Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sand Serpents (2009)

Sand Serpents (2009) Dir. by Jeff Renfroe

A small group of Marines in the Afghan Desert are forced to fight giant serpents and the Taliban at the same time.

OK, so the movie has a bunch of unknowns directed by another unknown, and with plot/creatures taken directly from a Dune meets Tremors head on collision. Desperate Housewives frequenter Jason Gedrick leads the cast as they battle these massive beasts.

The plot is kinda ridiculous and by that I mean it doesn't really have much of a plot at all. The serpents look more like worms, and they prove to usually be more helpful than harmful to the core cast for most of the film. They eat more Taliban than the Marines can shoot.

The movie is fun, but not as good as other Syfy Original Films. I was kinda letdown by my first choice for Syfy week.

Entertainment Value: 5/10 Giant Worms
Cinematic Value: 3/10 Giant Worms

1 comment:

TheGirlWhoLovesHorror said...

I caught about two minutes of this in the middle and changed the channel! The "serpent" CG actually wasn't that bad... we've seen much worse from SyFy.