BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
Disclaimer: this is not set on a rock in Brighton. It is in fact, set on a mountain trail in America - can't go buying any rock here or have a paddle in the sea. "A park ranger spends the night guarding a potential crime scene on a remote mountain trail."
I found I had a like/hate relationship with this film. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it, so let's say, a like/dislike relationship with it. I feel it started kind of well, the characters weren't awful, the build up isn't dreadfully dull, but then it just kind of slows down a bit. Wendy goes off, and gets lost. And not just a little bit lost, she wanders off onto a whole different hill side that is not covered by where she works - now, I know America is big, but she must have been walking for hours. And she was only doing some form of leafleting.
Poor Wendy, stuck somewhere she has no idea where she is, and damn, she forgot to charge her phone, and it's now almost dead. Dammit, Wendy!
Wendy's phone is almost dead, but before that dies, someone else has died before - Wendy comes across a dead body. Oh no, can Wendy's day get even worse?! Well yes, it can, she is told no one will get to her until morning - and again, the film slows down again. It picked up as she saw the dead body and the tension piled up around that, she also may have seen a mysterious person down with the dead body too - so hello tension, but then it drops.
I had a lot of questions about this film, just mainly common sense really. Found myself asking why Wendy isn't using a walkie talkie to contact the office, or why she doesn't have one on her - turns out she does but for some reason she doesn't use it until her phone dies. Something I didn't understand. Just little common sense things like that stood out to me.
I almost also forgot to mention, I watched this with my friend on a Friday afternoon, and he fell asleep. He was wrapped up in my slanket - my blanket with arms - but still, he fully nodded off.
Overall, Body at Brighton Rock was an alright film, it had it's good parts and tension, but it didn't seem to lead off those, which I feel it should have. It had a good twist, one that did play out well, but I just didn't feel it took advantage of what story it had going.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..