Dead Mine (2012)
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Dead Mine is not great. Dead Mine is also not terrible. I'm not a huge fan of the poorly lit glimpse of something tactic, and the ridiculously fast cuts so they can skimp on real cinematography and effects, but there was an uneasy, creepy vibe to this film that I enjoyed. For what I'm guessing was a lowish budget film, I thought it was decent. The sound of the Japanese soldierfreaks marching to slaughter people indiscriminately still gives me the chills. I also dislike endings that make me decide what happened, very lazy writing in my opinion, but all things considered, for its genre and compared to other films at this level, I'm pleased with my hour and a half.
Dead Mine is a derivative horror film that relies on a familiar plot that we've seen in the descent, which is a superior work of horror. This on the other hand is a pointless rehash that is void of originality. This movie is a predictable mess and is a horror film that should have been much better than this. Acting wise, the film has no standout performances and the actors a laughably bad as well. I really wanted to enjoy the film, but it is a clichéd affair that simply is too lazy to really deliver something worth checking out. The idea might have been interesting, and it is, but the execution is quite poor and it should have been a much more entertaining picture. Horror fans will surely be disappointed, or if you don't mind predictability, then you may want to see it. Be warned, this is quite similar to The Descent and it tries too hard at being a rip off. But in the end, it simply is a tiresome, poorly constructed and badly acted movie that doesn't offer anything new to fans of the genre. This is not a scary movie and it is a bland effort in terms of horror cinema and ranks up there as one of the worst horror films of the year. If you enjoy these films, pick it up, but for the rest of us, exercise caution in watching. Dead Mine is underwhelming and quite bad and like I've said, is predictable and ends being a poorly constructed movie that just doesn't work. If you love effective terror, you won't find it here and it fails at being a truly entertaining movie from start to finish.
The acting ranges from wooden to surprisingly effective, and the plot is a little been there, done that. However, the visual style of the movie is very impressive, as is the make-up and special effects. This movie looks way higher than it's budget, and has enough action to keep you satisfied.
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