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Hydra The Movie Review

Updated on September 19, 2012

"Hydra" Review: 3 Stars

I gave "Hydra" 3 stars. Although the plot was good, the monster-snake (or whatever it was supposed to be), was very cheesy. This movie reminded me of a mix of "Indiana Jones" and "Jurassic Park".

Basically, there is an uncharted island in the middle of no-where and we soon realize that there is a reason why there are no humans that inhabit it. The cool thing in the movie is that it is based on Greek Mythology and on that island, they find an ancient Greek Temple, which had never been discovered.

Obviously, it was probably discovered many times, but no one ever lived to tell or chart it. It begins with an exploration team that finds the Ancient Temple and all but one of the explorers is eaten by the snake-monster thingy. Two months after the exploration team is devoured, a giant ship arrives at port. If anyone is familiar wit the book "The Most Dangerous Game" (there's a movie that was adapted from the book by Gavin Layall), then they will enjoy the upcoming events.

The ship carries a skeleton crew and 4 people wake up chained to the floor in a storage unit within the ship. As they begin to talk about their strange situation, they figure out that each of them has spent time in jail. When they finally meet the crew, they are told that the men on board are extremely wealthy and want to hunt the captives. The island that they first were looking for has disappeared, so they end up on this island, unknown to them, that is home to the snake monster.

To add to the plot, the mythical "Sword of Hercules" is supposedly buried in a cave. The movie is cheesy because the monster is very fake looking and it can only be killed by chopping off its many heads with Hercule's sword. You can guess that most of the characters, especially the ones you like least, die one at a time after falling victim to the monster.

The hero manages to find the sword, kills the monster (it evaporates into thin air; cheesy!), saves the girl, finds the million dollars and spends the rest of his life in luxury.

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Trsmd! Thanks for taking the time to read this old Hub! I appreciate your comment and thanks for SHARING!

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      Trsmd 6 years ago from India

      Great movie review for the film Hydra.. Expecting more reviews here..Thanks for SHARING:)

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I agree eugene. That's one of the reasons I gave it 3 stars. Thanks for the comment.

      JSMatthew~

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      eugene 6 years ago

      low budget film and visual effects could have been much better but I love the idea about giant hydra

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      JS Matthew 7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Madurai!

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      Madurai 7 years ago from Online

      I still remember that while studying in school, Hydra was a different type of creature partiuclarly its movement...

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