Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Man V's 2015 (film review)
"As host of his own hit TV series, 'MAN VS', Doug Woods is forced to fend for himself for five days in remote locations with no crew, food, or water, only the cameras he carries on his back to film his experiences. Doug's in the remote woods for a routine episode, until he's awoken by an earth-shaking crash. Things get weirder as it becomes clear Doug isn't alone. Someone or something is watching him. MAN VS is a gripping 'found footage' thriller about one man's extraordinary desire to survive at all costs." IMDb
Something different here, we've all see the "found footage" Blair Witch type films before, and they've been done to death frankly. This is a bit different.
The film is a sort of Survivorman (Les Stroud) or maybe a bit Bear Grylls type person goes out alone with just his cameras for a week alone in the woods making a survival program. Strange things start happening, noises, things moving, just weird stuff, then it gets serious. I'm not going to give too much away here.
Doug Woods played by Chris Diamantopoulos does a good job of more or less carrying the film with a pretty much one man performance, ok there are other cast but they play a fairly minor part of the movie.
The locations are great, the special effects let it down a bit by being a bit "Ray Harryhausen" giving the feel they are stop motions annimation, but the film does a good job of keeping you wondering what exactly is going on and who or what is Doug up against.
All in all I enjoyed it.
Waynes rating 7.5/10 Worth a watch