Attila – USA, 2013 – reviews

‘The world’s greatest warrior is back from the dead.’

Attila is a 2013 American action horror film directed by Emmanuel Itier (Scarecrow [2002]) from a screenplay co-written with Anthony C. Ferrante (director of Sharknado franchise; Hansel & Gretel; Boo). It stars Cheick Kongo, Chris Conrad and Mikayla S. Campbell.

When American soldiers inadvertently steal Attila the Hun’s secret to power, the staff of Moses, the wrath of the barbarian is awakened; the mummified warrior will stop at nothing to kill the intruders…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Itier is OK for these films that 14-year-old boys get all excited over, but I just don’t see many others taking them seriously in this type of fare. I know there’s a substantial market for this type of film and that’s cool; a film’s a film and all that. I just wish they could set a higher standard as they have it all there if they bothered.” Ed Blackadder, Influx magazine

“A few minutes of halfway interesting exposition yields a dull, meandering story with precious little critical insight, thematic relevance, character depth, or importance of any sort. It’s little more than an excuse to photograph actors playing army and selling that footage by invoking the name of Attila the Hun…” Martin Liebman, Blu-ray.com

 

“When I say it starts out stupid, I mean it.  The open credits start with Attila and the gang punching people amidst bone crunching sound effects and CGI blood splatter on the screen turning into titles, but I swear there were times Attila would swing and miss, but we would still get bone crunching sound effects and CGI blood splatter, and it would only get worse from there.” Christopher Armstead, Film Critics United [full review recommended]

“The fact that this movie features Attila the Hun as its main villain/monster really isn’t all that relevant. He could have been any other random zombie/mummy like creature and it wouldn’t have changed much about the story. The character never talks and has no personality. It’s just a guy behind a mask who’s fighting and running around and is doing nothing else.” Frank Veenstra, Boba_Fett1138

“The film feels like it was thrown together over a weekend, and none of the deaths are ever that convincing so even as a horror flick, this movie is terrible. We’re supposed to believe this military base has a basic chain-link fence surrounding it, and the best they can muster up is a late model Jeep and four guys to chase the creature down with?” Ashe Collins, The Cinefessions

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