It even goes a bit further on the negative kind. However, little of the plot makes sense. And now that I have seen it, I sit here with somewhat of a feeling of having just sat through a late 80's - early 90's horror movie. It has an SyFy or The Asylum overlook. And I doubt that it is a movie that I will ever be sitting down with for a second watching. And my interest was heightened when I saw that Brian Yuzna was behind this movie.
Poor decision making on the part of the characters. The story is pretty vague. The digital effects are generally poor but the acting is even worse, with Janna Fassaert in particular failing to convince. The 3D works now and then rather good and it does work throughout the whole movie. C'mon a little acting workshop could have helped the actors. And the second part that worked well for the movie was the creature itself.
Story: Marine biologist Skylar Shane hires an expat charter boat captain, Jack Bowman, to help her find prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea. If you watch it 2D you never will have the feeling that some shot were done for 3D. On part of the 3D that was okay. One by one, people are being attacked and pulled off the platform or being bitten in half and eventually the creature rises out of the water completely and makes its way onto the platform and we see that it is some kind of prehistoric marine scorpion. Marine biologist Skylar Shane hires an expat charter boat captain, Jack Bowman, to help her find prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea.
Synopsis Marine biologist Skylar Shane hires an expat charter boat captain, Jack Bowman, to help her find prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea. It gives a very good scary premise because it creates an impression that they are far away to ask for rescue. Reviewed by trashgang 6 When I saw this at my local shop I bought it for two reasons, it was very cheap for being a real 3D but most of all it was the new Brian Yuzna flick. In the middle of an eerie, violent storm, the animus inside Tamal grows stronger, calling for the ancient creature of his nightmares. Faaaaar from it, pretty much all goes down the drain once you get a look at the sea-creature itself! I don't think they're scared enough.
The matching attributes are highlighted in bold. There's something wrong with this movie i just can't figure out which one is the worst. She empathizes with the boy, who reminds her of her lost daughter, Rebecca, and is determined to help him, not knowing what lurks beneath the dark inky water, waiting to surface. Now Skylar and Jack must battle the terror - once locked deep in the abyss by. I don't think it needs to be done in 3D. Maybe the best thing was the start of the movie with the couple going for a swim, that delivered some good moments. My advice, look harder, you will find something out there you will like.
What more to say, dialogue are pretty funny and they are meant to be that way, so one point here! It didn't seem like it was from 2010 at all. Parts of this didn't even make any sense. I get drawn in by these big bug or weird monster movies thinking that each one I see might be an improvement on the last, yet I'm let down each and every time. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about danger, deadly, escapades, deadly creature, supernatural, ocean or sea and heroes mostly in Thriller, Action and Horror genres. I can dig the settings but I wasn't satisfied with the gore or horror. Tamal, an orphan sold into servitude on the fishing platform by his uncle, a 'Dukun' sorcerer and master of black magic shaman, begs Skylar to take him away.
This movie was a good view. This summons some kind of deep sea creature who rises out of the water and as Tamal just lays there crying, the creature lays it's tail across her. Shark Night 3D 2011 for example was only in 3D when there was action of the shark. Now, one of the two things the movie did have working in its favor, was that it worked well at building up suspense. Plot: deadly creature, supernatural, danger, deadly, ocean or sea, curses spells and rituals, escapades, monster, giant creature, prehistoric creature, creature feature, legend, female scientist, sorcerer, imaginary, gory, sea, fishing, water, smuggler, boat, creature, death of brother, blood, knife.
Amphibious is a mess of a movie, but has some decent points, most notably a not-too-bad creature. The movie is good enough for a single watching, then it is bagged, tagged and forgotten. Since the child reminds Skyler of her lost daughter Rebecca, she agrees, not knowing what secret is lurking in the water. There is some sub-plots about Tamal, about children being held against their will as work slaves and such, but there never really was a greater red line throughout the movie. I knew him from the follow-ups of the Reanimator franchise so I knew he could make some gory flicks. They most likely shot it in a lot of different places. Most of the action takes place on a large ramshackle fishing platform somewhere off the coast of Indonesia and there is some kind of child forced labour situation going on as most of the work is being done by a handful of male teens, who get beaten and threatened regularly.