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Special features include:
- Audio Commentary with Director Peter Atencio and Producer James D. Benson
- Behind The Scenes
Top Customer Reviews
I seriously underestimated director Peter Atencio.
Here's the plot: most of the crew of a deep-sea oil-drilling platform are evacuated ahead of an approaching hurricane, leaving only a skeleton crew aboard, led by hardcase roughneck Jim (veteran heavy William Forsythe, G-MEN FROM HELL). Unfortunately, several bloodthirsty, inhuman creatures have been released from beneath the ocean floor by the drill, and the vicious monsters stalk the isolated, unarmed crew, killing them off one-by-one...
Shot on a real oil platform, THE RIG definitely benefits from the authentic location and the verisimilitude it provides. Forsythe is as good as usual, and familiar character actor Art LeFleur (TRANCERS, ZONE TROOPERS) also shines in his small role. The creatures are quite good, executed primarily through the use of performers in well-designed monster suits and other practical effects, with only a limited use of CGI. There are some decent gore make-ups and a bit of gratuitous boobage. All good.
But - top-billed Forsythe is barely in the picture. Worse, the direction (and editing) by Peter Atencio is leaden and utterly suspense-less, and he is poorly served by the amateurish acting of the bulk of the cast.Read more ›
First, the cast is pretty decent. Contrary to what some have said here, they all performed quite well. The characters were likeable (unlike in some films) and the actors made you care about them (at least, should you make a modicum of an attempt to suspend disbelief in a film about rampaging sea-monsters). Many were unknowns, but that didn't make them "amateurish". I guess there's an element out there that figures if they aren't "name" actors, they must not be good. The entire cast did a good job being half-way convincing as oil-rig workers. The script simply didn't call for a whole lot of deep characterization, and this film didn't need it. In fact, what little drama there was seemed like excess baggage.
Second, the directing was competent for something like this. Nothing remotely stylish, but adequate. Decent editing. Cinematography was really nice at times, with lighting low enough to be moody, but still light enough to see the action.Read more ›
The characters were a good mix from real life. This could have been something worthwhile, but it wasn't. Want to see a good horror film? This is NOT it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Rig is totally lame. It's more fitting for the Syfy channel. It's about a sea or alien creature that enters a ship and kills the workers one by one. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bryan
boring, poor/okish acting, picture quality was good if i remember right. its stupid. the creatures weren't scary looking at all. not impressed. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Paige LeAnn Korsa
It took me back to the day of theater second movies. These were the ones that were two at a time in neighborhood theaters. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sylvia J. Rzeminski
I can live with a bad costume monster movie. What I can't live with is bad story line. Talk about cliche. The storm, the remaining crew, no communication. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Emy2001
THE RIG is a weird mix of genres and styles.
* On one level, it's a standard MONSTER MOVIE. A creature beneath the ocean floor is disturbed by oil drilling. Read more
A lot of blood, but not much else during the first part of the movie. I agree that it is a "B" flick, but don't let that stop you from watching it. Read morePublished on January 15, 2014 by Puck
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