A bunch of tourists take a boat out through the rivers of
Every year, it gets harder and harder to make a credible animal attack movie thanks to the good folks at the Sci-Fi Channel. Rogue was a legitimate release from The Weinstein Company and director Greg (
The stuff you would expect to work in Rogue doesn’t. All of the crocodile attacks are weak and mostly happen off screen with the minimum of gore. Also, most of the tension is muted due to the fact that the characters all basically act like idiots. Seriously, why would you dangle yourself above a river bank when you know a killer croc is just itching to leap out of the water to gobble you up? If
Surprisingly enough, the scenes that you’d think would be a complete bore are actually very well done. The 45+ minute build-up to the initial croc attack is rather effective and is much better than the second croc-centric half of the flick. I got a DVR for Christmas that up-converts DVDs to near Blu-Ray quality and Rogue was a great way to test the player. The wildlife footage really popped off the screen and the scenery was breathtaking. Too bad that by the time Vartan got to the croc’s lair, things got all dark and dingy.
Vartan gets the best line of the movie when he says, “I fucking hate animals, especially ones that can kill you!”