Manticore (2005)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Horror  |  26 November 2005 (USA)
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Commandos in Iraq looking for terrorists find a man-eating monster instead.



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Credited cast:
Sgt. Baxter
Ashley Pierce
Cpl. Keats
Pvt. Sulley
Ortiz (as Jeff Lewis)
John Busey
Jonas Talkington ...
Michail Elenov ...
George Zlatarev ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pvt. Davis
Sargent Cohen
Vlado Mihailov ...


During Operation Iraqi Freedom, a US Army Squad is sent to a small Iraqi town to locate a missing news crew, only to find the residents of the town dead and a living weapon of mass destruction, a Manticore, awakened from its long slumber by a terrorist leader wanting to rid his land of the American invaders at any price. Written by GeneralEric

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Another Predator imitator
14 May 2007 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

The same story line has been used many times, and not just on these Sci-Fi channel assembly line quickies. This flick will certainly not alter the course of cinema, but it has its moments and is OK for a viewing when you haven't got anything else to do.

Military with enormous fire power in the wilderness somewhere: check. Closing in on enemy troops, but finding a monster instead: check. Obnoxious civilians (represented here by a loudmouth TV journalist): check. Shooting useless guns at the thing: check. Blood, gore, high body count: check. Religious zealot in love with the creature who preaches spiritual legends about it: check. The story lacks originality, but the acting is decent. One glaring problem is the animation and design of the creatures. They just don't look evil or scary enough, and their movements are not 3-dimensional.

However, this movie has a few well shot scenes, and the level of action rarely lags. The plot is illogical in places, but the movie can entertain if you turn your brain off.

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