MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,052 this week

Man-Thing (2005)

4.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.1/10 from 4,125 users  
Reviews: 85 user | 50 critic

Agents of an oil tycoon vanish while exploring a swamp marked for drilling. The local sheriff investigates and faces a Seminole legend come to life: Man-Thing, a shambling swamp-monster whose touch burns those who feel fear.

Director:

Writers:

(character),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 15 Feb 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 05 Jan 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 43 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 42 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Man-Thing" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Man-Thing (2005)

Man-Thing (2005) on IMDb 4.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Man-Thing.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Species II (1998)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Mykelti Williamson and Justin Lazard are a pair of astronauts who make the first successful manned mission to Mars. Lazard's character gets infected by an alien and slowly begins to mutate.... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen, Marg Helgenberger
Planet Terror (2007)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Josh Brolin
Beowulf (1999)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A sci-fi update of the famous 6th Century poem. In a beseiged land, Beowulf must battle against the hideous creature Grendel and his vengeance seeking mother.

Director: Graham Baker
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Rhona Mitra, Oliver Cotton
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A story of human colonists on Mars who must be rescued after becoming possessed by vengeful Martian ghosts.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Pam Grier
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set in a future-world vision of Tokyo where the police have been privatized and bitter self-mutilation is so casual that advertising is often specially geared to the "cutter" demographic, ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura
Stars: Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao, Yukihide Benny
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

The eight remaining survivors of a secret research facility barricade themselves away from a horde of ancient and deadly creatures.

Director: Gregory Connors
Stars: Tonia Renee, Bret Kennedy, Ozzie Devrish
Horror | Sci-Fi | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

Genetically-engineered Komodo dragons have become ginormous creatures hunting people on a remote tropical island. A small group of scientists must stop the dragons before they escape the island and destroy the rest of the world.

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Tim Abell, Melissa Brasselle, William Langlois
Chopping Mall (1986)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, Russell Todd
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

Directors: Ishirô Honda, Terry O. Morse
Stars: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kôchi
Species (1995)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A message from outer space contains instructions on how to modify human DNA.

Director: Roger Donaldson
Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen, Ben Kingsley
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Alice awakes in Raccoon City, only to find it has become infested with zombies and monsters. With the help of Jill Valentine and Carlos Olivera, Alice must find a way out of the city before it is destroyed by a nuclear missile.

Director: Alexander Witt
Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Eric Mabius
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

28th century soldier Mitch Hunter leads a fight against an army of underworld Mutants.

Director: Simon Hunter
Stars: Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Devon Aoki
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Patrick Thompson ...
Jake Schist (as Pat Thompson)
William Zappa ...
...
...
...
...
...
Cheryl Craig ...
Edit

Storyline

Bywater's native Seminole Indians believe the swamp will be bloodily revenged by its guardian spirit, a 'dark warrior', for its 'rape' by Frederic and son Jake Schist's oil-drilling, sold out by their own late chief Ted Sallis. The rig is illegally protested against by hot-head ecologists, who get blamed for vandalism on the site. New, outsider sheriff Kyle Williams suspects immediately local adolescent Billy James wasn't eaten during love-making there by a cayman but by a mysterious monster, which already made and soon makes new bloody victims in weird, inconsistent ways. Several people add to the danger. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When nature fights back! See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, grisly images, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

21 April 2005 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

Man-Thing  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD) | (Ontario)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of Val Mayerik (Brett Leonard, who was also the director) is a reference to the comic artist by the same name. Val Mayerik drew the early issues of the Man-Thing comic book as well as the even earlier appearances of the Man-Thing in the Fear comic book in the early 1970's. See more »

Quotes

Pete Horn: No man can stand against it alone. Something is out there... waiting.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Not that bad Sci-Fi Channel film
1 June 2006 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

"Man-Thing" is alright if you ignore it's comic book roots.

**SPOILERS**

Kyle Williams, (Matthew Le Nevez) the new sheriff of Bywater, a small town near a Louisiana bayou, is welcomed with a series of missing persons cases. When he gets a call about a protest at Frederic Schist's (Jack Thompson) oil rig, he is informed of Fred's standing in the community and how the citizens feel towards him. As he tries to get settles into the town, he learns from a school teacher, Terri Richards, (Rachael Taylor) about Fred's pillaging of the local Indian tribe. When Kyle begins to experience events that indicate the stories might be true, he and Terri work together to stop the creature's rampage.

The Good News: First of all, I have no knowledge whatsoever about the comic series this is based on, so that makes for an impartial viewing. With that said, one of the film's greatest strengths is the set-design. The swamp here is one of the creepiest locations for a film I've ever seen, with the long branches, moss dripping off everything, and the generally twisted design of the trees make for a some nice suspense-building. Two other important factors come into play with this as well: the fact that most of the time we are inside the swamp is late at night, which means that it's almost impossible to see five feet into the swamp with the mist that rises over the water, and there is an ever-present green-ish light coming from the swamp that makes it seem even more eerie than it has every right to be. I was really impressed with the location filming. It creates the appropriate suspense-filled atmosphere. There is also some great deaths in here which are nice and brutal, just the way it should be. We get an impalement with tree roots, and a chest mangled pretty bloodily. It's a pretty bloody film, with a fair amount of blood-splatter as well. The final assault is a pretty nice series of action set-pieces and other moves to keep it interesting until the end, which is a series of chases and escapes that will keep any action fan quite happy with the film. The title creature is a pretty nice creation, and while I don't know how similar it is to the comic, it's certainly original.

The Bad News: I know there are some out there who say that the creature isn't that close to the comic it's based on, but as I said before, I wouldn't know. It's pretty hard to miss the feedback saying that, so it must be a pretty big change for that to happen. Also, even though the creature is a nice overall concept, it's design is pretty weird. Not exactly one to strike fear in people's hearts. There was a repeated element in the film that really annoyed me: the scenes shot from the creatures POV. It works at first to get the viewer a little on ease, then it just becomes annoying. The use it too much for it to be an effective tactic. The beginning of the film is pretty slow as well, and it takes a while for the film to get going. It's hard to get the film to get to the point and tell the story.

The Final Verdict: If you can ignore the trappings of it's comic book roots, this one isn't that bad. A creepy setting and some great deaths make this one a little more watchable than most of the traditional Sci-Fi films, and fans of their films will find much to like here. Those more loyal to the comic will want to exercise caution with this one.

Rated R: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Brief Nudity and scenes of skinned animals


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
MARVEL, movie industry whore tapewormz-1
Straight to tv nategrey817
The DVD is a disappointment cropduster35
Worse than 'Howard The Duck' johnhbach1
Howard The Duck preg4810
DREAM-TEAM - my picks for actors as heros / villains A4vrKnight
Discuss Man-Thing (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page