Backcountry is a good example how one simple premise can still be thrilling with clever production and a few grisly scenes. Using scenery and only minimum amount of characters, it succeeds on creating the sense of isolation and overwhelming helplessness. The movie doesn't venture to cheap scare territory and while it can be slow at times, its modest nature delivers what it sets out to do. Jenn (Missy Peregrym) and Alex (Jeff Roop) go into a camping trip. The weekend is meant for a romantic escapade to see a beautiful lake, unfortunately they lose their way in the thick forest. The concept is simple, it has been done before, but Backcountry does it with smart approach by keeping the focus on the confused couple and develop their personalities. Both the lead actors deliver convincing performance. They look like an ordinary couple, complete with their own issues and occasional bickering. It makes it easier for audience to invest on their survival. When the danger comes and they find out the trip isn't going well, the reactions are believable without being overbearing or resorting to excessive screaming and blaming even though some poor decisions have been made. The movie keeps the flow without distraction, in this case the less is better as build up for the encounter with the threat is silently ominous. Practical effect and makeup do wonder at creating the deterioration of battered man and woman. Relying on only two characters alone could be risky, the film doesn't veer off from its original path, although the pace does stumble on halfway point. Granted, the investment on the couple might take a while. Backcountry provides a survival tale in its natural form. It may not be fancy, but it stays on it course to deliver a decent thriller.
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Backcountry (2015) 1080p
Backcountry is a movie starring Jeff Roop, Missy Peregrym, and Nicholas Campbell. An urban couple go camping in the woods and find themselves lost in the territory of a predatory black bear.
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An urban couple go camping in the Canadian wilderness - where unimaginable beauty sits alongside our most primal fears. Alex (Jeff Roop) is a seasoned outdoorsman while Jenn (Missy Peregrym), a corporate lawyer, is not. After much convincing, and against her better judgment, she agrees to let him take her deep into a Provincial Park to one of his favorite spots - the secluded Blackfoot Trail. On their first night, deep in the forest, they have an unsettling encounter with Brad (Eric Balfour), a strange alpha male with eyes for Jenn who may or may not be following them. Alex's desire to quickly reach Blackfoot Trail only intensifies. They push further and further into the woods, Alex stubbornly insisting that he remembers the way. After three days their path disappears; they are hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they struggle to find their way back, the harsh conditions bringing out the best and worst in them, pushing their already fragile relationship to the breaking point. When...
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These people need Bear GryllsReviewed byquincytheodoreVote: 6/10
Yes this sort of film has been made tons of times before. It is based on a 'true story'. A couple go off into the wilds of a Canadian National Park. Alex is trying to impress girlfriend Jenn and so does not take a map and leaves mobile communication devices behind and they set off to see some stunning nature.
Once out in the wild it soon transpires that Alex is hardly Bear Grylls and you sort of know that something bad is gonna happen. That is about all I can say without doing a plot reveal – but the cover sort of does that anyway.
The acting is all really good as are the production values. The make up is top notch too and there is a genuine atmosphere of menace and fear – which really worked. The plot is where this gets let down as there is not that much of a story and at 88 minutes you sort of feel there should have been more – but as this is based on the truth you can forgive them a bit. Not a bad film but also not a keeper – this is a best go for the rental option type film.
I didn't feel this was a terrible film. There were a few moments that were really emotionally uncomfortable. The special effects were gritty and believable which isn't always the case with a bear carnage movie. The movie lagged at points, but they achieved getting me to really root for the living character. I liked the fact that this was based on true events and the director didn't take artistic liberty to make the bear more monstrous. The bear was just being a bear and just like with sharks...we are not atop the food chain in their environment! Bear maulings do happen. These two were not prepared for this overwhelming attack!! I also think anyone who does not use a compass and a map while camping can be classified as total idiots!! I would have my own map even if someone else said they are bringing one. Don't people watch horror movies? Someone always loses the map! Just ask The Blair Witch! She plans on it happening. It does not matter how well you know the area. Take a map! The film captured the pure horror of being in the middle of nowhere and experiencing crisis. Are any of us really prepared when encountering a hunt and we are being the prey of large toothy beasts?! This movie answers that question with a resounding NO! Camping anyone?