from the Abyss (1994)
|Creatures from the Abyss
(1994) AKA Plankton was shot on a budget of $250,000. Most of
that, I take it, went to the city of Miami for shooting the opening
sequences. The best part of the DVD is a mini interview with the
director, Massimiliano Cerchi. It is not that he says anything
interesting, it is that he obviously doesn't speak English, and
sometimes gives the canned phonetic answer to a question the
interviewer hasn't asked yet.
|Ann Wolf shows everything in
an undressing then a shower scene, and Loren de Palma shows
breasts in an undressing scene, and again in a sex scene
||We start off with a Gilligan's Island
premise. Five teenagers take off in a rubber boat, get caught in a
storm, and chance upon a derelict research vessel. What looks like
party time turns to terror as they discover that mutant fish who
ate radioactive plankton have taken over the boat, killed the crew,
and are after them.
If you were drunk enough, you might
be able to start a giggling fit over just how bad this film is.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 7.2 (6 votes - will come in around 3.5).
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is an F.
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