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September 22, 2006
Friday Squid Blogging: "Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep"
A SciFi Channel movie, premiering tomorrow night.
Boy, does it look bad.
Posted on September 22, 2006 at 2:07 PM
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The question isn't, "Is it bad?"... it's... "Is it bad enough to be entertaining anyway?"
Not that I don't read them, but what's the reason behind the squid blogging? Some inside joke? Cephalapodophilia?
I, for one, welcome our new bad-science-fiction-film overlords.
Regardless of topic, original Sci-Fi movies are always bad, and unfortunately, not bad enough to be entertaining. Good sleeping aide though.
"The Kraken Wakes" by John Wyndham comes to mind - no 'undersea treasure' in that though.
I wonder sometimes... How can a channel that can fund and promote great series like the reincarnation of Battelstar Galactica do so poorly with movies? Was HBO this bad in the beginning?
Ah! Thanks. It is still sad that they want to produce low budget horror flicks. However, perhaps it isn't so bad. They could be producing low budget sci-fi flicks and then we'd be in real trouble. :)
Regardless of topic, original Sci-Fi movies are always bad, and unfortunately, not bad enough to be entertaining.
While mostly true, Painkiller Jane was not too bad (although the ending was a bit predictable), and Mammoth was actually very entertaining. It poked fun at a lot of other SciFi, and didn't take itself or the genre too seriously.
> Regardless of topic, original Sci-Fi movies are always bad, and unfortunately, not bad enough to be entertaining. Good sleeping aide though.
Really? Perhaps you're just trolling, but I'll take the bait. Here's a few randomly selected original screenplay sci-fi movies. Maybe they're not all favourites of yours, but they share quite a few awards between them:
2001: A Space Odyssey
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Truman Show
The Butterfly Effect
28 Days Later
The Fifth Element
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
@Roger: When Lars said "original Sci-Fi movies", I think he meant original (i.e., made-for-cable, not recycled from theaters) movies produced by the Sci-Fi Channel, not sci-fi movies with original scripts.
There are notable exceptions (http://www.scifi.com/dune_2k/) and that one with Bruce Campbell was right up his alley, but mostly too bad to endure.
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