I appreciate lost footage films mainly because I try to believe I’m there and how I would react. Crazy things happen in this world that we never thought could, so I get into that frame of mind.
Good job with ‘Alien Origin’ footage because I’d think it’s fake if there was a love story or set up of characters like the other “footage” films. In ‘Blair Witch’ obviously the guys were after the camera girl, they yelled at her constantly like a nagging wife, it just showed they cared. In ‘Cloverfield’ they go to the girl’s apartment to save her…..F’ that, the city is infested with killer aliens, I’m out of there. If she shows up later in your life just make up a bullshit excuse how you were dragged away and unable to save her (though you should hide the new girlfriend).
It was nice that there wasn’t too much talking to the cameraman nor the cameraman do any talking. In the other films when the person with the camera talks it’s always a hundred times louder than everyone else and that’s what scares the crap out of me, not the footage.
I cracked up a little when they first discovered the markings on the trees. Great job by the Special Forces for not noticing anything sneaking up on their camp at night and etching numerous markings on trees. Not to mention the journalist is STILL sleeping on a hammock while they inspect the marking in the morning.
As expected there’s a good amount of camera movement, but not near as much as the other ones that the person with the camera is on a sit and spin the entire film. So I didn’t get a headache this time. For entertainment purposes it was decent and they throw a little twist at the end with a, oh yeah we found this tape a little later.
A few other comments:
- How did Dr. Holden’s laptop make it back to his camp after they were attacked in the cave?
- Where were the women running around in bikinis like most films done in South America?
- The Special Forces leader may have screamed “Withdraw” more than a director in a bad adult film.
- When they find one of the missing Americans it was nice of the two male farmers to give the journalist a ride on their horse and carriage and make her sit in between them. Cue up ‘Night at the Roxbury’ ‘What is Love’.