Sunday, November 20, 2022

Aquarium of the Dead Movie Review

Trailer here.

Aquarium of the Dead is a 2021 comedy/horror movie directed by Glenn Miller and starring Vivica A. Fox.

The movie begins with a scientist who is working with sea creatures. Something goes wrong and a huge octopus attacks everyone. Cut to the Shining Sea Aquarium where Miranda(Eva Ceja) is working in the lab. There is a call from a place called Eden Zoo sating that they need to destroy a certain batch of medication because it is dangerous to the creatures. The medication has disappeared though. Senator Blackburn(Anthony Jensen) and his assistant, Beth, show up to meet Miranda. Miranda gets a call from the scientist from the beginning of the film. She is really panicked. A woman called Clu(Fox) is there and she finds out what happened with the octopus.

They need to close down the ducts in the aquarium and go into lockdown because the creatures have had the medication and they could turn violent. A dead dolphin comes back to life. Zombie sea creatures!! The creatures are out of their tanks. The place locks down to stop them. Communications are affected and Clu tries to find a way to call for help. Two workers, Daniel and Skylar go in through a tunnel into the aquarium. There is a crocodile on the loose. A huge crab attacks Daniel. Skylar saves him but he gets attacked too. A doctor gets attacked by a starfish. The doctor says that the creatures are emitting venom. The Senator, Miranda and others decide to go up to the roof. Daniel and Skylar are in the tunnel underneath the aquarium. Clu is working on the cameras to see where the creatures are. 

The fire service are called in. Two firefighters see a crocodile outside the aquarium. Miranda tells the people trapped inside that they need to climb through a duct to get to a fire door. They run into Daniel and Sylar.  Miranda realises that the medication has caused the catastrophe. Daniel is to blame as he never destroyed the medication. The firemen get inside the aquarium. Miranda and her group meet a walrus and a crocodile who want to have them for lunch. Skylar dies. Clu calls Miranda and tells her that she can't open the doors to let them out. They need to switch on the power manually. They work out that the creatures are actually blind. The group have to go through the shark exhibit to get to the basement and switch on power. Beth gets attacked by a starfish. She dies. The Senator gets finished off by an octopus. Miranda climbs across into the basement which is flooded. She turns on the power.

The rest of the film is them electrocuting some of the creatures and escaping. Now, I know that this is not the best film out there. It's not even close to it, but I did enjoy this because it was so ridiculous. Sometimes, these really cheap films can be fun and this was fun and silly but somehow, it was entertaining. I found it fun because you don't need to think about it or figure anything out. You just watch it and leave your brain at the door. For some mindless fun, give this a watch. I can't give it a very good score because it is so silly, but I will be kind and give it a 4/10.


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