Saturday, August 26, 2006

"Vicious" review

Vicious (2003)

Directed by Matt Green
Writing credits Matt Green Martin L. Kelley

Tom Savini.... Kane
Brian Bremer.... Doug
Melanie Parker.... Barbara
Bill Moseley.... Walace
Brinke Stevens.... Woman Camper

A monster is loose in the woods. It's yet another military experiment gone horribly wrong. This particular monster has Tom Savini as its handler. Four dolts head out into the woods for a compromised "Guy's weekend" and run afoul of this very cheap looking monster. More cheap shenanigans follow.

There are many things wrong with "Vicious". For starters, Brinke Stevens is completely wasted in a ten second cameo. It should have been at least thirty seconds. The two commandos who hunt down Savini look like wimps that even I could beat up. Savini is in this movie as an ex-military man whose one character trait is smoking cigars. That's all he does. Another scene, another cigar. He has turned me off smoking cigars for life. Thanks Mr. Savini for the anti-smoking ad.

On the plus side, "Vicious" does have a monster attacking idiots. The video box cover did not lie. It is an extremely cheap monster but a monster none the less. I was mildly entertained by it all. I don't know if it's worth renting but if you do take the plunge, it probably won't hurt you too much.

SCORE: 1.5 out of 4 cigar smoking Savinis

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