El monstro del mar! (2010)

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El monstro del mar! (2010)
Director: Stuart Simpson
Where to get it: Breaking Glass Pictures

Three gorgeous but deadly hired killers, Beretta, Blondie and Snowball, hole up in a small beachside community to keep a low profile. But this town has a dark secret. The local old sea baron, Joseph tries desperately to warn them to never go into the water. but these crazy vixens listen to no one. So the Kraken awakes! Now along with Joseph and his beautiful granddaughter, Hannah, they must fight for their lives against the furious creature of the deep as the sea rises in a tidal wave of blood.

I would be tempted to toss extra points to this movie based on it’s style alone. I dug how the movie started off with three crazy women dressed as pin-up models, as the film is introduced to us in black and white. However once we get a glimpse of how crazy these girls are, the film cuts to color. So the “throwback” look only lasts for so long. From there  things do stay pretty interesting. As our female friends run into another girl, a 17 year old named Hannah, and her disabled grandfather, other issues are brought forth. Now these issues are pretty far fetched, but they are fun none the less. But a few things do stick out a bit once this happens.

For one, after seeing how horrible these women are, you can’t really get behind them once the film’s REAL trouble pops up. I guess the people behind the film were counting on the ladies and their cool factor to make us forget how terrible they actually are in the thick of things. But that didn’t work and I could care less if they bit the dust later on or not. You do care about Hannah and her grandfather. So, the film does keep you in with those two very interesting characters. When you take everything into account, the main thing I found good about this film was how it doesn’t play it hand too quick. It’s not as much a slow build as it is just making you wait with anticipation to the big reveal later on. It’s got it’s good and bad, but ultimately I found the film mostly fun and harmless.


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Chuck Conry

Chuck Conry has been doing this for ten years! He does reviews, podcasts, and makes indie movies. The jury may still be out on if he does any of those things well.