9 January 2004 | claudio_carvalho
A Bad Clone of Godzila and ET With Poor Special Effects and Terrible Story
In a small island in Polynesia, the widow biologist Jack Ellway (Adam Baldwin) is developing some type of marine research. Meanwhile, some locals have disappeared and pretty soon, Jack realizes that a family of mutants lizards have escaped from an opening in the bottom of the ocean and the male (`father') is trying to rescue its family. Jack and some other scientists give their best effort to save the animals and return them to their environment. Wow, I did not believe in the rating of IMDB and have decided to check this movie. It is indeed a crap, being cheesy and corny. The monsters are clones of Godzila, and the baby lizard has the eyes of ET, recalling Sean Young's 1985 `Baby... Secret of the Lost Legend'. The story has some very ridiculous points. For example, when the marines are called to save the locals from the lizards. The marines basically destroy the island with their weapons, while the poor animal is only trying to gather its family. Therefore, the marines are indeed the greater menace for the persons and their possessions. When some soldiers are smashed by the foot or bitten by its teeth, nobody feels sorry for their deaths; however, when the female dies, there are many tears. Maybe children may like this predictable story. My vote is four.