Movie Review – Behemoth (2011)

Behemoth (2011)Scientists discover a giant creature under the Earth that is wrapped around the entire planet. When the creature wakes all grumpy, it causes worldwide destruction.

Director: David Hogan
Writer: Rachelle S. Howie
Stars: Ed Quinn, Pascale Hutton and Cindy Busby

A rash of earth tremors and mysterious deaths have the citizens of Ascension on the edge. Included in this cast of characters are geologist Emily Allington (Ginger Snaps: Unleashed) and government agent Jack Murray (Defying Gravity). An old professor, William Walsh, believes that the ravaged Earth has had enough and has called up a mythological beast to purge itself of mankind. Throw in a ton of geological terms and you pretty much have Behemoth directed by David Hogan.

This SyFy original is pretty much what you would expect. It is goofy and hokey with not much action and poorly done CGI. As expected, you hear much more about the creature than actually see it. While you scream to see the creature, those screams change quickly once you actually see the creature. You then go back to only wanting to hear about it again.

With the complaining out of the way, this film is not as bad as a lot of other SyFy originals have recently been. I was mildly entertained by this one, although I was laughing inside about the constant stupid decisions made by the characters. Perhaps it was the late night that I was having, or my soft spot for creature features, or maybe it was just good, but I was happy to be watching this movie. Yes the acting was questionable by many of the characters, but some roles were pretty solid. Ed Quinn and Pascale Hutton were more than suitable for their roles. You also had some nice eye candy to watch on the screen supplied by Cindy Busby and Jessica Parker Kennedy.

You are not exactly watching this movie for the award winning acting or story writing, so if you can get by the lameness of it, I think that you could somewhat enjoy this one. I know that I did.