Saturday, July 29, 2006

"Deep Evil" review

Deep Evil (2004)

Directed by Pat Williams
Writing credits Kevin Gendreau Keith Shaw

Lorenzo Lamas.... Trainor
Ona Grauer.... Dr. Cole
Adam Harrington.... Major Michael Ross
Lindsay Maxwell.... Trish

"Deep Evil" is yet another alien in a lab movie. I've only seen about a hundred of these flicks. What's one more? Lamas and friends are sent to secure the aforementioned lab. It is there that they will meet their B-movie destiny. Apparently those crazy scientists have done it again and cloned an alien to turn it into some kind of super weapon. The Lamas gang will have to use all of their military training and hardware if they want to leave this lab alive.Sounds pretty standard doesn't it? There's one big problem though. Two words: Alien Water. They made an alien water monster? No, no, no, oh no...

Yes, it's true. "Deep Evil" manages to be one of the lamest alien in a lab movies I've ever seen. That's a bold statement. So the scientists thought it would be pretty cool if they could make a water monster. They got a couple of drops from outer space and started playing around with it. That might have been a good idea for the scientists but why did the filmmakers think it was worth anything? A water monster? Are you kidding me? How lame can you get? There are actually scenes of the soldiers shooting puddles of water. If that's not a recipe for disaster, I don't know what is.

Soon the filmmakers realize their error and try to make up for it by actually having some monsters in their monster movie. First they spring for some water spiders and then they actually splurge and whip out some aliens. Unfortunately, it all comes too late. "Deep Evil" had already passed the point of disaster by the time the aliens came out to play. This is one alien in a lab flick that needs to be skipped.

SCORE: 1 out of 4 alien puddle monsters

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