I added "The Ranger" straight to my watchlist, because I instantly liked the premise of a psychopathic National Park Ranger. Some of the best slashers of the 1980s took place in the backwoods, but the killers were always toothless rednecks or cannibalistic inbred families, so this could have been an interesting and original new angle, especially because the film (like so many others nowadays) supposedly also takes place in the 80s. But alas, "The Ranger" never fully lives up to its potential despite the cool titular killer and an adequate performance by Jeremy Holm, and that's principally because co-writer/director Jenn Wexler is seemingly more interested in a bunch of pathetic punkers and atrocious loud music than in atmosphere or scenery. Running from the police after an idiotic and unnecessary incident at a punk club, five vexatious teenagers seek shelter in a cabin in the middle of a National Park. One of them, the introvert Chelsea, spent much of her childhood vacations here with her uncle, and her own dark secrets from the past gradually come back to the surface. Meanwhile, the psychopathic Park Ranger ensures that Chelsea's disrespectful and arrogant friends receive the excruciatingly painful deaths they deserve. "The Ranger" is a textbook and thus unmemorable slasher that sadly doesn't make proper use of the locations, the villain, the numerous potential slash-methods or the 80s setting. The grim film poster remains by far the best asset of the entire production.
The Ranger (2018) 720p YIFY Movie
The Ranger (2018)
The Ranger is a movie starring Chloe Levine, Jeremy Holm, and Granit Lahu. Teen punks, on the run from the cops and hiding out in the woods, come up against the local authority - an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.
IMDB: 5.52 Likes
- Genre: Horror |
- Quality: 720p
- Size: 683.78M
- Resolution: 1280*800 / 23.976 fpsfps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 77
- IMDB Rating: 5.5/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 20 / 83
The Synopsis for The Ranger (2018) 720p
Teen punks, on the run from the cops and hiding out in the woods, come up against the local authority - an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.
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The Reviews for The Ranger (2018) 720p
Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but irritating punk kids!Reviewed byCoventryVote: 4/10
Hanging out with her punk friends, a troubled teen and her friends go on the run to a remote cabin in the woods following an accident, and while they begin trashing the area a psychotic forest ranger aware of their situation begins stalking them through the woods forcing them to get away.
For the most part, this one was quite a decent and enjoyable effort. Part of that fun is the fact that this one really goes out to make the central group a product of their environment. The opening scenes of them in their underground clubs, doing drugs and basically living by their own rules which sets them up as for what kind of group we're going to follow which might not be the warmest and most endearing but strikes this as appropriate for the type of feature told here. That, in turn, brings the film's fine slasher setpieces to make more of an impact. The initial sequence of the group partying and then witnessing the one getting shot which sends the whole group into panic and scattered throughout the woods hoping to get help starts this on a fine note, the trap with the one victim getting caught in the woods with the animals as well as the fine ambush in the convenience store which is a solid stalking scene overall. This nicely sets the stage for the solid finale where the chase becomes quite enjoyable as the drugged victim turns the tables on the killer and begins a somewhat enjoyable chase through the compound leading into the brutal confrontation that offers up a solid finale overall. Combined with the practical effects work for the kills, these here hold this up over it's few minor flaws. Among the few flaws to be had here is the rather troublesome antics of the group which makes it somewhat hard to side with them in their plight. Despite the fine work it does in setting up their plight and living conditions, that it paints them as self-centered, belligerent and basically living by their own rules as rude as possible. The disrespect for authority or other people's property thinking that they own everything around without any kind of consequences just makes it nearly impossible to side with them as they start to get attacked as despite her best efforts to bring a sense of grounded reality to everything. As well, the other big flaw to be had is the low number of kills here since the central group is so small it doesn't really offer much in that regard. This one keeps the body count to a minimum here so it's really hard to get all that excited at it that you would be for some other similar slashers, so although it has fun with the setup involved there's still some issues with it.
Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language and continuous drug use.
Being a fan of classic slashers such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Ranger was definitely right up my alley. It takes a minute to build up, much like 80s classic The Burning, but once it does it delivers the goods, again much like the aforementioned, especially towards the end. The movie is FUN, plain and simple. The writing is very flawed at times but the actors do a great job delivering. The lead and the killer especially. The killer by the way is HILLARIOUS and menacing at the same time. Much akin to a certain Christmas sweater wearing baddie we know. You find times to root for him while also rooting for the victims, again especially with the lead. I left this movie feeling highly satisfied. Could the writing and dialogue have been better at times? Yes. And could the rest of the punk kids aside from the lead have been less than your basic vanilla punks who hate authority and go way out of there way to prove it? Yes, but all in all if your looking for a fun slasher that I dare say is way better than Friday the 13th, look this way.