Yet another movie I rented to kill some time, and it has an ugly-ass poster.

Cast: Haylie Duff and a lot others I don’t know.

****The synopsis might be spoiler-ish.******

Synopsis: While camping in Jasper Park up North California, the couple Tom Alan Smithee and Gwen Marie Holden are attacked by a group of strangers; Tom is immediately killed and Gwen is abducted by the men to an underground facility to breed. A couple of months later, in Los Angeles, the manager of a video game company Johnny Dash invites the employees Adam Benson, Lee, Maggie, Perry, Chris Basso, Paul and Mike Chen to participate in a ‘Battle Royal’ paint-ball game at a corporate retreat in the Jasper Park to practice executive tactics. When they arrive at a gas station, they refuel their trucks and see a poster saying that Gwen and Tom are missing since 30 February 2008 and have been last seen in Jasper Park. They head to a former military reservation area in the national park and camp. During the night, Adam has the sensation that the group is under observation and he unsuccessfully warns his colleagues. When the game starts on the next morning, the group finds that their training is more than a paint-ball game, but a fight for survival in a hostile ground whose inhabitants are maniac lunatics.

The movie is a ripoff of a lot other movies, but that doesn’t make it bad. It was cheesy 1 and half hour fun.

The movie started in a stupid way, the actress at the beginning delivered a couple of awkward lines which almost killed my hope for the movie, fortunately that scene ended quickly and it got a lot better.

The acting was average comparing with the type of flick it is. And I like the Duff-sisters(not their acting, just them), so it was cool to see Haylie Duff step up from her girly teeny weeny roles. She did pretty good and now I’m looking forward to her thriller/horror ‘Deep Cove’. [Just a note: Hilary Duff stepped up earlier in 2008 with War Inc, Greta and What Goes Up. She was good in those.]

I like good horror movies in which everyone gets killed off one by one(Hatchet, Friday the 13th remake, House of Wax). But this one was a tad different, the goodies fought back against the organized people who held them hostage, it was quite fresh to see.

I had only two problems with the movie:

  • it’s typical and
  • it’s predictable.

As you can see, the ONLY 2 mistakes are quite huge.

Violence: 8/10.

Gore: 2/10.

Nudity: None(but Haylie Duff is so hot and I just found that out yesterday).

So, I’ve come to the conclusion that you’ll like it:

  • if you are into the whole ‘trapped in the wilderness and surviving from the locals’ thing.
  • if you like the Duff sisters as much as I do.
  • if you have some decent amount of time to kill.

I’ll give this one a 6.5 out of 10.