Monday, May 3, 2010

Leviathan (1989)

3 / 5 May '10
Tagline: Welcome to your worst nightmare, welcome to Leviathan
Directed by: George P. Cosmatos
Written by: David Webb Peoples
Actors include: Peter Weller, Daniel Stern, Ernie Hudson
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Length: 98 minutes
Banned: Nope

Pretty silly clone of just about any sci-fi film you've seen but mainly it "borrows" from Alien and The Thing From Another World [The Thing]. The cast is mainly familiar, we have Peter Weller acting like a robot though I'm quite sure he's supposed to be human...his acting style is questionable at best. Also we have Ernie Hudson, Hector Elizondo and Daniel Stern too in the roles of miners who work undersea blowing up rocks to find silver. One of the divers finds an abandoned Russian ship which he pillages. It turns out the vodka has some sort of vampiric alien virus in it that infects most of the cast. It's pretty much an eye roller for the amount of "borrowing" that goes on, really nothing is even close to original. At least they bothered with a budget for the monster and effects and so forth, it's at least watchable. It's a shame they didn't do some more editing too because it was way too long and had tons of pointless scenes. Not as good as I'd hoped it would be but it's alright for the sort of thing that it is I suppose.

Availability:  On DVD

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