The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The River, Season 1 (2011)

Starring: Joel Anderson, Bruce Greenwood, Leslie Hope

Renowned TV personality/explorer sets out for unknown area of the Amazon. He never returned and is pronounced dead. Months later his ship's emergency beacon goes off. His wife assembles a crews to find him. The crew includes their son, and editor, and ship's original mechanic. And the expedition is funded by the network, which wants everything filmed for a new series.
What the crew finds in their search is mystery, terror, and magic.

My Take:
I liked many aspects of the show. The characters are decently developed. The overall story about trying to find Dr. Emmet Cole. And legends surroundings the Amazon are fascinating.
I also became annoyed by several aspects as well. It's suppose to be "found footage", yet many shots are obviously not from the cameras of the crew and the technique gets a little old. A couple of episodes simply tried to do too much, especially when there is a lot of homage to classic horror movies. And no matter how many crazy things these people see, none are ever too shaken up about it.
I hope it does get another season. There seems to be far more to explore. And with a few tweaks, the show could become really good.

Favorite Episode: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" (Episode 8)
The last episode of the season. Lincoln gets shot and dies. They summon a demon to help bring him back, but he ends up possessed.

Rating: In the middle

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