Fingers slitting your girlfriend's throat, don't tell her or anyone.
4 why is she searching for her sister with her ass hanging out?
5 you see your friend tied up his sister, is possessed and you have a stick. Why waste time and hit him after he stabs her? Easliy could've been prevented.
6 at the end when she's cralwing backwards to escape Jessica, she ends up at of the portal. Instead of running in a couple feet grabbing her brother and leaving, she continues to yell when he obviously can't hear her.... WHY?
7 why did those guys, who I think we're big game portal hunters, have makeup on?
8 why did they burn her?
9 she had a choice to save her brother or sister. She's right where her brother is, so she chooses her sister and drives to get her, which ended up being a complete waste. Why not save your brother since it's your fault he's here and you got everyone that he loved killed and YOU WERE RIGHT THERE?
10 How did she kill the giant elephant gorilla with a tiny sword?
There's so many more unanswered questions but I have no more energy to give on this movie. My advice watch it for free or don't watch it. She was a selfish character and she got what she deserved.
Marylyn (Maria Granberg) goes missing in Cinder Park. Her sister and final girl McKenzie (Hattie Smith) organizes a group of friends to be a rescue party. Leon (William Kircher) from Craig's List knows where she is at. He informs McKenzie about the Axiom, a portal to other dimensions. The group enters and weird things happen.
I liked the film up until the last 20 minutes when it takes an odd turn. From then on it goes downhill and never reaches a decent climax. Good characters. Good premise. Good effort by Nicholas Woods.
Guide: F-word. sex. partial nudity.
What made this movie enjoyable was the acting was at least adequate for these types of films and the camera work was exceptionally good. Very low budget movie, not much in the way of special effects but what was there was quality, but it's the camera work really made this movie. They definitely know how to make the most out of a small budget, the movie didn't look cheap at all and the filming locations were very well scouted.
Another thing I like is that they actually explained some of what was going on. It's become far to common for movies to be overly mysterious to the point you have no clue what's going on at the end of it. Not so in this movie, as it goes on much of what is happening becomes more clear. Also, off topic, but the two leading women are very attractive. If you like indie horror you'll probably like this.