R-Point (2006)

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A squad of soldiers are sent to “R-Point” where a platoon of soldiers went missing six months earlier to try and ascertain what happened and rescue any survivors.

R-Point is another Predator clone with ghosts instead of a sense of humour. It goes through all the usual motions as the protagonists receive mysterious transmissions, sight ghostly figures and trip over corpses on a regular basis as one by one they are picked off by an unseen force right through to the rent-a-twist conclusion. The setting of the Vietnam war gives its J-horror sensibilities a slightly different spin, but there have been plenty of haunted soldier films and this has little to differentiate it from any of them.

Solidly directed, shot and acted but its all so generic it ultimately adds up to nothing but a case of “So what?”.

5/10

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