The Breed (2006)
A group of college kids go to a house in a remote island that belonged to two of the kid’s uncle to relax and have fun before finals. We meet the group at once, and you really can’t get more stereotypical than these characters. Within the first night they find a stray puppy, when the puppy runs away one of the girls runs off to catch it, alongside one of the guys join. When she finally catches up to the pup and calls for him a bigger, and much more aggressive dog pounces on her and ends up taking a bite. As they rush her off into the house and clean up her wounds they want to go back home, after she reassures them that she’s fine they decide to stay.
That’s when things start going awry, and when we find out that there’s more than just one angry dog on the island. The island is practically deserted from wild animals and people. When the girl who gets bit starts feeling sick and there’s a mishap with a now and arrow the group are left stranded inside a house, while a pack of dogs surround the outside of the house.
The film does pack quite a lot of action. First and foremost don’t expect to see mutant dogs, or a ton of cgi, or even werewolves, what we’re dealing with are real dogs, that have real vicious thoughts, they team up in attacks, and they are anything but friendly.
Throughout the film there’s plenty of laughs, dogs will jump through windows, into water, or attack all at once. They’re smart, which makes them extremely terrifying, and the deaths that follow are equally as funny as they ate terrifying (terrifying if you’re afraid of dog bites, which might raise the tension while watching this) but the blood/gore isn’t overdone, in fact it’s rather minimal.
The plot is there, although with a lot of holes and no real answers. What really becomes the icing to this film is Michelle Rodriguez, not only is she a babe but she seems to be the only one who could get the acting done right in the movie. She killed this role. This movie is worth a watch, even if it’s just once. It’s far from boring, will keep you entertained, and do I have to mention what a babe Michelle Rodriguez is?
The only things that would take away from this movie being a GREAT movie would be the crappy acting by the supporting class, the plot holes, and maybe some more deaths. Overall? Fun film, good laughs, and plenty of dogs for all of you dog lovers.
6.75/10 rotting corpses