After atmospheric catastrophes send Los Angeles into chaos, three groups of survivors who escaped the city must put aside their differences to face a series of apocalyptic events. As they ...
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After atmospheric catastrophes send Los Angeles into chaos, three groups of survivors who escaped the city must put aside their differences to face a series of apocalyptic events. As they learn to work together they are faced with an even greater nightmare, giant gravity swells that contain thousands of giant killer bees, intent on ushering in the end of the world.Written by
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Was expecting very little from 'Tsunambee'. It just sounded ridiculous and blatantly derivative, with a head-scratching premise, a cheap cover that looked like something for a SyFy or Asylum film and nothing but bad things about it. Do have an appreciation for the genre and there are decent low-budget films out there, so saw it anyway.
Saw 'Tsunambee' with an open mind as partly as my low-budget completest quest, have developed a lot of quests recently thanks to the recommended for you section. Even when taking it for what it is and really wanting to not dislike it, 'Tsunambee' turned out to be that bad. Not one of the worst low-budget viewings seen recently but close.
Just for the record, giving a film the lowest possible rating is incredibly rare for me these days (before yesterday had not given anything in it for weeks), trying to be a fair reviewer trying to see the good in everything viewed. That rating is only reserved for films etc. that look like no effort or heart was put into it and like nobody was trying, a cardinal sin in film but actually not committed all that often. 'Tsunambee' is one such film.
Visually, 'Tsunambee' looks incredibly cheap even for something made on a low budget. It has such a drab look and as an epileptic the constantly over-kinetic camera work and dizzying editing made me feel ill and queasy. Not to mention the continuity errors galore. Even worse are some of the most laughable and pathetic-looking special effects to be seen on celluloid, actually looking they were done as an afterthought and on the small remainder of the money they had left.
Can remember little about the music, which tended to be intrusive, annoying and out of place. The script is so awkward, cheesy and improvisatory-sounding that it is enough to make the toes curl in how awful it is. The threat on top of looking terrible have no personality at all let alone any menace and their scenes have no suspense whatsoever.
There is absolutely nothing thrilling, tense, suspenseful, emotionally investable or fun about the story. The predictability may have been forgivable if the film was actually engaging let alone exciting but it fails to be either throughout, and is further ruined by incoherent structuring as a result of trying in throw in far too much, some of it coming over as weird and completely out of place. 'Tsunambee' is basically non-stop dullness and intelligence-insulting ridiculousness, with unintentional humour because of the excessive cheese and increasingly irritating and illogical character behaviours that makes one endear to them even less in a film with not one interesting or rootable character.
Amateur dramatics pantomimes and high school productions have better acting than the all-round poor standard seen here, that doesn't even have dependable actors trying to save it or ones giving career-worst performances going for it.
Summing up, dreadful (a word not used often by me these days). 1/10 Bethany Cox
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