I love this guy, but I don't even remember him in the movie. I'm sure he shows up somewhere, but he doesn't really do anything.
I would still recommend it for the awesome monsters, but I wish it didn't have so much damn shaky cam. I really hate that. A couple people have also pointed out that the Russians didn't have film cameras with built-in microphones back then. They probably should've just ditched the whole found-footage thing and shot it like a normal movie with some occasional POV shots. At its best though, the movie feels like a ride through a kickass haunted house with a wicked set of nasty bio-mechanical creations. If only they gave us some real characters to care about or some more time with the mad scientist (he actually isn't in it very much). Regardless, I'm sure I'll watch it again just for the crazy creatures. There's plenty of gore too. I just wish they did more with the story and the characters.
Just got a copy of this, and it's on my short list. Sorry to hear about the shaky cam - that screws up a lot of movies. A movie with untapped potential is more frustrating than a bad movie sometimes. All of the stills I've seen look pretty amazing, though.ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy it. The monsters definitely make it worth watching, and the characters had potential, but then they don't really do much with them.Delete