Monday, February 9, 2015

Nymph (A.K.A Killer Mermaid)

Score: 2 Out Of 10

         I went in to this movie knowing it would not be good. I know you should not judge a book by it's cover but there are sometimes when you can just tell that a movie is going to suck. This was one of those times. "Nymph (2014)" was directed by Milan Todorovic and stars Kristina Klebe, Franco Nero and Natalie Burn. The movie is about a couple of girls who meet a man and decide to sail away to an island that is home to an old abandoned fort. Once they are there, they become stranded and something begins hunting them. To give you an idea of how bad this movie was, our main character is supposed to be a journalist yet she seemingly has no intuition of any kind whatsoever. This aspect of the film seems to be a metaphor for the entire rest of the film. It is a really nice idea, but it just does not seem to pan out at all. The acting is bad and the writing is all over the place. On the other hand, I have to admit the the cinematography was pretty good. This was a pretty gorgeous film.

       What is really sad is that this film does have a lot of good things going for it. They do not show you the "monster" until late in the film and there is a nice plot twist in there. The problem really is the overall presentation. The film as a whole just feels like a cookie cutter horror movie. I got the impression that the writer sat down, watched a bunch of horror movies and then came up with a formula for how to write his own horror movie. The end result is something that just feels generic and lame. The most eye rolling moment of the film was when the creepy old man warned our protagonists not to sail out to the island. See what I mean?

   The B-Movie Guy.

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