The Bone Snatcher Reviews
Although an interesting concept, it was poorly executed. The characters are only barely exposed to danger, we hardly even get a good look of the creature, and generally the plot was extremely slow-paced and boring. Most of the time we just witness our main characters traveling through the desert, chatting, and staying up during the night.
As for the special effects, the monster, and the ants along with it, were done mostly in bad CGI and everything looked extremely fake. The only visually appealing thing here was the desert shooting location.
Overall this one was a borefest, and a waste of an interesting concept. Don't waste your time.
Anyway, human remains are found stripped of their flesh and some tracks leading into the desert, so the team investigate further.
Zach sees something in the desert, yet nobody really believes him, which is strange conisdering the 3 corpses they found.
Turns out that thousands of tiny creatures (I won't spoil it by telling you what they are although, the box art gives the game away) are after everyone and are capable of stripping flesh from bone in seconds.
The creatures are also capable of uniting into a larger organism (once again this isn't really a spoiler as it's on the synopsis on the back of the case) and hunting their prey.
Unfortunately, most of the cgi is very dated looking and detracts slightly from the proceedings.
The acting is nothing special and there are some jumps in the story which may be down to poor editing or just a rushed filming process, especially at the end of the film.
On a plus side the creature is quite intruiging and looks quite good when it's a single larger organism.
Not a great film but not a super crap one either. Worth getting if you fancy something that won't tax your brain, or your wallet as you should be able to get this for about £1.00.
In the movie, nothing is explained at all, every single turn of events which comes about happens "just because". 90% of these events can not possible be fixed even with careful planning as to why they happen. This is about the script and story.
Directing here had some mediocre moments, but got destroyed by the terrible portrayal of the monster thingy. The first thing that happens in the movie after the title is the monster (basically.. maybe within 5 minutes), and when I saw this, I really hoped that this was just a stupid mistake, but sadly no, it wasn't. Whenever the monster came around, the camera moved so fast all over the place that I had trouble figuring out whether this was intentional, or the editor kept sneezing at every frame. That is the directing.
Music was absolutely badly placed here, the "suspenseful" music played at the worst times, meaning at any times, meaning: in the movie there as not a single suspenseful moment (although there is suppose to be, as it seems the director intended for it, but failed).
I will not give away the ending to anyone in case anybody cares to see this movie, if only to learn about what NOT to do when making a movie. But just so say, the ending is the MOST unsatisfying ending I have ever seen in any movie, story, cartoon, TV show of any kind, or any other source of anything. Some people might think I am being too harsh, but if you see the movie, you will understand why the ending is so absolutely terrible.
The actors in this movie were great on the other hand, I found them to be better actors then the well known ones like Angelina Jolie, (I wont get in to why that is, but I have good reasons)..
Strangely enough I still would recommend this movie, but only to those who enjoy terrible movies with good actors. And especially to those who ever thought of making a film of their own, or writing a script, for anything. This movie really gives away the tricks of the trade by showing you EXACTLY what NOT to do in a movie :)
And that's my 2 cents.
PS: Now that I think about it, I will add 10% more for directing, music and story, just for trying :)