Saturday, July 08, 2017

Movie review - "Blue Monkey" (1987) **

A Canadian knock off of Alien takes a while to get going - the first half hour feels like uninspired TV with some old codger whisked off to hospital because he's not well. Then a creature comes out of him and runs rampant in the hospital.

I wish they'd gone the creepy tone from the get go... the film took a long time to warm up. Also I couldn't help but laugh at some of the cast - Steve Railsback and John Vernon play it straight but they've done that too often in comedies (Vernon anyway) it was hard to take it seriously.

There's some kids running around and comic relief. The movie never quite seems to get it's tone right. It's okay but is too competent to be insane fun and too polite to be really scary.

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