Animals Reviews

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    Gimly M Super Reviewer
    Oct 04, 2015

    After getting 47 embarrassingly shaky establishing shots within the first five minutes, I was ready to give up. Buffy alum Marc Blucas stars in this horror which ironically seems to take inspiration from Buffy spin-off Angel. Unfortunately, the inspiration it takes is the terrible editing, rather than the story. In fact, Animals is really a race to see how many things it can rip off in one movie, and do them all worse.

    After getting 47 embarrassingly shaky establishing shots within the first five minutes, I was ready to give up. Buffy alum Marc Blucas stars in this horror which ironically seems to take inspiration from Buffy spin-off Angel. Unfortunately, the inspiration it takes is the terrible editing, rather than the story. In fact, Animals is really a race to see how many things it can rip off in one movie, and do them all worse.

  • Oct 29, 2013

    A werewolf movie with the lamest CGI wolf effects wherein the wolves are virtually see-through. Aside from that, you get Nicki Aycox, who has a very nice body, in what is essentially a soft-core porn performance with Blucas throughout much of the movie. The underwhelming story, sporting one of the hugest coincidences in movie history, takes a backseat to the sexual encounters. Laughably bad, but not in a good way.

    A werewolf movie with the lamest CGI wolf effects wherein the wolves are virtually see-through. Aside from that, you get Nicki Aycox, who has a very nice body, in what is essentially a soft-core porn performance with Blucas throughout much of the movie. The underwhelming story, sporting one of the hugest coincidences in movie history, takes a backseat to the sexual encounters. Laughably bad, but not in a good way.

  • Sep 23, 2013

    Poor execution and confused storytelling kept this from being as good as it could have been. The four main leads are good actors, but they are given nothing to work with here and so end up as flat, dimensionless characters.

    Poor execution and confused storytelling kept this from being as good as it could have been. The four main leads are good actors, but they are given nothing to work with here and so end up as flat, dimensionless characters.

  • Sep 01, 2013

    Naveen Andrews is awesome. Other than some eye candy, this movie is really bad. The CGI is epically bad, and the story is not much better. Blucas does ok, and Nicky Aycox is easy on the eyes, as Eva Amurri but the acting...oh dear.

    Naveen Andrews is awesome. Other than some eye candy, this movie is really bad. The CGI is epically bad, and the story is not much better. Blucas does ok, and Nicky Aycox is easy on the eyes, as Eva Amurri but the acting...oh dear.

  • Mar 20, 2013

    This is a werewolf movie. Not a horrible idea. A guy slowly starts turning and goes towards his animalistic ways (lots of crazy sex). The movie could have been much better, though. Not a horrible movie, but the execution wasn't that strong..

    This is a werewolf movie. Not a horrible idea. A guy slowly starts turning and goes towards his animalistic ways (lots of crazy sex). The movie could have been much better, though. Not a horrible movie, but the execution wasn't that strong..

  • Jan 06, 2012

    Are they vampires? Are they werewolves? You don't know in this mess of a low-budget horror thriller with bad special effects and an even worse script. Riley from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Marc Blucas) is a good ol' boy who gets seduced by a mysterious slattern (Nikki Aycox) in a bar, and he lets her move in with him even though he doesn't know her. Crazy ensues. There was a point during which I thought his movie was going for a heavy-handed allegory about the plight of the oppressed sex worker at the hands of her evil pimp (Naveen Andrews, better known as Sayid from LOST, who is laughably awful here). But when that was dropped from the plot well before the climax, and I realised this movie isn't going for social commentary, because it isn't trying at all.

    Are they vampires? Are they werewolves? You don't know in this mess of a low-budget horror thriller with bad special effects and an even worse script. Riley from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Marc Blucas) is a good ol' boy who gets seduced by a mysterious slattern (Nikki Aycox) in a bar, and he lets her move in with him even though he doesn't know her. Crazy ensues. There was a point during which I thought his movie was going for a heavy-handed allegory about the plight of the oppressed sex worker at the hands of her evil pimp (Naveen Andrews, better known as Sayid from LOST, who is laughably awful here). But when that was dropped from the plot well before the climax, and I realised this movie isn't going for social commentary, because it isn't trying at all.

  • Sep 13, 2011

    I have to say after reading the reviews for this movie I thought it was going to suck. It actually was a fantastic movie and I think I might watch it again and again. Supernatural movies always get me going some how. A must see if you like that kind of movie.

    I have to say after reading the reviews for this movie I thought it was going to suck. It actually was a fantastic movie and I think I might watch it again and again. Supernatural movies always get me going some how. A must see if you like that kind of movie.

  • scott g Super Reviewer
    Jun 13, 2011

    Not great, and dull at times, the lead actress has something, but the guy doesent. the story is also not doing much, even the guy from lost cant do much.

    Not great, and dull at times, the lead actress has something, but the guy doesent. the story is also not doing much, even the guy from lost cant do much.

  • Jun 04, 2011

    Overall, good direction, with some great shots and good "realistic" lighting. The biggest drawback is, of course, the CGI animals themselves. Nice to see Eva Amum again, making a nod to her first breakout role in "Ginger Snaps." The flick gets a basic 3 stars for most of the acting and visuals, and might've gotten more if they hadn't taken the cheap road withthe smokey "spirit animal" effects. If you like to see Riley from Buffy naked and banging chicks, you'll certainly dig this one.

    Overall, good direction, with some great shots and good "realistic" lighting. The biggest drawback is, of course, the CGI animals themselves. Nice to see Eva Amum again, making a nod to her first breakout role in "Ginger Snaps." The flick gets a basic 3 stars for most of the acting and visuals, and might've gotten more if they hadn't taken the cheap road withthe smokey "spirit animal" effects. If you like to see Riley from Buffy naked and banging chicks, you'll certainly dig this one.

  • Dec 24, 2010

    On sait que les loup-garous sont toujours les metaphores de quelque chose (de la puberte dans "Ginger snaps", d'une forme maligne de schizophrenie oedipienne dans "Wolfman"). Dans "Animals", ils sont - tenez-vous bien - le symptôme de l'animal qui sommeille en nous et nous pousse à la violence, à la copulation frenetique et aux matières fecales deposees sur la moquette. Dès lors que l'animalite en question s'incarne en une sorte de foetus de beagle vaporeux, je ne puis plus decemment adherer à la demonstration. Ce B-movie très bas-de-gamme s'etire laborieusement sur une heure trente et tente l'impossible pour racoler le spectateur à grands renforts de sang, de porno-soft pour menagères et de morsures, comme dans un très mauvais episode de "True Blood". Et reveille l'animal qui sommeille en vous, de toute evidence une marmotte narcoleptique.

    On sait que les loup-garous sont toujours les metaphores de quelque chose (de la puberte dans "Ginger snaps", d'une forme maligne de schizophrenie oedipienne dans "Wolfman"). Dans "Animals", ils sont - tenez-vous bien - le symptôme de l'animal qui sommeille en nous et nous pousse à la violence, à la copulation frenetique et aux matières fecales deposees sur la moquette. Dès lors que l'animalite en question s'incarne en une sorte de foetus de beagle vaporeux, je ne puis plus decemment adherer à la demonstration. Ce B-movie très bas-de-gamme s'etire laborieusement sur une heure trente et tente l'impossible pour racoler le spectateur à grands renforts de sang, de porno-soft pour menagères et de morsures, comme dans un très mauvais episode de "True Blood". Et reveille l'animal qui sommeille en vous, de toute evidence une marmotte narcoleptique.