Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  

Idiotic science-fiction film that begins enjoyably by hanging off the appealing interplay between its main characters, then shucks them off in favour of hideous gore and cheesy special effects. Four friends, psychically linked to each other thanks to the help of a fifth, mentally challenged boyhood friend, go for a trip to a cabin in the woods and encounter a virus inflicted on the local residents by a nasty alien. It eventually becomes apparent that their destiny is involved with this lifeform’s visit to earth, completed only by the mysterious pal they owe everything to but don’t bother to spend any time with. , ,  and  are terrific in the leads, but ‘s dialogue as the alien hunter is embarrassing and his role is completely incongruous to theirs in the mixed up screenplay. You’ll laugh more than scream, and the chuckles won’t be intentional.

Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Kasdan Pictures, WV Films II

USA/Australia, 2003

Screenplay by , Lawrence Kasdan, based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by Lawrence Kasdan,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

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