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'Into the Grizzly Maze' takes weak swipe at nature-kills story

'Into the Grizzly Maze' takes weak swipe at nature-kills story

The makers of the bear rampage movie "Into the Grizzly Maze" couldn't have announced their influences more clearly if they'd named their movie "Claws": a small town terrorized, concerned citizens (James Marsden's ex-con prodigal son, Thomas Jane's eco-friendly deputy sheriff) torn over how best to combat a creature's wrath, and a feared, questionably sane Quint-like hunter (crazy-eyed Billy Bob Thornton, enjoying every silly threat he utters). The elements are there for an old-fashioned animal-as-serial-killer romp, just regrettably given a formulaic telling and poorly assembled by director David Hackl ("Saw V") to resemble a rushed TV...

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