Director: Tibor Takacs
Genre: Horror/Creature Feature
Rating: 2 bats
I really, really wanted to like this movie. On the surface it has so much going for it that I usually like – a nifty sea creature, diving, watery doom, hidden treasure, nasty bad guys. Unfortunately, it flopped.
Despite the fact that they did some very good underwater shots and the CGI and FX were decent, the movie lacked suspense and the bad guys were wooden and a little too ‘tee hee’. The hero annoyed the daylights out of me. He was like a demented, ever-smiling, entirely too feminine…Barney! Yes. He reminded me of that blasted, toothy purple monstrosity. Creepy and not in a good way.
The plot, if done better, could have made for a really good movie. Looking at the list of screenwriters on this one it’s not a surprise though – it’s the typical ‘too many hands in the pot’ problem where the plot and focus scatters to the nine hells.
Unless you’re so bored you’re tempted to remove your own eyeballs and roll them around on your table for fun – I’d take a pass on this one.