The title "Dog Soldiers" suggests a plot boasting both dogs and soldiers, and those who are a fan of either won't be disappointed by this pleasent little outing. A team of British soldiers are out on a standard training exercise in the middle of the British countryside only to find that they are being hunted by opponents not entirely human. Whilst coming to grips with the situation, the team comes up with a cunning and devious plan...get the hell out of there.
The plot is basic as should be expected with a horror comedy, but with Sean Pertwee's dead pan delivery of some fabulous one liners on top of the usual collection of gore and calamity, this is a film that beats most other bigger and better advertised films of the same genre. The fact that it is a British film also means that the jokes are actually funny without relying on crudeness, the guts actually look like guts and not high budget digital special effects and you don't have to wait until the end of the film for the fun to start.
This is a Blair Witch Project with a script...and a budget...and actors...and with something actually happening.
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