So yesterday was the last day of school until Break, so we held a party in Digital Media class. Students were to bring in snacks and movies/games. However, no one brought any video games, and the only person who brought any movies has a childish sense of humor. Thus, we watched the following.
Fortunately (or unfortunately) this is not about a bunch of furries getting pissed off at a Con and beating the s*** out of some other dude. Instead we see a man just doing his job (even if it's in construction) get tormented, abused and driven insane by wild animals. This man is a freelance architect, and is told by the owner of the company he's working with to build a new residential area in a woodland area. He's simply following orders in order to earn money to feed his family, yet the animals are going after him personally and destroying his life. They do such "wacky" things as get him knocked off a cliff and get him thrown up a tree while in a portable restroom. In the end we're supposed to sympathize with these creatures, but I couldn't help but feel they were dicks toward a man who was just trying to provide for his family.
Oh, and his family gets pissy at him too, with the mother disapproving of his every action and his son trying take him down to impress a girl. This isn't some wacky kid's film about nature kicking industrialization's ass, it's a tragic movie about the quick and painful mental breakdown of a man tormented by the forces of nature to the state of lunacy.
The film had a really stupid story, complete with several low-brow jokes and really unexciting acting, with lousy (yet creepy) CGI to top it off.
Oh dear God, why was this movie made? It's not like that one-panel comic was worth a 90-minute movie. In fact, instead of what the comic does, which would be jokes about how big the dog is, they instead go for a lot of poop/fart/drug/sex jokes that aren't even done well. They also included a plot that goes nowhere, so instead the movie throws in a randomized climax that really doesn't belong.
I truly believe this film to be the prime example of the curse of really bad live action/CGI reboots of old licenses. These movies need not to exist, and yet they're selling like hotcakes. I'm glad this one doesn't have a sequel (yet).