27 February 2008 | Michael_Elliott
Grizzly Rage (2007)
* 1/2 (out of 4)
Incredibly stupid and rather boring "nature attacks" film has four teenagers deciding to go off roading for some weekend fun. Like idiots they decide to go through a gate warning them not to go any further but they want to have some fun. Soon the laughs turn to sadness as they accidentally kill a bear cub and soon it's large mother comes for revenge. There's really not too many good things going for this film, which runs out of ideas around the fifteen-minute mark and then we're left with one bad or boring event after another. I think the worst thing is that this film starts off so poorly that you can't help but hate the four people simply because of how annoying they are. You hate them so much for being so stupid and then they end up killing a baby bear and in all honesty I doubt many people are going to feel sorry for them once mommy comes. I think a lot of people are going to be cheering for the bear but the screenplay then adds dumb scenes like the group crying and wondering what they did to deserve the bear attacks. Well, duh, you were acting stupid and killed her child. The screenplay never seems to have any idea of what it wants to do because we're given so many scenes where nothing happens or the characters end up talking about things that either make no sense or you have to wonder why they're even talking about them since they're all about to get eaten. The bear attacks aren't the greatest in the world but they're serviceable. I think the best thing that can be said is that they use a real bear so it's none of that CGI madness. There are a couple shots that are obviously fake including one rather funny sequence where the bear uses its head to try and push the jeep off a cliff. The performances are pretty much what you'd expect from a film like this but the screenplay does none of them any justice. GRIZZLY RAGE isn't the worst film ever made but you should still pretty much skip it and just check out the must better GRIZZLY.