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refreshing and fun.
on September 22, 2011
This is essentially about a bunch of hicks who kidnap an alien. The longer the movie goes, the more we find out about the characters, and what starts as an assortment of 1 dimensional characters begins to flesh out a bit. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a character study by any means. It really is a bunch of hicks who kidnap one of the aliens that kidnapped them so many years ago, but it has a refreshing sense of humour, and it's smarter than I expected it would be. They take their time letting us know the back story, and they keep the tension ratcheted up.
The special effects are pretty minimal, but sometimes very unsettling. I really appreciate it when a movie with a small budget goes for fewer effects and maintains quality. Real makeup and animatronics are so much more convincing than CGI.
If you do enjoy this, you should also check out Splinter.