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Rock Monster (2008)

A group of friends on a backpacking trip through Europe discover a stone with a sword embedded in it. When they remove the sword an ancient rock monster is unleashed.

Director:

Declan O'Brien

Writers:

Ron Fernandez (story), Declan O'Brien (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chad Michael Collins ... Jason (as Chad Collins)
Natalie Denise Sperl ... Cassandra
Alicia Lagano ... Toni
David Figlioli ... Dimitar
Jon Polito ... The Colonel
Michael Flemming Michael Flemming ... Benny
Daniel Hembling Daniel Hembling ... Warren
Niki Iliev ... Farm Boy
Vladimir Kolev Vladimir Kolev ... Barkeep
Harry Anichkin Harry Anichkin ... Mayor
Phillip Avramov Phillip Avramov ... Bus Driver (as Philip Avramov)
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Storyline

A group of friends on a backpacking trip through Europe discover a stone with a sword embedded in it. When they remove the sword an ancient rock monster is unleashed.

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Jason: I need a weapon.
The Colonel: You have one.
Jason: But you don't expect me to fight with this, do you?
The Colonel: You have a sword. You learn how to use it.
Jason: It's just a sword!
The Colonel: No, it is not just a sword. That sword killed the monster once and it can do it again. Study it. Learn how it works and we will all be saved. Now hurry!
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References Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) See more »

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Bad but not quite bottom-of-the-barrel quality...
3 April 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I reserve that dishonour to the likes of Titanic II, Alien vs Predator, Dinocroc vs. Supergator, Super Tanker, 2010: Moby Dick and Quantum Apocalypse. But that is not saying Rock Monster is good, it is not, at least not to me. It gets plus points for some okay, if not great, acting, especially from the lead and Jon Polito, though David Figlioni overdoes it pretty badly, and a few moments of good-natured goofy charm. However, this is really one of those movies where the title itself tells you all you need to know. The story is incredibly basic and predictable, not much difficult from other creature movies of the SyFy channel, with some ridiculous suspend-disbelief moments, like the ending, and some of it feels rushed through. The final act completely falls apart, compared to some of the film's good nature this part feels like a completely different movie and in all honesty I lost interest. The script had a few quirks that I liked, but overall it was cheesy and all over the place, and the characters are stereotypical and not always easy to engage with. As for the effects, I have no better news, the Rock Monster/Creature of the title looks cheap and has no menace whatsoever. All in all, not one of SyFy's worst, but ridiculous and not much different from other SyFy movies of this genre. 3/10 Bethany Cox


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kőszörny See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Color
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