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R-Point

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A squad of presumed-dead Korean infantrymen start sending distress signals over the radio. A platoon is sent to search their last known location (RPoint) and enters the treacherous zone like moths to a flame but, soon enough, they’re more like wasps trapped in jars once phantoms start harassing them.

The premise is nothing new (think of anything from Predator and Event Horizon to Death Watch and you’re on the right lines) but having heavily-armed soldiers indicates a promise of action to go along with the scares. Unfortunately, R-Point provides little of either, never developing sufficient tension or progressing beyond its one-line pitch – remaining more curious than horrifying. With the exception of some early humour and an interesting night shot in a graveyard, there’s no factor in the film that’s any better than mediocre. Little point is more like it.

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