26 July 2013 | paul_haakonsen
Some footage should just remain hidden...
As soon as I saw the shoddy camera-work on "Bigfoot County", then I knew this was going to suck big time. I loathe these "found footage" movies, especially because I don't pay to watch something that is shot by a teenager with his first DV camera. It is epically lame on so many levels.
The story told in "Bigfoot County" could have been somewhat more interesting and the movie that much more watchable, had they opted to go with proper camera-work and held the cameras steady. But no, that was not to be, and for 82 minutes the audience have to suffer through questionable camera-work and end up with a bad case of SCS (Shaky Cam Syndrome).
A young film enthusiast treks into Bigfoot County in his search for clues about the legendary Bigfoot (Sasquatch, Yeti, Abominable Snowman, or whatever you call him in your respective area). And he drags his friend along with him, and also the friend's girlfriend, deep into the woodlands in search for proof of the legendary creature.
I will say that the three main cast people did good enough jobs with their given roles, but they were just struggling futilely against the whole "found footage" genre.
I managed to suffer through this movie, albeit I was tempted so many times to just turn it off and end my suffering and find something else to watch. So was it worth it? No, not at all. Not unless you count into the equation the hilarious and oh-so-predictable ending to the movie. It was so lame that I ended up in tears from laughing so hard.
"Bigfoot County" is bad with a big B (might be B for Bigfoot, but it ain't, trust me). And if you are looking for 82 minutes of entertainment, you are best of looking somewhere else, far, far away from this movie. I am giving "Bigfoot County" a 2 out of 10 rating. It manages to scrape itself off the floor and not get a 1 for the actual attempt of making a proper movie, and had they opted (as I mentioned above) for proper steady camera-work, the movie would have rated much higher than a 2 out of 10 rating.