Director: Steven R. Monroe
Starring: Tahmoh Penikett, Michael Worth, Kacey Barnfield, Raffaello Degruttola, Hugh Ross
Let the riveting tale of the Jabberwock unfold in front of you. The embracing powers of reunion between long lost brothers, the lust of love that has never been revealed, the honor and strength of warriors and the fight between the evil of the beast and the courage of the man!
Ok, maybe this was a little oversaturating. Jabberwock is however a Syfy Production made in 2011. A jabberwock is a creature created in a poem by Lewis Carroll. It is a flying pre-historic dragon looking beast that have probably looked more scary in other tales than it does in this movie. The treatment the creature has gotten in this Syfy movie is… well, the Syfy treatment of poor CGI.
The story is set in the medieval times and is centered around a small village (very small actually, I think there where 20 people tops there), who are getting attacked by this Jabberwock that has has come to life after lightening made its egg hatch (makes sense right?). Oh, and by the way, the beast grows from a small babywock to a full-grown jabberwock in ten seconds.
We then meet Francis the blacksmith, who is the main hero of the movie. He is joined by his warrior brother who has just returned from… somewhere and some other village people (pun intended) to destroy this jabberwock from terrorizing the village any further and also to rescue Anabel’s sister (Anabel is of course the love interest of the blacksmith) who gets kidnapped by the jabberwock (and not killed, which makes absolutely no sense unless it wanted to keep a snack for the future?).
The sister speaks with an eastern european accent for some reason. What type of creative battle plans do they hatch up to battle this beast you ask? They try with… swords! It’s tough to make a fight between an actor and a CGI monster to look real and it seemed like they where totally clueless on how to make this work. It ended up looking like a bunch of grown men waving their swords in the air. Oh, and they also built a big mouse trap to fight the jabberwock!
What the movie lacks in good special effects, acting and suspense it… well, that is it really. It lacks in every department needed to make a good movie and unless you are very drunk or want to abuse your brain then stay away from this mess. There is plenty of better movies out there, hell, there’s even a lot better Syfy movies out there!