Black Rock Reviews
It's short, but does not overstay its welcome.
Three best friends growing up head out on a camping trip on a deserted island to help clear up past disputes and form a better bond moving forward. When they arrive and begin settling down they run into three recently returned home soldiers hunting. Some drinking and camping ensue and things get out of hand quickly.
"You don't have fucking cancer?"
Katie Aselton, director of The Freebie, delivers Black Rock in his second major motion picture. The storyline for this picture was just okay in a female's Deliverance kind of way, minus the intensity. The action and character development were both very mediocre.
"Get your fucking gun."
I came across this on Netflix and had thought I had already seen it, gave it another viewing, and discovered I had actually never seen this film. This was very average and wasn't as intense as it could have been but had a few good kill scenes. Overall, I'd only watch this if nothing else is on.
"We are in this together."
With her second feature "Black Rock," Katie Aselton with determined assurance turns what could have just as easily been another exploitation flick with its suspense and brutal violence into something much more meaningful, capped by a truly memorable final shot. Not only does the movie have a neatly anti-nostalgic mood, but also has quite a lot to say about the bonds of female friendship. And that's not to mention, considering the war references, some thoughtful allegory on that subject, too.