Thursday, November 2, 2017
Backcountry (2014) 1h 32m
This was almost it. This was almost the "shit sandwich" review, but I watched the whole thing. I can't believe I watched the whole thing...
Backcountry is a couple getting lost in the woods and then attacked by a bear. It didn't have any real sense of survival. It didn't draw me in to make me care about the characters. The camera work was a mix of static, shoulder mounted shaky cam, and a few Go Pros which just made it a mess of trash.
If anything, Backcountry should serve as a warning on how not to hike trails and camp. I'm not an avid woodsman but I enjoy camping and getting out of the city. I was a Boy Scout in my teens. A lot of this could have been avoided by simple back packing 101. Did you need fancy potatoes to eat? No. Did you need a fucking map? YES!
I give Backcountry 0 bear warning signs out of 5: