Last year, between the two of us, we watched an average of 317 movies.
This year our goal is to top that by watching at least one a day.
And as an extra special torture, we've decided to write about all of them.

26 April 2008

Prey, dir. Darrell Roodt (2007)

NIKKI says:
Technically, Fulci picked this one. We selected three horror movies from the to-watch pile, laid a treat in front of them, and waited. Prey it was. Fulci spent much of the movie running up to the screen to bark at big animals, so something tells me his selection was far from informed.

So, Peter Weller marries a women 25 years younger then him and takes her to Africa with his kids -- one cute, one snotty -- and sends them on safari while he stays back at camp to build something. The new wife and the kids wind up trapped in a truck with savage lions lying in wait nearby.

The movie is basically 90 minutes of them in the car trying to figure out what to do. There are tense moments, sure, but it's mostly just boring. And I hated seeing the lions so callously gunned down -- it was a bit exploitative. As I always say in movies like this -- the lions were there first!! Leave them alone!!

Not a great movie, not utterly horrible. Just ... boring.


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