Kraken - Tentacles of the Deep
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Special Feature(s) include: "Secrets of the Deep" Featurette; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound; DTS; Widescreen
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(KRAKEN was filmed in Bulgaria and Canada, according to the end credits.)
But these Greek artifacts are guarded by a Giant Squid! And he's traveled all over the globe, over the course of millennia (or his ancestors had?) to protect these artifacts. Giant Squid kills anyone on a boat who even comes near his Greek treasure.
Luckily, this tall, brawny hero guy (whose parents were killed by Giant Squid when he was a young lad) joins PhD Bikini Girl. He doesn't want the Greek artifacts -- he wants vengeance on the Squid!
I emphasize that's he's tall and brawny, because his role is that of a rather wimpy guy. Brawny Hero stands idly by as the Villain menaces PhD Bikini Girl. Brawny Hero is clearly miscast.
That's typical of KRAKEN. ALL of the acting and writing are awful.
The Villain is ... some rich guy. He dresses all in black, and barks villainous commands to his underlings like, "I don't want any slip-ups!"
Villain limps with a cane, making him all the more sinister. He tries to pressure PhD Bikini Girl to join forces and share the Greek treasures with him. "I have the money. You have the brains. We'd make a great team!"
Villain is accompanied by black-clad underlings, including a Lara Croft type woman in a black leather jacket, and black ponytail. Her "look" resembles Martine Beswick in that early James Bond film ... THUNDERBALL?
This Evil Underling Girl NEVER says a word. She just nods. Can this actress speak? Is she mute?Read more ›
If the treasure is found, it could validate a theory that a certain myth has a basis in fact. But if the photographer is right then there is a very large giant squid in the area and it is willing to go on the attack. Now we have four forces, two good (photographer and archeologist) and two bad (criminal and squid) and a treasure in the middle. How it all works out is up to the viewer to discover.
This movie was in production right when the first live giant squid was caught. The first picture of a live one actually supports the predatory behavior of this one. There are a lot of small references to Jaws and some other fun moments. The special effects were well coordinated and batter than in many movies. The extras were interesting although it was funny to hear them using a different film title. All in all a pretty good little film and a very good sea monster story. Check it out.
While the BC locations are great and the squid looks pretty good for low-budget CGI, the acting of the protagonists is too flat and the villain is overly cartoony. Fitness model Pratt comes off as a more buff Kate Hudson, but doesn’t do much for me. Michal Yannai as Sally is equally blasé. The stunning Nicole McKay is on hand as the heavy’s babe for all of 20 seconds. I realize a lot of work went into making this movie and it’s worthwhile if you favor Pratt, O’Connell or sea monster flicks, but it’s just overall too prosaic.
The movie runs almost 90 minutes and was shot in Britannia Beach, Squamish & Vancouver, British Columbia.
GRADE: C- (or a weak 3/5 Stars)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great movie cant wait to watch and add to my collection-really good price-Victoria Pratt is a really good Canadian actress-happy custormerPublished on January 20, 2014 by daniel koper
Thrilling underwater action! I'm being sarcastic. Ray lost his parents to Tentacles of the Deep (or TotD) when he was a child. Read morePublished on April 16, 2013 by walletboyniac
Okay I rented this,This is your typical sci fi movie its a bomb!Personally the best part was victoria pratt in a bikini other then that phew!Published on July 25, 2012 by d dalton
This is a great movie that I
saw.It has gore,creature
most important thing a kinda
happy ending. Read more
a good movie if you like creature features this is a good one to put in your collection good acting and good actionPublished on September 20, 2009 by David D. Arnold Jr.
I wasn't expecting much from this movie, so it was no big surprise that it had the distinct aroma of months old, sun-baked chum. Read morePublished on May 18, 2009 by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein
This Story has been done Way To many Times. The Beast, Creature, Octopuss and countless others have the same theme. Read morePublished on June 2, 2008 by Trevor Merris
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