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Atrocious splatter film might be good for a few laughs.
Would have been much more successful if released in the 80's. Bad acting, but I like the effects.
Directed by Robert Kurtzman, who directed Wishmaster and formerly of the FX group KNB and raved by almost every major horror website you'd think this would be a sure-fire, fun horror hit, right? WRONG.
This is a huge misfire from the word go. Its a poorly written plot filled with badly acted, unlikeable characters, amateur CG work, forced jokes and sloppy editing. It has some decent gore but even that's uneven because one shot will look great and then the next two are horribly cheesy. Unless you're a Misty Mundae fan there is no reason to torture yourself with this low budget rip on 28 Days Later.
Good god...sometimes I <i>think</i> I've seen a terrible movie, but then every once in a long while - and hopefully a VERY long while - I stumble across a travesty so abominable like <i>The Rage</i> that puts my entire ability to rank garbage in a new perspective. When I see a movie this bad, it makes me think I must have done something unspeakably vile in a past life to be subjected to it as payback.
The makeup artist is the one member of the credit crawl who might live this association down with some ghoulish faces and a big rig's worth of fake blood. EVERYthing else is among the worst you'll see, from the hideous acting to the ridiculous script to the shaky direction to the laughable CGI. Oh there's gore aplenty, one of the goriest movies I've seen in a long time, but there's hardly any suspense to go along with it so the carnage is empty and repetitive. I seriously wonder how anyone could sit all the way through this in one go. I also wonder how people can wade hip-high in sewage at treatment plants, but somehow they find workers willing to do that too.
If this is Misty Mundae's best attempt to break away from her top-billing nudies into "mainstream" movies under her real name Erin Brown, then she's in big trouble. The other notable casting is a rather humorous Andrew Divoff, better known as the one-eyed Russian from <i>Lost,</i> as a crazy mutant scientist. I felt bad for them, but not as bad as I did for myself enduring what is already a slam-dunk finalist for worst I've seen in 2012.
I wonder how much help Robert Kurtzman had while making Wishmaster. I wonder if he even made any decisions while on set at all, and how many Adderalls he had to take to stay awake. It seems this man has a sleeping disorder because it's obvious he fell asleep on set while filming The Rage. Wishmaster was a pretty damn good horror flick, what the hell happened to this guy? It's alright when a director slacks off and makes some bad horror films, but my God, The Rage is unforgivingly atrocious. It's main problem was that it even fails at being cheesy. I like cheese too. But I like the kind that makes me chuckle from silliness, even if it is unintentional. Reason why The Rage was so unfunny, not only because of the childishly dry humor, but because the actors looked ASHAMED! I swear to Christ, watch their eye contact, listen to their lines, and follow their body chemistry. They're fu*king embarrassed to be acting in this pile of horsesh*t. At least if they loosened up more, woke the director up from a slumber, and told him the script really isn't as funny as he thinks it is, the movie might have had a chance. This director doesn't know what "funny" is. No one had ever told him. He's probably a guy who laughs before a joke is even told, and people stare at him like he's nuts. He's in a dimension of lost thoughts and confuzzlement. A real psychopath!
The only decent thing this movie had going for it was the gore. But it was all CG in the worse way possible. Way too fake. Robert Kurtzman probably edited this movie too, only when he fell asleep his head kept hitting the keyboard. I really hope he'll be okay cause this man seems out of control. He's fu*king BONKERS.
Robert Kurtzman should write a sorry note to all the actors, and apologize for not knowing what anything means. Even more, he should come clean, drop the crack pipe, and admit he had nothing to do with Wishmaster. Maybe then I'll respect him more.
The Rage is beyond horrible. It's not even silly in a good way. And like I said before, I like cheese...just not when it smells like sh*t!
A crazy scientist creates a virus that induces mutation and uncrontrolabe violent rage, and when one of his test subjects escapes all hell breaks loose.
I wasn't expecting too much from this movie as the plot sounded completely generic, but seeing it was directed by special effect wizard Robert Kurtzman and starred Andrew 'Wishmaster' Divoff, I thought I would give it a go. The result is a mixed bag of over the top insanity. The cast are all throw away characters and whether they survive or not is unimportant. Where the movie wins or fails (depending on what you want from a horror movie) is the plot, as it starts off sane enough, but soon degenerates into a complete monster mash with some of the stupidist ideas i have ever seen. The gore is plenty with people mutating, being eaten and having various implements shoved in them. The physical special effects are all very good, but the CGI is all particularly dodgy - but in my eyes this all adds to the madness of the film. If you are expecting a thinking man's horror movie, then you should avoid this like the plague. But if you are looking for a pure bit of comic book hokum that has mutant vultures in it, then this is just the film for you.
Wow, what a giant pile of shit.
Haha Less Cheezy than usual.
A real B-Movie in every sense of the word, The Rage is nothing more than a vehicle for special effects maestro turned director Robert Kurtzman to show off his talent for creating excellent practical effects. Luckily for us then that the film ends up being so silly and ridiculously bad at times that it can't help but be entertaining.
The plot is reminiscent of countless low budget films and the perfect setup for gore galore; a crazed scientist has become disillusioned with the capitalistic world and takes it upon himself to create a virus that forces which mutates it's host into a deformed killer with an insatiable rage. After one of his victims breaks free, he goes on a killing spree eventually spreading the virus to a flock of birds that develop a penchant for human flesh. Said birds take an interest in a group of teenagers who must desperately try to stay alive.
The Rage is very reminiscent of 80's splatter films such as Re-Animator, the only difference being the completely ludicrous plot, downright awful acting and rubbish CGI effects that exist in Kurtzman's film. As it's a splatter comedy horror B-Movie, these usually negative elements actually help to make The Rage a fun watch as you can't help but laugh your way through this utterly silly film. The practical gore effects are excellent from Kurtzman with buckets of blood and gore on show, it's just a pity that the CGI birds were so downright awful. The acting is terrible from all involved, the group of teenagers have to be one of the worst group of actors ever assembled but again this only adds to the fun of the film. In all seriousness there is nothing good about The Rage other than the excellent practical gore effects but if you start to watch it knowing how silly it all is there is no doubting that you will have a smile on your face from start to finish.
If you're looking for a B-Movie full of blood and guts and one that's utterly silly right the way through then you can't go wrong with The Rage. Kurtzman has created a film that's best described using two words; entertaining rubbish.
Love divoff but this is disturbed. Who thinks these films up.