Primal Rage is a big foot horror with a twist.
Ashley and Max Carr are married couple who found themselves lost in the forest of Pacific Northwest. Soon they found themselves terrorized by a mysterious creature in the woods. Hopelessly trying to survive, with a handful of unsavory locals, they must fight back against this monster in a desperate battle of life or death.
The Review (Spoiler Free)
Simple put, Primal Rage is about big foot. There are quite a bit of big foot horror films already out there, but this one is bit different. This big foot is not an ordinary big foot.
The movie starts out well. The action and suspense start right away and we get to see the mysterious big foot create very early in the movie. I am not sure if this is good thing or bad thing. But the movie starts to drag in the middle of the movie in a point where I started to loose interest. Luckily, towards the end, suspense and actions picks up.
The movie is consider low-budget but the special effects are surprisingly good. There are lots of gore and blood in the movie and it looks very real. The big foot monster didn’t look like a cheap monkey suite, but it was actually pretty convincing.
Unfortunately, the acting suffer a bit. Husband and wife lead don’t really have any chemistry between them. The acting from all the actors are below average to just average. Specially, Andrew Joseph Montgomery who plays Max the husband, seems very stiff and unconvincing. Upside is that the female lead played by Casey Gagliardi is very attractive actress and fair good job.
There is surprise ending, but it was predictable. The movie ends in a cliff hanger as if there is going to be sequel. I am not sure if there is going to be sequel or not, but I am not sure if I am interested in seeing what happens next.
Ending Explained (Spoiler Alert!)
Primal Rage is about a big foot. Mystery of big foot is revealed early in the movie. What so different about this big foot is that it is very smart, and its sole purpose is to hunt and kill people. It uses weapons to kill. Also it is able to camouflage itself to hide within the forest. This supercharged big foot remind me so much of The Predator.
Luckily, the movie does explain little bit about this supercharged big foot. It has to do with some kid of Indian curse. Basically, it is a big foot possessed by angry Indian warriors.
The two main characters are husband and wife who have bit of love and hate relationship. The husband just got out of jail and the wife was there pick him up. On the way home, they encountered the big foot.
We are introduced to group of rowdy locals hunters. The couple joined the local hunters to get to the safe place. But obviously, they encountered the big foot and it turned into a big gun shoot out. Eventually, they get all slaughters by the big foot.
The husband and the wife were able to survive. The husband was injured during the shoot out. The big foot could easily kill him but he didn’t. It’s not clear why big foot didn’t kill the husband. Perhaps, the big foot is in love with the wife, and when the wife ask him not to kill him, the big foot honor her request? The big foot eventually kidnap the wife back to the cave where he lives.
We are also introduced to witch like character who ended up saving the husband in the woods. We are not so sure who this scary looking witch lady is. She appears to have some connection with local Indians.
Together with the local sheriff, the husband went out to look for the wife in the forest. The sheriff also plays big part in the movie. He seems to understand the mystery of big foot. Too bad he died towards the end.
At the end, there is big battle between the husband and the big foot. The big foot can easily kill him but some how it seems to just toys him around until it gets killed the by the husband. This battle has so much similar with the second Predator movie with Danny Glover.
There is surprise ending. The surprising ending is that this isn’t the only big foot out in the woods. There are many other big foots that are out there who are hunting human to kill.
If you are a big foot fan, you might want to check it out. Primal Rage doesn’t really stand out from other big foot movies, but it isn’t terrible. [3 out of 5 stars]
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Genre: Big Foot
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