Friday, February 25, 2011
Everyone knows that made for sci-fi channel movies are terrible and, of course, so is this one. Even being produced by Roger Corman and featuring Eric Roberts doesn't help out very much. The main problem, as always, with these is the absurd, cartoony, SHREK-looking title monster which just reminds you of a ROGER RABBIT situation. Set in ancient Rome this one's basically a monster on the loose movie and for a subplot you get a sorta cheap-ass version of the movie GLADIATOR. Surprisingly there's a lot of blood for a TV movie. You get throat-slicing, heads ripped-off, a hand bitten off, multiple stabbings and various bloody bashings. I guess CGI-blood is perfectly acceptable for prime-time viewing. Don't waste your time.