Marine Victor Marshall (Dominic Purcell, Prison Break) and his brother (Henry Cavill, Hellraiser: Hellworld) return to the farm where Victor was held captive for two years to get revenge on the family that kept him there. Once there they realize they are facing an evil they could not imagine. This movie starts off pretty strong and just sort of stays together from there. The acting of both Purcell and Cavill bring this film down considerably—sometimes casting people from Great Britain to play a couple of boys from West Virginia isn’t such a great idea. The story is an interesting one, rooted in Nazi Germany and the arrival of a stranger (Michael Fassbender Inglorious Basterds, Eden Lake). The “evil” looks interesting, has interesting powers, but fails to really do what is intended: scare the audience.
His motive is somewhat unclear and the story crumbles by the end. Fairly poor CGI brings this one down a notch too. Fassbender does a really good job in his limited role, bringing the only really decent bit of acting to the film. The setting, the farm, is a good one, and bits of the movie reminded me of Night Of The Scarecrow, an old favorite of mine, so it gets points for that. Overall though, this is a mediocre movie.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 5