The Objective (2008)
Average Rating: 4.9/10
Reviews Counted: 12
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 8
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A team of U.S. Special Ops forces is dispatched to a remote mountain region of Afghanistan with the ostensible orders of locating an influential Muslim cleric. While on the mission they find themselves lost in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda Triangle" of ancient evil and faced with an enemy that none of them could have imagined.
Apr 24, 2008 Wide
Oct 13, 2009
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[Director] Myrick does an admirable job of spinning tension from a group of guys mostly standing around, but too often the film's portentous tone seems more silly than suspenseful.
Ten years on, it's hard to begrudge the director for trying to make a comeback by rehashing his prior formula, but perhaps he should have stuck even closer and handed the cameras to the actors again
With a low-budget look, cliched dialogue, a stale plot and so-so acting, this supernatural thriller is unlikely to achieve the phenomenal success of its fabled predecessor.
Although the film has an undeniably strong, suspenseful tone -- not to mention symbolic resonance -- it doesn't rise above its overly familiar setup.
When the straggling survivors in The Objective learn they are expendable, they are also, much like the Nostromo crew, upset.
The film lags in four of five places, sometimes adding to the desolate mood and sometimes simply dragging.
Even with its uber-clichéd last five minutes, The Objective may be one of the smartest horror movies this year.
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