Hangar 10 (2014) – Movie Review

Hangar 10 (2014)
Stars: Robert Curtis, Abbie Salt, Danny Shayler
IMDB Rating: 3.7
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Plot: 33 years after the infamous Rendlesham Forest UFO incident, three metal detector enthusiasts hunting for Saxon gold in the same region, capture incredible footage of UFO’s whilst filming their expedition. As night falls and with their navigation equipment failing, they find themselves facing a terrifying encounter with an unforgiving alien presence.

Hangar 10 (2014)

Review: There is something about found footage films that makes my skin crawl… Especially when they are:
A: A clear rip-off from other films, and
B: When they are amateur in every way possible.

This found footage film falls into both the above categories.

The plot (if you want to call it that) is straight-forward. Three friends (2 guys and a girl) go treasure hunting in Rendlesham Forest, with their cam equipment and metal detectors. First night in they see “strange” lights in the sky, and the rest you can guess. Underground bunkers; Poorly done CGI alien ships; and Blair Witch shots aplenty.

Rather than give myself a migraine from explaining what happens (I think you all know anyway), I will just summarize the basics of this film:

Plot – Predictable and boring
Script – Poorly written
Acting – I’ve seen better….
SPX – Shockingly terrible
Film Quaility: Grainy and amateur at best

There is a reason why this film was rated so very low on IMDB. Even though I am somewhat of a believer that any filmy needs a fair go, this was – without a doubt – one of the worst I have seen yet.

Do yourself a favor and spare yourself from this one.

Verdict: Excruciatingly painful to watch
My Rating: -5 out of 10

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Posted on November 20, 2014, in Movie Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. While I agree there may be some who will slam a film for the sake of doing so, there is also the other side of the review. Why did it get a bad review to begin with? Was the quality of the finish product up to par? If it wasn’t, then why? When it comes to film, you have a lot of elements to consider, such as: Can the film be finished for the budget allocated? Are the actors well rehearsed in their delivery? (another words, will their acting be believable to the audience?) Is the SPX down pat so they don’t look cheap?

    Any film is going to get bad reviews. It goes without saying that reviews – good or bad – comes with the territory, and one takes it on-board and moves on. A person who takes film directing seriously doesn’t jump on someone’s blog and defend the film and then goes on a rant about how good they are. Doing that shows readers (and anyone who has seen the film) just how narrow-minded the person is.

    Any filmy will want to best for their film. That goes without saying. The film is their baby, their dream, their passion. And it would be natural for a filmy to feel a little disappointed when they get one bad review, but when there are several bad reviews? That is an indication that there is something wrong, and it is not the critics.

    As for the critique of “minus infinity” ….. lol

  2. Good to see you don’t use too much hyperbole in your reviews!

    To keep in that spirit, I give your critique of Hangar 10 “minus infinity out of ten”.

    I agree there’s a reason it has such a low score on IMDB. It’s because the world is full of people with nothing better to do than dump their hatred and vitriol over everything they see. All sense of fair criticism has gone out the window in recent times and in its place is a world full of bitter, desperately bored sheeple who project their own sense of abject hopelessness and despair onto any nearby piece of art, just shitting over other people’s creativity and dreams in order to satisfy their sadistic, sociopathic urges.

    I’m not saying this is you…I certainly hope not for your sake. A lot of the reviews and scores on IMDB will be genuine, of course. But then there’s a lot of weirdos, haters, trolls, whatever you want to call them, that just enjoy jumping on a bandwagon and doing exactly as I describe. I think the world is a worse place for it…and that’s exactly what these people want.

  3. This was a very poor movie. Clearly copied the idea from Blair Witch. It had no redeeming qualities whatsoever. A pointless movie if ever i saw one.

  4. Thanks Dan for your comment. Last time I checked everyone is entitled to their opinion, and whilst I happen to share my own dislike of this film with other reviewers on IMDB.com, I will say that there is a difference between good quality “found footage” films (of which I have seen a few) and ones that are not up to par.

    I can understand that you would want to defend the film. I can only guess that you are the director of this?

    My advice Dan, is that if you cannot handle honest opinions and reviews, then you should not read them. Reviews – good or bad – come with the territory. You do seem to lack confidence in your own film if you feel the need to defend it.

  5. Let me explain something to you as you seem so very poorly educated in film. Found footage films are meant to look amateur. That is the whole point. it was done on purpose. All designed that way. There is nothing more fake than ‘slick’ found footage films. And yet this what you seem to want to watch. You comments about the SFX are complete bull-shit. And you are blind and really lacking in any basic intelligent qualities that warrant yourself being called a critic. I suggest you give up you pathetic hobby – whilst I will enjoy my life as a film director – with all the great times that come with it.

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