The directing is poor. This director is far better at setting up a scene than actualy having the movie progress. She should be a cinematographer and not have lofy ideas of becoming Orson Welles. Cuz Orson she ain't.
Brut Force BTW is a bad title. The story moves slowly with little action. 90 minutes feels like 900.
The guitar track is distracting and a poor choice for music.
This movie doesnt deserve the negative ratings it gets. It's actually pretty creative for an utra low budget flick.
My experience was hampered by the fact that I streamed this on a Roku Sci Fi channel and there were commercials every five minutes. And then it kept conking out and I would have to resume the watch. Annoying.
But nonetheless, I was impressed by what they did with no money. Is it a super great movie? No. But you really need to appreciate the creativity the director -- who was friends with Stanley Kubrick -- put into the movie.
Two people of note are in the movie. James Karen who was really good friends with Buster Keaton (and narrates a really good documnetary on how Hollywood mistreated him) as well as being in the classic Return of the Living Dead movies is in this.
Also look for. Bruce Glover who is the father and older spitting image of Crispin Glover. He plays a martian cremember and monster.
The makeup on the martians is actually pretty good. No explanation why the female martian doesnt look like bat boy too.
Not really sure why this is in the top bad movies list. It's not all that bad.
The guy who directed this has done mostly documentaries, including one I really like -- Borg vs. McEnroe.
Perhaps his skills are more with the documentary genre because this movie really suffers under his hand.
It's slower than mollasses, which sometimes can be good, but in this case it just becomes overly tedious. It's done almost like a documentary with constant clips of the past interwoven with the current time.
It makes for a confusing storyline, not one that helps you undertand what's going on.
I had a hard time getting thru the film. The acting is good. It's just the directing that is really bad.
The series started out really promising and compelling. I was hooked even tho the character is a we but similar to Venom.
But then episode three came along and the entire series took a severe nose dive from which it never recovered. It was as if a whole new slew of people were in charge of the making of it. The story line went ahywire, the writing was bad. It just sucked.
I was revolted. Please don't make a second season. I won't be watching.
The acting isnt the worst, even tho it's not good. The real problem is Dionne who has no talent for the making of a horror movie.
It's poorly written and horribly directed. My girlfriend and I were asking "when does something happen" a full 60 minutes into this movie.
Don't bother, and ignore the phony glowing reviews. I warn you -- this is abject GARBAGE. On the other hand, if you like a horror movie where the characters talk and talk and talk endlessly about nothing, and nothing happens, then this bore-fest is for you. Beware the Fake Glowing Reviews -- This Movie Bah-Lows.
Atmospheric but not for the Short Attention Spanners
This was sort of an interesting movie. Not really a horror film. More like a chiller. It reminded my of that old indie Carnival of Souls.
The score is top notch as far as I'm concerned. Usually with low budget pics like this the score is predicable and filled with scare tactics to tell you when to be frightened. Not so here. It's a very unique score that works perfectly.
I thought it was directed by a guy who clearly has some talent but but maybe he should lay off the writing because the script is kind of clunky an down right dumb at times.
The acting isnt great; it's just right at the acceptable level.
Generally with movies of this ilk, I get really bored and want to turn them off. I watched the whole film because I got engaged in finding out where this journey ended. It had the promise of being a rully good movie, but fell short.
This is one of those movies where they hire aging actors to are trying to get as much cash in the till before they are unhireable. They pay them like a hundred grand or two for 3 days work and they wind up making 30 of these horrible formulaic movies a year. Eric Roberts is a master at churning out this kind of junk and lately Liam is comng in a close second.
The movie is very poorly written. The extras are not actors. They are so bad, I suspect then were pulled off the street -- literally.