8:00 PM, 2nd September, 2003
I'll start this review by repeating my comment from the voting meeting: This movie would have been much better received had it been titled, Earth vs. the Arse-Monsters. My new title would have given the movie that silly edge that would have meant people didn't take it too seriously. A title like Dreamcatcher simply has too much credibility.
Dreamcatcher is the story of a group of friends who go to a cabin in the woods to reminisce about their childhood days and their 'intellectually disabled' friend (since lost/ who taught them more about themselves (that sort of thing). Thankfully, this dreary part of the film is over quickly (it's all handled rather poorly; the emotion stuff is very tacked-on), and then the monsters attack. What follows is a hilarious adventure - right up there with comic moments as good as those in Battlefield Earth... which is probably why it has received similar reviews. Top funny moments include the gun-phone and the matchstick-on-the-floor (you'll know what I'm talking about after you've seen it).
If my comparisons to Battlefield Earth haven't convinced that this is a screening to go to, then perhaps this might be an enticement: one of the Animatrix shorts (short animated films set in the Matrix world) is shown before it