With Billy Warlock, Jim Thorburn, Kiara Hunter
It appears that this movie might have cost quite a lot, but a good film isn’t all about the money. I think this would have been a much better film if all the illusions, military shots, and the weird CIA sub-plot were all cut out. Greater focus on the main plot would have provided scope for improved attention to consistency and quality: maybe even achieving some tension.
Story – 1.5
I was buying the plot until Cindy turned up.
Direction (incl cinematography) – 1
Some nice shots, but also some very cheap ones. It would have been handy if the director had made a decision about the actual form that the critter would take: blistery parasite, or million-tentacle thingy, or infinitely long tentacle thingy. And how many are there? Too many unexplained inconsistencies.
Acting – 1
As is so often the case, there is a huge variety of acting skill in this cast. Mostly very terrible though.
Set – 4.5
Lx & sound – 4
Music – 2.5
Some nice ideas and moments in the music, but overall, the repetition and failure to ebb/flow (as it were) was very annoying before even the opening credits had finished. Some nice brief moments within the film though.
Special effects (incl stunts) – 2
Engagement – 2