It is not often I watch a film without both purposefully and inadvertently finding out most of the key details beforehand. These spoilers and light research usually consist of any significant promotional material such as trailers, as well as the main contributors of said film such as the Director(s), Screenwriter(s) and cast.
With Rogue, I didn’t have any of this foresight, and there are two reasons for this. Firstly, the film didn’t exactly boast the most prolific marketing campaign. And, secondly, I watched it late at night on LoveFilm and wasn’t planning on getting much further than 20 minutes through this or any other film before falling asleep.
For me, at face value, Rogue looked almost perfect for serving this purpose. It has three and a half stars (not that I trust the site’s less than amateur reviews), and the front cover’s artwork is of a giant crocodile’s head crashing out of the water, on a perfectly vertical angle a la Jaws, as its own nashers frame the tagline “How Fast Can You Swim.” Rousing stuff. Continue reading