Poseidon Rex (US-2013; dir. Mark L. Lester) is, without a doubt, a B-monster pic, SyFy-style. That’s not necessarily bad. “B-movie” is not synonymous with “bad movie”. “Low budget movie”, yes. Generally formulaic? Sure. But they can be fun if you are able to adjust your expectations according the dollars available.
A small, secluded island off the coast of Belize suddenly finds itself terrorized by a deadly predator from the planet’s distant past, when deep-sea divers accidentally awaken an ancient evil. Jackson Slate and his team of underwater cave explorers unearth much more than long-lost Mayan treasure while plumbing the depths of a world famous blue hole. They disturb a creature that’s been hibernating for over 60,000 years—a rampaging behemoth of death and destruction not only at sea but also on land.
Unlikely. Dodgy FX. Stereotypical characters. But I’ll give it a go. I like the look of the trailer. I can lower my expectations enough — and who knows? It might surprise me. After all, its director, Mark L. Lester, has made some half-decent exploitation flicks in the past — Firestarter (1984), Commando (1985), the robotic teacher movie Class of 1999 (1990), Misbegotten (1998). Apparently Poseidon Rex is even getting a US theatrical release on 18 April.