STARRING: Michelle Rodriguez,
Oliver Hudson, Taryn Manning, Eric Lively
2007, 90 Minutes, Directed by:
Description:The film tells of two brothers, one a highly athletic daredevil and the
other a much more serious and sensitive type, who in the midst of trying to
patch up their wonky relationship - on a getaway at their Uncle's house - are
forced to flee a pack of vicious killer dogs - the titular 'Breed'.
A pack of vicious genetically
modified attack dogs menace a group of young college kids on a deserted island
in The Breed.
All of which is old hat for
star Michelle Rodriguez who previously coped with zombie Rottweilers in
Resident Evil and mysterious going-ons on a tropical
island in Lost. As can be expected
things get silly, particularly when the dogs chew through the rope mooring their
water plane to the jetty! Or the ancient, neglected Mercedes Benz which not only
starts first time but still has inflated tires
German engineering indeed! No doubt bonuses were paid out to all the actors who
could play those scenes with a straight face . . .
Still, the locations are nice
(it was filmed in South Africa) and luckily the movie doesn’t go the “actors
wander off on their own and get picked off one-by-one” route. There are some
heroic shenanigans and the like, but alas it comes as no surprise who gets
bumped off first (hint: it involves a member of an ethnic minority).
Also the stunt work involving
the dogs is quite good. (Did the dogs get paid bonuses? After all, they were
much better than their human counterparts.) The point is that you’ve probably
done worse and probably will do worse again.
Worth a rental if you’re a
horror movie junkie. And if you’re planning on visiting South Africa it provides
some handy tips on places to check out on your visit (the end title credits are
unusually helpful in this regard).