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Stranded (Djinns) 

Directed by Hugues Martin and Sandra Martin (eOne)

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Set in Algeria during the 1960s, Stranded involves a group of French paratroopers dropped in the desert to investigate a plane crash and recover missing cargo. When Algerian rebels crash their party trying to obtain the same piece of equipment, sand demons known as djinns begin torturing the soldiers, inducing insanity in the crew. An interesting concept, the film falls flat due to an awkward plotline and lack of character development. Poor CGI only exacerbates problems as the mostly transparent djinn fail to evoke any fear. On first viewing it seems unusual the Martins didn’t just leave the special effects out as the actors fight the invisible monsters, but that would have just laid focus on the poor acting even further.

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