O@tM: Aquarium of the Dead (2021)

Stupid and obnoxious like all Asylum Films productions, but pretty entertaining in its own braindead way. Break out the popcorn!

You people remember Sharknado? It was a hoot, no? Not so much that we felt compelled to watch all the next gazillion Sharknado sequels as well but as a one-time experience it sure was funny enough. Well, the production company of Sharknado, Asylum, did it yet again. And again we’re dealing with sea-creatures. Only this time of the undead kind. And that’s pretty much all we need to know.

Some people’s kidz

Super stupid shit-for-brains scientists, veterinarians, tour guides, politicians, secretaries and other riff-raff versus various species of marine wildlife. And it doesn’t look good for the hoomanz, just sayin’.

They know. Oh do they know … in what kinda shitflick they are in. 😉

AotD gets is humour exactly from the dumb human cast, the horror itself politely takes a backseat while the “actors” are “acting” their little hearts out. None of them are convincing character players or funny comedians but the way they haplessly stumble thru the shitty screenplay made us giggle more often than the filmmakers intended.

See the “Terrifying and gory” quote on the poster? Obviously fake, else they would’ve named the publication from which they quoted. It couldn’t have been a film critic saying that, since AotD is neither terrifying nor gory. That they didn’t take themself seriously becomes apparent from little quips about Sharknado and one scene that reminded us of Alien. Oh, and that they made zombiefied starfish a real threat … pure comedy gold!

Although below our usual standard, we felt entertained. More for the novelty and hilariosity effect than for real quality. CGI bad, acting bad, continuity bad, production design bad, direction bad, everything bad … but weirdly charming.

Seal of quality? Hardly. 😐

On YouTube I didn’t find any reviews worth mentioning, so let me quickly show a trailer, ok?

What fun! 🙂

Ok, at the next opportunity we’re gonna watch Army of the Dead, Zack Snyder’s latest zombie slasher with Dave Bautista and hopefully lots of entertainment value and fun.

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