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Former Marine Tim Nolan has been kidnapped with three convicts, transported to a deserted island and forced to participate in a deadly game. The super rich pay a fortune to hunt human prey. But the island isn't deserted - it's home to Hydra the Beast! Written by
When Dr. Cammon explains the legend of Hercules, she says that his sword cauterized the hydra's severed heads to keep them from regenerating. Legends actually say he used a sickle or club to take off the heads, and his nephew Iolaus used a torch to cauterize the stumps. See more »
This will never be Emmy-worthy, nor will this enjoy record-breaking DVD sales later when it is released, but this is superior for a Sci Fi Channel Original. Like Wyvern, the story and dialog is more involved, better detailed, and runs much more fluid than your typical Sci Fi Channel fare. The long shots and scenic vistas are new for Sci Fi Channel releases, and I have to say they add a great deal to the overall feel and effect of the work. But moreover, the CGI has been amped up a bit and looks like something in which you can suspend belief, for a change. That has been the greatest problem with Sci Fi Original movies, thus far...the horrible CG, trite dialog, and terrible acting ruin the possibility of enjoying a good suspension of belief, thereby negating its own work. Thus is not the case with Hydra. At least, not to the extent as is typically present.
It's not as bad as some say.
It rates a 5.5/10 on the Made 4 TV scale.
It rates a 4.2/10 on the Movie Scale from...
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