|2008||90 Min||Action . Horror . Science Fiction . Thriller . Sci-Fi|
In the supernatural thriller The Objective, writer-director Daniel Myrick locates the action in a remote mountain region on Afghanistan, where a team of US Special Ops forces is dispatched with the ostensible orders of locating an influential Muslim cleric. While on the mission they find themselves lost in a Middle Eastern 'Bermuda Triangle' of ancient evil and faced with an enemy that none of them could have imagined.
|Actors:||Jeff Prewett , Sam Hunter , Michael C. Williams , Jon Huertas , Matthew R. Anderson , Jonas Ball|
|Country:||USA , MOROCCO|
This war-horror movie basically plays like "Blair Witch" in Afghanistan.The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
The scenes of servicemen feel somehow false, a screenwriter's idea of military life rather than the real thing. Myrick does an admirable job of spinning tension from a group of guys mostly standing around, but too often the film's portentous tone seems more silly than suspenseful.Los Angeles Times Full Review
With a low-budget look, cliched dialogue, a stale plot and so-so acting, this supernatural thriller is unlikely to achieve the phenomenal success of its fabled predecessor.Variety Full Review
It plays like a disastrous Sci-Fi Channel castoff, thanks in no small part to Myrick's odd decision to include incessant voice-over narration by Ball, which plays like a really terrible in-character DVD commentary track.L.A. Weekly Full Review