Sunday, June 5, 2011

Maneater (2009)

One thing I always enjoy is movies about legends and lore, especially those from our Native American heritage. One of these tales can be found in the 2009 entry Maneater.

Plot/ A former FBI profiler, now a sheriff of a small town and a single parent of a high school aged daughter, begins to profile a series of unexplained murders only to learn that the monster he's profiling may be himself.

Call me a sucker, but I am all for movies that attempt to bring a modern spin on legends like the Wendigo. This shape shifter is one of my favorite parts of lore. This attempt is decent but in no way spectacular and is quite typical of the movies produced for the Sci Fi Channel. The plot is sound, but full of cliché (except a better ending than usual). The acting is average and there really is not a lot of gore, if fact, other than some early nudity, there is not much that is memorable. In the end, this is a respectable Creature Feature that is provides entertainment for 90 minutes. Is this one great, no way, but it is enjoyable none-the-less.

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