Crawlspace (2011) (Movie Review)
Director: Justin Dix
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A group of elite soldiers sent to infiltrate and extract the lead science team from Pine Gap, Australia’s top secret underground military compound, after it comes under attack from unknown forces. The mission is compromised when they encounter a young woman with no memory of who she is or how she came to be there. As they try to escape, the group quickly discovers all is not as it seems and the facility has become a testing ground for something far more sinister.
This is a movie that is a little bit Resident Evil and a little bit of a whole lot of other movies we have all seen before. To be blunt, and I don’t mean this in a negative way, this movie gives pretty much a little bit of everything that we have already seen before in other films. The thing is about Crawlspace is that is does what it does an d it does it so well that it will make it highly enjoyable for anyone scoping it out. When a lot of things come together like this film brings together is can go either way, here things go in a mysterious and question filled way that keeps us guessing until the movie finally shows us its hand at the end.
There are some horror aspects to this one, but I felt much more of a science fiction vibe from the start. The military play a big part as do numerous scientist and other oddball character and creatures. I know I’ve already name dropped Resident Evil, but the original seems to have its fingerprints all over the flow and mood of this one, which can be a very cool thing if you are a big fan of that film or video game. Crawlspace gives us a lot of nice things. We have mysterious characters, heads blowing up, and monstrous beasts. If any of that sounds like fun to you then you will want to check out this one.