Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tooth and Nail (2007)

I know I'm partial to end of the world movies, but I actually thought this flick was pretty good.  The world comes to somewhat of an end because the gas supply runs out.  This actually seems completely feasible at this day and age and is pretty creepy.  Both Rider Strong and Michael Madsen are up in this jam, and that's enough to get me to watch.

A group of survivors has been holed up in a hospital for about a year,  and things are going well.  They have food, water, and safety and are being led by "The Professor."  Dude is a smartypants type who assigns chores and makes plans, and these people are pretty much sheep and follow him wordlessly.

One day, part of the group goes out on a little expedition and comes across some people in trouble.  A woman, Neon, is injured but alive and the group brings her back to their safe haven.  Everything is going fine until they start being stalked by a group of cannibals.  Some of the clan start to go missing and the former fortress of the hospital turns into a battleground.

This movie is a little slow-moving but there was a good story and a pretty decent twist.  I mean, yeah the people weren't the most brilliant in surviving post-apocalypse, but if they were, there wouldn't be a movie.  The acting was meh at best, but you know, don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.  This flick was no Carriers but I liked it.  Worth a watch.


Maynard Morrissey said...

ok movie but it could have been waaaay better