A group of five friends head out to the mountains for a bachelor weekend. The plan is to spend their time partying and having a good time. Arriving at a remote spot in Argentina, they begin the drinking and partying immediately. Only the good times don’t last long before they have to run for their life in Bachelor Games.
The good folks at Gravitas Ventures have given us 5 iTunes digital copies of this film to hand out, so check out our mini review below and leave a comment below with your favorite “good times gone bad” film. We realize this could be just about any movie, but hey, we don’t want to make it too hard. We will pick five winners on Wed. July 20th. Good luck!
While the group of friends are having a good time getting drunk and partying the first night, things start to go awry while they are out hiking. Together they learn of a local legendary force that hunts the impure at heart. Necessities are forgotten. Hoaxes are played in poor taste. Tempers flare as past grudges and bitter feelings between the friends soon come to the surface. The friends might be as dangerous to each other as this mysterious force itself.
What was supposed to be a weekend of fun with the guys soon becomes a mad dash for their lives. For the rest of the movie, we don’t know where the danger will come from. Will the friends be each other’s downfall or will this force be their undoing? And where will the force strike from next?
Bachelor Games does bring the humor during the beginning of the movie when they are all having a good time. Occasionally even after the threat has been known, we are brought a little bit of humor to keep the mood light. By the end, the tone has shifted to be totally focused on the need to survive. While it takes a little longer than I’d like to get there, it is a good time getting there.
The need to survive is well delivered. The acting isn’t Oscar-worthy, but is well up to the task. The location is effectively atmospheric. The shots are occasionally a little tight for the action, but overall they work to set the chaos and frenetic pace of those scenes.
While there have been movies that have done it better than Bachelor Games, this still isn’t a bad way to spend 80 minutes. Not without its problems, I can’t say I wasn’t enjoying my time while watching the movie. For what it is, it does it well and enjoyably enough and Bachelor Games is worth the watch. Available for rental or purchase on Amazon starting at $5, but for a limited time we have a few copies to give away.