Thursday, September 2, 2010

Film Review: Burning Bright (2010)

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

-from William Blake’s “The Tyger”

The above is an excerpt from one of my favorite poems of all time, so when I heard they were making a film called Burning Bright a few years ago, I was pretty stoked. As time passed and I learned more about the project, things got…interesting. For one, the synopsis had me a little worried; it was basically about a young girl and her younger brother trapped inside a house with a killer tiger during the middle of a hurricane. Pretty silly-sounding, no? Secondly, it never got a proper theatrical release and was unceremoniously dumped on DVD a few weeks back. Another bad sign. However, I decided to give it the old college try anyway. I love tigers, I love Blake’s poem, I love nature-run-amuck films…how bad could it be? Well, while it certainly wasn’t terrible, it also wasn’t grrrrrrreat!


  1. LMAO I can't believe you said "it wasn't grrrrrreat." XD

    I'm anxiously awaiting to get this movie actually. It sounds like such a sick premise.

  2. Another bad sign: Briana Evigan is in it. Her track record isn't so great. Despite that I still watched it because the idea of a killer tiger in a house sounded too good to be true. It ended up being pretty disappointing, even with low expectations. Oh well.


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