Review – Bermuda Tentacles
Hi Guys! Thanks for checking out my Review of BERMUDA TENTACLES! The Plot for this TV Movie is quickly told. The President of the United States (John Savage) crashes in his Plane over the Bermuda Triangle. He is equipped with a Survival-Chamber, that sinks to the Ocean for a Rescue Team to pick him up. In order to do this Job, the Army sends their least obedient Soldiers and Linda Hamilton to save one of the most important Men in the World, the american President. Note the subliminal Plot-criticism?
Well, but on their Way to the President, they are attacked by giant Tentacles, coming up from the bottom of the Ocean. And if it wasn´t already weird enough, the President ends up being trapped by Aliens in a deep sea cave, hoping for th Navy Seals to save the Day.
Oh well, heavy Stuff. BERMUDA TENTACLES is one of the infamous Asylum/Syfy Tv Movies and definitely makes up to it´s name. But i don´t want to be too hard on it because it was one of the better Asylum Films that i´ve seen in a while. John Savage is one of the Highlights and he plays his Role as President pretty good. He so doesn´t look like a President with his super-long Hair but it´s solid Acting and that´s absolutely a Plus.
Not so sure about Linda Hamilton, because i felt like her acting was really mediocre with some failure phenomena every now and then. And it´s absolutely not my Intention to be mean because everyone ages but she looks like she´s approaching her 103rd Birthday. Really, i am not exaggerating. I am still shocked that she a.) took this Role and b.)that she took this Role and wasn´t even good in it. Really, i don´t know which Manager or consultant convinced her to take that Role, but she should fire him. At this Point, the only hope i have for her is that she scores a Role in a Tarantino Movie.
For Asylum, this is absolutely one of the better Movies and i am pretty sure it will be somewhat successful. There are two or three good Actors in it and some of the Effects with the Alien Lifeform towards the End are really good. But don´t be fooled…there are some other CGI Effects that looked like they were the Result of a bad fiver Gig or something like that. Keyword “Tentacles”. OH MY GOD. And it really amazes me that they weren´t able to make a better Job with them, because they are an important Element. It is as if the CGI were split up between two Special Effects Companies and while some are really decent, some others were plain gruesome.
I assume they spent all the Budget on Linda Hamilton and John Savage. The Storyline is really borderline and the continual disobedience of the Soldiers makes you really Angry at Times. There´s one Guy who ignores Linda Hamilton´s Orders to abort the Rescue Mission all the Time and Linda is like “mmhh, alright, whatever” and when he finally arrives back home with the President, she´s like cheering and smiling like a chipmunk with a thumb in her Nose. You know, she´s only the Admiral, which is something like the highest Rank in the Navy and everyone seems to ignore the little Lady with the grim Look. Actually, it´s hilarious but she doesn´t really radiate authority and that´s somehow sad because she is a good Actress and she could have played that Role a lot better. But i guess she wasn´t really motivated when she realized where she had gotten herself into.
Again, for a TV-Movie, it´s not a bad Flick for a boring Sunday but you really need to be very forgiving with the whole Thing. It´s a Freakshow and entertains because of the Schadenfreude that you feel while watching a bad Movie. You Laugh about the bad Effects, the bad Acting or the ludicrosities of the Script. But since Schadenfreude is some kind of a positive Feeling too, the Movie manages to entertain somehow. But there never was a Moment that is genuinely scary or thrilling. Makes me miss the times when my favorite Bad-Movie from my Childhood, THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE (1978) was aired on Sunday Mornings.
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