Sea Beast: Maneater Series
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Other reviewers have gone over the plot with a fine-toothed comb, so I won't spent the time telling you what you no-doubt have already read. I'll just say that as far as these types of movies go, this is one of the best. The people who made this movie actually cared about it and did their best with the limited budget they had.
The story is nothing special but neither is it as silly as most. There are a few scenes that were lifted almost whole from more famous movies (Jaws, Predator, Gremlins...)and instantly stand out, but probably not in the way the film makers had hoped. Also, I thought the ending was a little weak and contrived, but, again, not terrible for a movie of this type.
The acting for the most part is decent. One of the main characters has a little trouble expressing his dismay at finding a friend torn to pieces(maybe they should have given the poor guy a couple of more takes), but he is pretty much solid the rest of the movie. The girl who plays his daughter on the other hand is the worst of the bunch. However, every time she delivered a bit of stiff dialogue she seemed to follow it up with some vicious act against the creatures attacking her and her boyfriend (as if she were mad at herself for being such a bad actress). It made her character fun to watch compared to the way most women in these movies are potrayed.
The special effects were the best part for me. While certainly not as good as the big boys, you can tell alot of time and money was put into creating the creatures. They have a lot of detail, a unique design, and are matted fairly well against the actual footage, enough anyway so that it doesn't instantly take you out of the movie.Read more ›
In the days before Sci Fi started to mass produce/ buy any and all bad CGI creature of the week movies, this script could have been a contender. I was reminded of the original Tremors while watching it.
It's A welcome throwback to the B-movies of the fifties. A creature concept as close to something new as the genre allows. Budget awareness seems to have prevailed, the monster is given chameleon like abilities, sometimes its "invisible", but when it is visible it's detail is above par. The Sea Beast actually sees more screen time than The Relic (The Relic/Pet Semetary 2 )and that was made for theatrical release.
If your a fan of the genre this one is highly recommend.
All right, SOME people will disagree. SOME people think
Alright is HOW you spell All right... I think it's a combina-
tion of confusing already and altogether with the misspelt
song title "Feelin' Alright".
What's THAT got to do with reality and this movie? Absolutely
This particular movie is fairly-priced; well-produced; well-written;
ablely-acted; has acceptable SFX; and the ending was satisfying
Try it, and see for yourself.
great...or the acting is great and the effects are bad.
In this one...i would have to pick the great creature effects with so so acting. Ok the acting is not that bad...but when you have great visual for
creatures...the acting must be brough up a par, but in this case it could
only go as high as the quality of the actors could. Most of them did a good
job, but the script did not give them too much justice, and once in a while
the movie felted like other movies...run run run...wait wait wait ...panic panic panic....
But anyway, im pleased that this movie exist, caused with such great creature
effects possible, i can imagine future monster movies.... I hope they
improve the casting.
Good for a keeper
As the cover of the dvd would suggest, "Sea Beast" is another take on the well-worn "Jaws" theme. This one takes place in the Vancouver, BC, area (big surprise). The creature has the ability to appear nigh invisible and render its prey immobile. This may sound cartoonish, but the way it's explained by the requisite scientist makes it semi-believable.
Other than "Jaws," the plot borrows from other creature flicks like "Predator," "Gremlins" and "Godzilla ('98)." It's reminiscent of the latter film in that there's a mommy monster and a bunch of little tykes, just as ferocious.
What makes "Sea Beast" work is that the material is taken seriously and it has a quality cast, not to mention solid locations. The cast is highlighted by a strong male protagonist, Corin Nemec as Will Mckenna, Will's ditzy daughter, Carla, who can be ultra-violent when necessary (Miriam McDonald) and Will's female sidekick scientist, Arden (Camille Sullivan). Miriam possesses such a cuteness she's somehow just enjoyable to look at. Also, the creature effects (CGI) are well done. Not to mention it's very gorey, if you're into that.
There's not much else to say. If you like well-done creatures-on-the-loose TV flicks, "Sea Beast" provides well enough to satisfy. It's far from great but it delivers just enough to grant it a weak 4/5 Stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Okay, so I saw this before I bought it, so I knew what I was expecting. Yeah for Corin Nemec, throw popcorn at the screen the rest of the time. Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by K. Walker
this movie was one of the better of the maneater movies. Corin Nemec is one of my favorite actors and i loved him in this movie.Published on February 14, 2013 by Harmony Lenz
I don't feel like complaining about Christmas presents, so I'll keep this short.
The characters are generic, but would be alright. Except for something impotent... Read more
I was really not expecting much out of this movie. But to be honest it is not anywhere as bad as others in the maneater series. I did not mind it too bad.Published on October 27, 2012 by Thomas Brown
This nifty little mash-up of "Predator" and "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" and many other B-trope movies is imminently enjoyable if you can check your brain in at the door. Read morePublished on September 2, 2012 by THowerton
this is a good movie it
has gore,creature violence,
explosions,guns.and the most
important thing a good ending.
so just do good reviews please.
This movie was very disappointing. I bought it based on watching the action pre-views. The action pre-view is the only good part in this movie.Published on April 2, 2011 by PT
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