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Bermuda Tentacles

Bermuda Tentacles (2014) Movie Poster
  •  USA  •    •  89m  •    •  Directed by: Nick Lyon.  •  Starring: Trevor Donovan, Linda Hamilton, Mya, John Savage, Jamie Kennedy, Richard Whiten, Ricco Ross, Jeff Rector, Robert Blanche, Angelique Cinelu, Justin Cuomo, Luke White, Stephanie Cantu.  •  Music by: Chris Ridenhour.
        When Air Force One goes down over the Bermuda Triangle, the Navy sends its best rescue team. But in saving the president, the team uncovers a secret lurking on the bottom of the ocean, awakening a monster that threatens the entire eastern seaboard. The team warns those above to prepare for attack, but no one can be prepared to fight what they do not understand.


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Image from: Bermuda Tentacles (2014)
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Image from: Bermuda Tentacles (2014)
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RELEASED TO TV IN 2014 and directed by Nick Lyon, "Bermuda Tentacles" covers events in the Bermuda Triangle after the president of the USA (John Savage) is ejected from the doomed Air Force One on an escape pod. Linda Hamilton plays the admiral in charge of the military operation searching for the pod at the depths of the ocean. Unfortunately some kind of multi-tentacled life-form threatens the task. Trevor Donovan plays the risk-taking leader of the rescue team and Mýa Marie Harrison a lieutenant who joins the squad. Jamie Kennedy appears as the onboard scientist.

I saw the horrible reviews for this Asylum flick, which debuted on Syfy, so I was fully prepared for a real dog, like 2007's dull "30,000 Leagues Under the Sea," but "Bermuda Tentacles" is actually pretty decent for a TV sci-fihorror flick. This is an austere military-oriented movie and the thrills are consistent from beginning to end. All the vessel scenes were shot on a real battleship. True, the CGI tentacles are cartoony, but anyone viewing a movie that debuts on Syfy expects that anyway.

What surprised me was that I thought this would be a movie about vessels combatting tentacled monsters. While there's a lot of this, particularly in the first act, the movie is more ambitious and opts for elements of movies like "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (1979), "AlienAliens" (19791986), "The Abyss" (1989), "Independence Day" (1996) and "The Core" (2003), albeit on a TV budget. There are some genuine wonder-inducing moments.

Being an action-based military-focused flick, don't expect any of the women to appear in alluring apparel. Curvy Mýa, for instance, appears in unflattering cammies from beginning to end, but she does a fine job and is likable.

THE MOVIE RUNS 89 minutes and was shot on USS Iowa BB-61, San Pedro, as well as Aviation Warehouse, El Mirage, and Studio 53, Burbank, California.

Review by Wuchak from the Internet Movie Database.