mum and dad
The Hatching is a film that sounds very good on paper and when you watch it, you realise, it could have been a British cult horror film. It pretty much has 'British B Movie' written all over it... 'On the death of his father, Tim Webber returns to his childhood village in Somerset to find something sinister is disturbing the idyllic peace of the villagers.' But notice how throughout this first paragraph I said could? Yeah, it's a 'could' film...
The Hatching isn't a bad film at all, it's actually pretty funny and just a fun story. But it just feels like it's missing something, something that you can never really put your finger on. It could be that it is quite low budget, which is not a problem at all, but it can make for some kind of shabby special effects.
The cast is also kind of known, and by that, they are the type of people you see in something, recognise but can't pin point where you know them, until you Google them. Think of when someone watches Midsomers Murders.. Everytime I watch that show, I spend half the time on IMDB...
But again, as I said about the film being low budget, it doesn't mean it makes it bad. Neither of these things 100% make a bad movie, and they didn't here.
Something was just missing...
You enjoy The Hatching, me and dad watched it one night to pass a few hours as it did sound fun and we knew some of the cast - and it did that. It passed a few hours and we enjoyed it, some of the jokes in it are actually very well written too, as well as it being acted not too badly at all.
I love creature feature films, and compared to some awful ones I have seen, (looking at you, Rogue), it stands up well.
It is a nice little parcel that wraps up everything you want in some B movie about a reptile... A crocodile shaped parcel, that has scary teeth... But, but, does have everything contained in it that you would want in some film to cover an hour or so. The Hatching, you aren't too shabby.
And who remembers Justin Lee Collins?! Or the fairy that Laura Aikmen played on CBBC?
Not just there to raise you, also fun to watch scary films with...