Gabriel Cowan

Growth (2010) - Gabriel Cowan

Growth is an un-watchable and overly CGI'ed snooze-fest that doesn't make sense and does a bad job of telling a story. The film's quality equals that of a SyFy original. The film unoriginal and uninspired. I am pretty sure they had reused models from the film Dreamcatcher. At least they were heavily influenced by the aliens in that film. This movie is worth skipping. It's not an amazing feat and is just another nu-horror feature that will get lost in network programming. 

The film is about an island that houses a strange type of genetically modified worm-things? They had an outbreak in the past and thought they had the worms under control. But they didn't. Some random's arrive to the island and it is unclear who the main character is. They spend a good amount of time building relationships with characters that end up being irrelevant. They find out that these strange worm things inhabit peoples bodies and gives them enhanced senses, invulnerability, super strength, and super-speed. It isn't until late in the film that we figure out who the main characters are. It's pretty abysmal. 

Somehow this movie apparently had over 150 CGI 3D shots. It might have been great in the theater with those stupid glasses on your face. However, in your home. On your screen. This movie looks like garbage. I am talking Uwe Boll,

House of the Dead

bad. Someone gave these guys $300,000 to make this! 

I don't recommend this movie to anyone. Just skip it. It's not fantastic. It's not memorable. It's just another modern filler picture. Just filling space. You can watch a similar movie that is actually fantastic if you check out Slither. It's funny and gory, it has a good story and good actors. It's not this. 


Gabriel Cowan




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This was filmed in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. They even used some Red One Cameras!