Bosque de sombras (BackWoods) Reviews
This may clear up some reviews but not others: there looks to be another version of this film with same stars made same year, looking elsewhere on Rotten Tomatoes.
Imagine a typical B movie that excels at production and you'll probably turn up Sam Raimi's 'Evil Dead' films there toward the end.
What if liberation became a horror no is where everyone dies at the end? Then we would be a few clicks away from Evil Dead with Gary Goldman reprising at the end his earlier role as a killer punk rock bassist.
A lot of other films plunge into gratuitous violence and obligatory carnage. This film could be a drama or could be a psychological thriller with a different percussion.
Some of you will want to cheer that the film isn't the tedium of countless videos gone before.
The dream that you were going to be connected to once upon a time -- what if its enemy had disappeared?
I'm watching earlier and now all I can see -- Hamburger Hill. Time to grab that dilemma by its horns and find your own way home.
Gary Oldman's (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Harry Potter series, Red Riding Hood, The Book of Eli, The Unborn, Hannibal, Dracula) fantastic, of course, and convincing in his role. Unfortunately that's just not quite enough. Backwoods totally felt like one of those "Based on a true story" gigs where you give up at the end 'cause the end of the real story is boring and you've used everything interesting already to get people into the story. Actually that's exactly what Backwoods is like. Plus it's actually more believable than a lot of those types of movies. Bleedin' Spaniards, I swear..
There's not a whole lot to be said here. Gary Oldman's going back to his Indie roots, and that's always cool, it reeks of atmosphere, but it's kind of a non-event after all is said and done. Was pretty worthy way to spend 98 minutes, and I'll hold onto it, though I doubt I'll ever watch The Backwoods again.