Reviewed byjdgmblue-126-614398Vote: 3/10/10
There were four actors here that I recognized and they are very good,unfortunately this movie is not in their realm. The bear looks fake andthe story is slow in its predictability of where it is going of notliving up to something beyond the movie, the prophecy from 1979, onedifference, that movie was in a warm environment and the bear was verydeformed, but had a lower rating on this site that matches it. We allhave our tastes in what we feel is good, but do not over sell a moviethat is in the middle or in my sense below that, I love watchingmovies, that have a good story and move along in a good pace, this doesnot, like some say if you have nothing better to do, by all means watchit.
Reviewed byLeofwine_dracaVote: 2/10/10
I saw this boring B-movie under the title MANEATER and whichever titleyou give it, it's a real dog of a film. And that's coming from areviewer who can gain mild enjoyment from the usual kind of monsternonsense churned out by the likes of both the SyFy Channel and Asylum,so I feel like I've got some experience with the genre.
The story is about a group of researchers in Alaska who uncover anefarious government conspiracy style plot involving genetic testing onpolar bears, of all things. What this boils down to, somewhatinevitably, is seeing a bunch of has-been actors being chased by apolar bear. Said actors include the likes of James Remar, SherilynFenn, Graham Greene, and Ray Wise, all of whom look very tired andbored by the production. It's probably only the thought of their slimpay-cheque getting them through this.
By B-movie standards, MANEATER is a dull film. There's little in theway of genuine tension or horror and the action scenes are very badlystaged. The special effects are really poor as well so it's littlesurprise that the actors are menaced by the unseen for the most part.This is a truly terrible film though and even with a decent monster itwould have been poor.
Reviewed bySam WalkerVote: 1/10/10
Predictable cannon fodder
Yep, we have another Made in China run of the mill cliché inducingstereotypical predictable Hollywood piece of cloned bear crap.
But why, Sam, oh why do you say these things?!
Example 1: beautiful people are framed by a company man telling them"It's climate changes fault!" type of back story. This is for theviewer's benefit and we must take it as given because if we questionedthe company man and his marketing campaign we would realise that takingsuch a complex issue and condensing it into 20 seconds of monologueisn't strong enough, interesting enough or believable enough to createa goddam story we would want to pay attention to or even PAY TO WATCH!
Example 2: panicking lab coat science geek shouting over the tannoy forDr. Keller to stay out of NP2 but ooohhh no that crazy old Doc Kellerand his goofy sidekick, they're just opening up that NP2 door andKUBOOOOF!
Example 3: this surprised me. Annoying and overtly racist city guy sitsat the dinner table up there in the cold north with his beautifulfriends and the weather-beaten animal killing local hosts with whom heis engaging in witty repartee, and he does the usual thing: calls theInjun fella at the table an Injun fella and describes his people asfish on a stick types...you know where this is going. So obviously CityGuy loses any remaining shred of sympathy he probably never had. Thenative looks on, disgusted. That should be that. But no: the native guythen slips effortlessly into exactly the stereotypical role City Guyjust cast him in by telling some B.S. story about BIG MASSIVE BEARSthat his tribe FEAR. And the funny thing is, we the viewers know IT'S(sort of) TRUE! HAHAHA!!
And you get all of that in the first fifteen minutes. You want more,huh? THEN GO WATCH IT! WASTE YOUR OWN LIVES!
Global climate change prompts a scientific corporation to genetically modify Alaskan polar bears with horrific and deadly results.