Simple but effective
While many people found this film simply too slow and simplistic I
really connected with it. There is no plot as such, rather the film
takes the form of a human survival story about three people trapped up
a tree with a man eating crocodile lurking somewhere in the water
Personally, I thought the acting was mostly very good, despite the
roles being quite demanding at times, and I felt a sense of warmth for
the characters. The situation they were in was quite terrifying and I
really felt nervous for them. I found the whole film quite nerve
wracking because of the sheer helplessness of their situation and the
constant threat to their survival.
The crocodile effects were handled surprisingly well for such a low
budget film, and believe me, I have seen my fair share of dodgy croc
movies. The creature moved well and had real menace and, although the
audience I was with didn't seem too keen on the film as a whole, they
still jumped and gasped whenever the crocodile appeared.
Script-wise, I would have made a few changes, particularly towards the
end, but this was not a major problem. For fans of slow-burning
survival horror set within the realms of reality this will be an
engaging film but unfortunately I think for many audiences seeking a
thrill ride and higher production values from their cinema experience
the point will simply be missed..
Great movie that is worth watching
The movie starts out with three people on a play it by ear holiday who
decide to first visit a crocodile farm and then go on to a little
lighter activity, a "fishing" tour.
You pick up some interesting information about crocodiles during their
visit to the farm and the information adds just enough to increase the
suspense later during the movie as you recall what was told earlier on.
The action in the movie is well timed and not over done. Suspense is
built through the "what ifs", the "unknown", and the sometimes gut
wrenching decisions the characters make in the movie.
I found myself wondering what I would do if I was in the same boat, no
The film quality was really good and the effects where realistic,
believable and not over the top or cartoon looking and out of place,
the way you sometimes get with CGI.
As a horror movie buff I watch just about every horror movie I can get
my hands on, in just about every genre, and this is one of the best
"crocodile" horror movies, if not the best I have seen.
Watch this movie and you will not be disappointed..