Yet another refreshing film! It's rare for this to happen back to back, so I am hoping for this streak to continue. This time it's from another somewhat struggling Horror side-genre; monster-movies and it's coming straight from the shores of an Irish island.
Entitled, "Grabbers" this 2012 effort is fairly original, very clever, super fun and especially reminiscent of monster films from the past that we have all fallen in love with.
Written by Kevin Lehane, Directed by Jon Wright and featuring an awesome acting trio of main characters played by Richard Coyle (Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, A Good Year), Ruth Bradley (Flyboys) & Lalor Roddy (Game Of Thrones) this film is all out minute by minute fun.
"Grabbers" begins after dark on the open sea, where shortly after the initial sequences we see a meteor type object splash and crash into the water mysteriously leaving a man overboard. We quickly get to know the main characters, my favorite being "Paddy" played by Roddy.
The story doesn't hesitate to start immediately and with some remarkable touches and scenes that show off some top notch computer generated monster madness, in which continues throughout the rest of the 94 minutes. It is very evident that the production crew took their time to perfect their vision and execute it superbly.
Nothing in "Grabbers" was sloppy aside from minor camera angles and transitions, but that can easily be overlooked by the overall substance of the rest of the film. The location of "Erin Island" was gorgeous, the acting was never over the top, the script was perfection for this side-genre and you can never go wrong with some Irish music throughout the score and soundtrack.
I don't want to give away too much, but if you haven't seen the trailer, please don't, just go ahead with the full feature film. Going back and watching the trailer before my review, I see that it gives a little too much information away and could spoil some of the fun.
Overall, please, I repeat please do what you can to get your hands on this awesome monster movie. "Grabbers" is very refreshing and just what you might need to break the monotony of what's in the industry as of late.