This was a special kind of bad. The kind where some of the right elements are in place, but they just can't get it together. For all the trouble they go to modernize and make sense of the story/engine, and also give some depth to characters, it's just a real jaw-droppingly weird-bad film.
While a solid entry to the series it feels more like a hallway than a big chapter in the story - it's taking us somewhere, but it's really just all set-up. Looking forward to revisiting the final in the series. John Hutcherson is the stand-out performance in this one, though everyone's pretty great.
This could be the most original holocaust film I've seen in a long time. By also making it a... horror/thriller-sort-of-thing it really gives us something we've NEVER seen before.
I love the idea of the "monsters" in this film just being a regular animal, but with the backdrop of the holocaust we completely get why they've gone savage and are acting the way they are.
This film is simple and wonderfully effective. It's brilliant, really.