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 • 16 Comments

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Pat CahalanSeptember 22, 2006 4:33 PM

The question isn't, "Is it bad?"... it's... "Is it bad enough to be entertaining anyway?"

curiousSeptember 22, 2006 5:47 PM

Not that I don't read them, but what's the reason behind the squid blogging? Some inside joke? Cephalapodophilia?

LarsSeptember 22, 2006 5:55 PM

Regardless of topic, original Sci-Fi movies are always bad, and unfortunately, not bad enough to be entertaining. Good sleeping aide though.

StevenSeptember 25, 2006 12:09 AM

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?

StevenSeptember 25, 2006 10:28 AM

@Cole

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. :)

AndrewSSeptember 25, 2006 1:07 PM

Lars said:
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.

RogerSeptember 25, 2006 9:21 PM

@Lars:
> 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:
Gattaca
Brazil
Twelve Monkeys
Dark City
The Island
2001: A Space Odyssey
Donni Darko
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Truman Show
Alien
Cypher
The Butterfly Effect
28 Days Later
The Fifth Element
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Cocoon
Fantastic Voyage
Frequency
etc etc

jSeptember 26, 2006 5:37 AM

@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.

Matthew GressSeptember 29, 2006 11:06 AM

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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