Backcountry (2014)

backcountry-movie-poster-bear“We’re not gonna see anything bigger than a chipmunk!” – Alex

Number of Times Seen – 1 (6 Mar 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A young couple go camping in the woods not knowing that they are trespassing on the territory of a ferocious bear

My Take on it – After recently watching Grizzly Man (2005) and The Revenant (2015), I figured that a movie about camping and a bear encounter couldn’t be much worse, so I gave this one a try.

Well, it turns out that this movie is just your typical man vs. wild movie with a mediocre love story thrown in.

The characters are quite stereotypical here and there were few surprises along the way as to how they would act or react to anything that comes their way.

The one thing that does stand out here is the special effects because the creation of the bear seems quite realistic.

In the end tho, this is a very average film that doesn’t really add anything new.

Bottom Line – Typical man vs. wild movie that doesn’t really add much to the genre.  Characters are not surprisingly stereotypical. Special Effects to create the bear are done very realistically. Nothing really special here, just an average kind of movie.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film is set in fictional “Nibookaazo Provincial Park”, this can be seen written on the side of the canoe towards the end of the film. In the native North American Ojibwe language this translates into “Pretend to be Dead Provincial Park” (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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