Poseidon Rex (2013)

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Poseidon Rex: Directed by Mark L. Lester. With Brian Krause, Anne McDaniels, Steven Helmkamp, Candice Nunes. A small, secluded island off the coast of Belize suddenly finds itself terrorized by a deadly predator from the planet’s distant past when deep sea divers accidentally awaken an ancient evil.

“Poseidon Rex is one of those movies where you can tell that you shouldnu0026#39;t be expecting much from it. Even when that was taken into account, from a personal perspective it was still a load of rubbish that only has some nice scenery and underwater shots going for it. The creature, who is basically a half-dinosaur and half sea-monster, is another entry in the long line of terrible-looking SyFy creatures. There is a complete lack of fluidity in movement, texture or anything convincing in the design, and the it isnu0026#39;t menacing either with its u0026quot;toweringu0026quot; presence most likely made possible by stilts. The scenes in which it appears in suffer from being hurriedly edited(in fact the whole movie looks rushed and murky-looking) and from having too much unintentional humour rather than genuine tension. The dialogue is at best trite and stilted, with the u0026quot;snappyu0026quot; banter marred by excessive cheesiness and wooden line delivery(the worst of them are absolute howlers). The story is very unexciting- with a fair amount of filler than could have been trimmed down or cut- and predictable stuff, anybody can smell the ending a mile off and any action comes across as heavy-handed and with overuse of fire-power. The characters are poorly developed and cardboard, they are just there and you donu0026#39;t know why, and some of them do some stupid things that make them even less easy to root for. The acting is very poor, with Brian Krauseu0026#39;s lead performance lacking any kind of charisma(reading of a very last-minute replacement, Corin Nemec would have been a much better choice if it werenu0026#39;t for his terrible accident) while on the other side of the spectrum the obligatory stereotypical villain is played in a u0026quot;hamming-it-upu0026quot; style thatu0026#39;s pretty embarrassing at times to watch. In conclusion, not the worst there is but it did come across personally as a rubbish movie- regardless of how low my expectations were- that should should be left uncovered. 2/10 Bethany Cox”


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