Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Altered: Micro Review

Altered is a 2006 sci fi flick from the director of the Blair Witch Project.

Yeah, I thought the same thing too.  More shaky cam stuff, low budget etc and so forth.

This movie is NOT what you think.

I had seen this movie popping up in my recommended row on Netflix. I kept skipping it because of the director and my physical queasiness that I suffered from Blair Witch.  Also, because I thought it would be plain, cheesy.  Even after Jay recommended it, I was still skeptical.

I can't believe that I waited.

 All I have to say is, "WOW".

This movie had a very cool vibe from the get go.  It starts out with a bunch of  "good ole boys", hunting something. That something turns out to be an alien, from the species that altered their lives, some 15 years prior.

They capture it and take it to their ultra secure location.  Do they kill it?  The answer to that question, is another question:  "What happens to an animal when it kills a human?"  It is pure party from then on. Satisfying multiple levels of us genre geeks.

Jay has held this movie in the same light as Alien!

It is an unusual and fresh take on stories that we have all heard.  For a basement movie, this was superb, and is the reason we do what we do.

Altered.  Recommended viewing by all basementites.

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