Thread: Splinter (2008)
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:34 PM
This film was a 'burn'. A 'burn' is an example of when I take JoBlo word of mouth too seriously and make a conscientious effort to see the film in question (cf: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon).

It's not a bad film, per se, but it is rated higher than it deserves to be, perhaps as horror has too few gems at the moment.

The villian/not a villain/sorta villain from Tigerland was just fine, if not exactly badass, but the boyfriend was a major loser and very distracting.

Effects were okay, clearly limited by the budget, but The Ruins - as imperfect as that was - told a similar story in a much better way.

Nature is a boring protagonist.

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