You know, I watched this the other week and then promptly sent my DVD back to Netflix thinking there would be an abundance of screen shots on the web that I could lift and pepper into my write up, since that’s what I do these days, but when I started thinking about what to say, prompted by pictures, there weren’t many “high quality” ones to be found. Oh well. Here’s some boobs:
I am not sure what the general consensus is about this movie – but I really like it. I am not always a fan of movies about eating other people but this pulls it off and, while I really don’t ever pay attention, the score was fucking fantastic and really added value to this. if you haven’t seen this, this may contain spoilers, but they won’t be massive since this isn’t a mystery with a big twist. So – spoiler: it’s about eating people.
Set after the Mexican American War (probably around 1850 or so) and before the onset of America’s “Manifest Destiny” thing, a wicked-ass Guy Pearce is sent to a remote “fort” as punishment for being a fucking coward and playing dead while his troops were slaughtered. There, he meets a young and skinny Neal McDonough, an exasperated and portly Jeffrey Jones, a drunken and stoned David Arquette and a few other people. One night Robert Carlisle shows up showing his butt and telling tales about how he and a travelling party got holed up in a cave during a huge snowstorm and started eating each other to stay alive. Oh, this also has a guy named Jeremy Davies in it that I always thought was the kid from E.T. but boy was I fucking wrong. The egg is really on my face.
Anyway, he alludes that there might just be some survivors left so the entire company heads out to do some rescuing and lo and behold: it’s a god damn trap!!! A very thrilling hunt through the woods and off a cliff are in order next and eventually things somehow take a turn for the worse as we lead up to the big finale. I think the acting, the pace, the music and the sets all make this a very fun experience and it really works for me. GOOD FUN!!