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Not a bad rainy day time-waster!
on August 3, 2012
I bought this because of the recommendation of the first guy to review this SyFy film.
Your choices are:
a) $15 for the DVD.
b) $20 for the Blu-Ray.
c) Steal it from the video shelf.
d) Buy a boot-legged copy.
I picked "a)" because it looks just fine on a 55" TV through a Blu-Ray player's upscaler.
If "b)" was picked, I'm pretty certain that any clearer picture would have spoiled the
movie by making a lower budgetted film' CGI just look worse.
The last two choices are, clearly, illegal.
The other reviewer said that he had the hots for --- the second-billed --- Jewel Staite.
I'll make a point and not tell the other (I think he's "MadMacs") reviewer that my wife
and I think that JEWEL STAITE looks a lot like our niece who's away at Lawyer College.
The actors --- I live in Europe, and don't see many movies anymore --- were all VERY good
in their roles, despite the lack of any "big name" stars.
I enjoyed the film.
The writer/directr did a very good job with this bit of escapism.
The special effects were acceptable. The SFX suffered only beause of the SIZE of my TV.
I am sure the fore-ground inadequacies were due to budget restraints, but most of the stuff
in the background was excellent.... but THAT may be because I was amazed by how much this
actress "Jewel Staite" looked like one of my relatives.
I say if you like a good story (PG-13) you can watch in the family room with a minimal amount
of bad guys gettin' shot, THIS is your DVD/BRD!
Like the General says in the MAKING OF "Great movie... and NO Vampires"
Harmless, entertaining, fluff worthy of purchase/rental.