Sunday, 5 February 2012

Mandrake (2010)


Mandrake is the story of an archaeological expedition going wrong when the removal of an artefact awakens a monster, the monster in this case being a sort of plant like creature that can move at speed and kill with its roots and branches.

A film like this depends entirely on its effects to sell the story and here they are reasonably effective. While the monster itself is quite obviously CGI the aftermath of an attack looks like physical blood.

The box says “A SyFy Premier Movie” which makes this a made-for-tv affair and nothing is too experimental, but it works.

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