Krista Allen, James Brolin, Duane Whitaker, Joanna Pacula and Cole S. McKay
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Graphic Lanuage, Graphic Violence, Nudity and the Other Shoe Climax
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A ship comes across a huge ship just floating in the middle of the ocean. It doesn't appear on the radar and no one knows
what's on board. They decide to check it out, looking for survivors and salvage.
What they find is a lost treasures of the Aztecs. Gold like they have never seen before. Delgado, a member of the crew
decides that all this gold can't go to the company they work for that he should have a priceless keepsake for himself. He
takes the reptile statue, it zaps him and before long he goes under a monsterous transformation.
While the crew waits, the away team is stalked and killed one by one by a creature that was once their shipmate.
I hate to say this, speaking as a man and all. But there was way too much nudity in this film. This has got to be some
kind of record for nudity in a non-porno flick. There has got to be twenty to thirty minutes just for nudity. The creature
effects were okay, for a snakeman. But as per the norm with anyone connected to Roger Cormen, they don't do their "RESEARCH".
If you want to talk about something as widely known as the Aztec Gods, you don't use your imagination, you go with the facts.
Fact, Quetzalcoatl is the winged snake God, some versions have him with legs, but with wings, where are the wings? Second,
they misspelled Quetzalcoatl. Look it up! Lastly, the acting was worse then some pornos in places and then comes the OTHER
SHOE ENDING. Some might ask, what is the "Other shoe ending". It's this, the monster is dead, someone escapes
alive. Then the other shoe drops turning a happy ending into a bad ending. In this case it was this, stop reading if you
don't really want to know. Second Mate Johnson sets the monster ablaze, she leaps out as the ship explodes behind her. Her
ship searches for her for hours and finds her on board a piece of wood (ala Titanic) and a close up shows that she is transforming.
That makes no sense, she out of all people know not to touch the snake statue, she never touched the snake statue. Why is
this happening, it makes no sense, it's stupid. That's why I give this good movie with a majorly stupid ending the NOOSE!
Why do these morons who make these kind of movies think that it has to have a bad ending to leave it open? Hmm? No matter
how stupid they have to make it. This is how I would have done it, take notes future filmmakers. Johnson is rescued and
is still human. Fade out, fade in, under the ocean, the sunken ship. Sinking out have put the fire out before it could get
to the cargo hold. We pan through the treasures until we reach the snake statue, which is undamaged and the eyes are glowing.
That's how you keep a movie open and not look STUPID!!!! I disagree about the nudity, but that's just me. I also give this
major mess of a climax the NOOSE!
ON THE POSTIVE SIDE (+ HITS):
+ CREATURE EFFECTS (The creature was cool, even if it was wrong.)
+ CAST (The cast did a good job, for the most part.)
+ T & A (If you like lots of nudity in your movie and little story, then this is the movie for you.)
ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE(- MISSES):
- ACTING (Some of the acting was pretty bad at places.)
- TOO MUCH NUDITY (Considering this isn't an adult movie, the nudity seemed more like filler to a weak story.)
- QUETZALCOATL (Quetzalcoatl is a winged snake, not a snake man with no wings.)
- WINGS (Where was Quetzalcoatl's wings?)
- MISPELLED WORD (They misspelled Quetzalcoatl. Do some freakin' research!)
- OTHER SHOE ENDING (The last survivor leaps to safety just to come the next Quetzalcoatl monster. That makes no sense, how
could that happen?)