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The Rig is a mediocre low-budget monster flick that had so much potential in being a good film. Unfortunately by using every clich in the book, the filmmakers create a film that is quite forgettable. I'm all for cheesy B movie low-budget monster flicks. However, The Rig is one of those films that just doesn't deliver on its interesting concept. Director Peter Atencio doesn't seem to have a clue to properly create a good monster flick. I mean this idea that he uses for his film has been done before, and making a film with the same old formula can be effective, but not with this film. The film started off well enough, unfortunately, about thirty minutes in, the film started to fall apart, and the film simply didn't deliver on its interesting idea. I thought a monster flick set on an oil rig was a pretty cool idea, but the script had too many flaws. The ideas were good, but the execution was poor. I was pretty disappointed in this film as I thought it could have been such a fun monster flick, unfortunately the film uses tired out overused clichs, mix that with cheap looking special effects. The Rig is a bad film that had so much potential. Maybe if the film had a bigger budget, a reworked script it could have been a good flick. The Rig is a film that I can't recommend, however if you enjoy bad to mediocre B movies, then give it a shot. Other horror fans would do best to skip out on this one.
- TheDudeLebowski65, Saturday, March 10, 2012
Utterly ordinary, perhaps less than so, beasty on the loose flick. Very low budget. The main selling point for me, admittedly a doozy, was that Forsythe gets to play a sympathetic role for once.
- Beefy, Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Essentially ArmagedAlien. Take the opening act of Armageddon and then the last two from Alien and set it all on an Oil Rig. It's intentions are good, but it just takes it self so DAMN seriously. I can't decide which is sillier the melodrama about "life on an oil rig" or the alien, which guy in a rubber suit so bad it would make Godzilla giggle.
- kenstachnik, Thursday, December 9, 2010