Sunday, June 18, 2006

"Gargoyle" review

Gargoyle (2004)

Directed by Jim Wynorski
Writing credits Ion Ionescu A.G. Lawrence

Michael Paré .... Ty "Griff" Griffin
Sandra Hess .... Jennifer Wells
Fintan McKeown .... Father Nikolai Soren

The CIA has their hands full with a high profile kidnapping. Special Agent Gargoyle comes to the rescue. Anytime there was any trouble, a shootout on a rooftop for example, the Gargoyle would swoop down in the nick of time. He was a very patriotic monster. Here to serve. And eat lots of people. Soon the CIA will hunt it down as priests and Gargoyles do battle over the fate of the entire world. Exciting eh?

"Gargoyle" is a B-movie all the way. It throws in all the clichés it can. Car chases, spies, shootouts and a large computer generated Gargoyle. As these things go, "Gargoyle" wasn't too bad. It didn't make me want to kill myself. So that's a good thing. I was a little surprised that there wasn't any nudity. One of the CIA agents was a babe as was another doctor character. Agent Babe and Dr. Hot stuff. Clearly, this was the one B-movie element that was missing. The Gargoyle was flying around buck naked but it wasn't as satisfying.

SCORE: 1.5 out of 4 Gargoyles

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