In my view this movie is one of the most unique movies ever made. It's part adventure, part suspense, part terror, part drama, and also part comedy (just slightly). The story is so simple, but it's elevated by incredibly real acting, taut directing, and a genuine fear of what awaits in the wilderness where society has seemed to stop progressing. I wasn't really sure what to expect when I started watching it, but as the movie went on it grew much more extreme and intense. The film is also one of the few films from the 70's that doesn't necessarily have a 70's look or feel to it which will help it in the years to come to keep reaching new viewers who, like me, maybe not sure what to expect from it but will come away shocked and fascinated. Overall, it is a unique and challenging movie with Burt Reynold's best performance and a scene you'll definitely be talking to your friends about.