Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lizard Boy (2011)

Over the past couple of days, I have been doing some work on a new endeavor. Recently, I was chosen to become the editor of the Steelers101 website. As a Steelers fan, I have long wanted to work on a project centered on my favorite franchise. Now, it is hard to believe, but that has finally come to fruition. While I did neglect this page for a few days, I do not intend on that being a common practice, and plan on balancing things in a much better manner. To get back into the swing of things (and are caught up), the next review will be on the 2011 low budget creature feature, Lizard Boy.

Plot/ If you were a brilliant geneticist, working on a secret government genetic engineering project, and your fiancée dumped you because your sperm were not viable, what would you do to resolve your mid-life crisis? Dr. Gino Conti creates his own son by combining reptilian and human DNA, but discovers fatherhood an extraordinary challenge when his son's anger management issues include eating people.

With a name like Lizard Boy and stating on the box it was a throwback to classic creature features, you should already know what to expect. Guess what, that is exactly what this movie is. It is a modern, colorized classic piece of 1950s schlock. Unfortunately, it suffers with all of the problems in those plus more. In all, the acting was blah; the storyline uneven and jumpy, and the make-up effects were pure cheese. While I understand that this is a low to no budget flick, there was a lot of room for improvement. Honestly, Sci-Fi Channel originals have more of a bite. Check out if you want, but be warned.

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