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Tsunambee (2017) Movie Review

Ever since my parents introduced me to King Kong and Godzilla as a small child, I have always loved creature features. No matter the budget, if its got a creature in it, there is a good chance that I want to watch it. A few days ago I saw the trailer for Tsunambee and thought it looked like a fun and cheesy good time. Check out the trailer for Tsunambee and then read on for my thoughts!

Tsunambee is the latest film from writer/director Milko Davis (Raiders of the Damned 2007). The film stars Stacy Pederson (Eat 2014), Ruselis Aumeen Perry (Z/Rex: The Jurassic Dead 2017), Shale Le Page (Monster Force Zero 2017), Maria DeCoste, Thea Saccoliti, Charlie Aligaen, and Jeff Pederson.

Synopsis:

After atmospheric catastrophes send Los Angeles into chaos, three groups of survivors who escaped the city must put aside their differences to face a series of apocalyptic events. As they learn to work together they are faced with an even greater nightmare, giant gravity swells that contain thousands of giant killer bees, intent on ushering in the end of the world.

When I started this movie, I hoped it would be, at the very least, good cheesy fun. Boy was I in for disappointment. Tsunambee is a film that takes itself too seriously for the ridiculous subject matter. It spends far too much of its running time on the survivors arguing and not enough time on creature action. The film has a hard time trying to figure out what it wants to be: A creature feature, a zombie film, or a religious thriller. It winds up failing at all three and becomes a muddle incoherent mixture of them all with the zombie and bees being completely underutilized.

The film also tries to make you care about the characters but they are all very stereotypical and paper thin. Plus the ending tries to give the film meaning but comes off completely ridiculous. The epilogue manages to be pretty fun but it comes far too late to save the film. That being said if they made a sequel that picked up where the epilogue left off, I would be interested in checking it out.

Final Thoughts

Tsunambee is a low budget creature feature that fail to deliver the creature action or cheesy humor I expected in a film of this type. It struggles with what it wants to be and just winds up becoming a jumbled mess of a film. If you feel the need to check out every creature feature you come across, then by all means check it out, otherwise I can’t really recommend it.

About Charlie Cargile

Central Illinois based film journalist. Lover of cinema of all varieties but in love with films with an independent spirit. Elder Emo. Cat Dad. Metalhead.

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