'Bad boy' actor Huckle Saxton lets fame get to his head and turns into a ferocious beast, ripping Hollywood to shreds. Will he sink his teeth into the role of a lifetime or succumb to the dangers of the Hollywood lifestyle?
When Breen Nash accidentally kills his only client and meal ticket, he turns to an ancient herbal extract with the hope that it will resurrect both his client and his career, but soon learns this elixir brings out the worst in those who imbibe, turning them into bloodthirsty, shape-shifting beasts and leaving Breen no recourse but to stop the creatures himself before his own inner beast consumes him.Written by
Well, "Beast Mode" wasn't exactly the most memorable of movies that made it out of 2020. When I sat down to watch "Beast Mode" from directors Chris W. Freeman and Spain Willingham I hadn't even heard about the movie. But the movie's poster/cover was interesting and caught my attention, and the fact that the movie was labeled as a horror comedy definitely won points with me.
But the movie wasn't really a bag of potato chips and then some. Sure, it was watchable, but it was hardly an outstanding addition to the horror comedy genre, and there are far better movies readily available in this genre. But yes, it was watchable, albeit a less than mediocre overall movie experience.
It was primarily the storyline that didn't really tickle me in all the right places. The storyline just felt too simplistic and at no point throughout the course of the movie did I feel like the writers delved into a well of aces. The things portrayed in the storyline were just too bland, I'm afraid.
The acting in "Beast Mode" was adequate, and lead actors C. Thomas Howell and James Duval definitely carried the movie well enough, when taking into consideration the limitations imposed upon them by the simplistic script and storyline. It was fun, though, to see familiar faces such as James Hong, Ray Wise and Robert Costanzo make appearances in the movie.
All in all, "Beast Mode" came and went without much of a stir. And this is hardly a movie that has enough contents to it to support more than a single viewing. My rating of "Beast Mode" settles on a four out of ten stars.
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