October 17, 2012

31 Days Review: Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012)

So, the Found Footage sub-genre has finally found Bigfoot, eh? Well, it was only a matter of time, wasn't it?

The Lost Coast Tapes isn't a bad movie, and in fact it has a bunch of good things going for it. The first half-hour or so was pretty interesting, and surprisingly the acting was decent. The problem is that for all of the good things that the movie had going for it, it took nearly an hour to get to anything "good." When it finally did, it was all "shaky-cam city up in this bitch!" Shaky, dark, blurred, out of focus... that's one of the biggest drawbacks of the FF flicks; they payoff seldom justifies the wait.

It's a shame too, because TLCT had a decent premise, and the ending was kinda neat... even though we couldn't really see it. And it was pretty ambiguous.

Yeah, ambiguous like that.
I do have to say that I loved the black dude refusing to go into the woods to search for Bigfoot. That was a really great scene.

Not a bad flick, but certainly not a real good one, The Lost Coast Tapes is an ambitious movie that throws out too many ideas at us, and then can't manage to follow up on most of them. It's passable for the most part, but if you're already tired of the Found Footage genre in general, then it might not be passable enough for you.



Ashley Wood is in this.

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