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SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION (BLU RAY)
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Reviewed by: Andre Manseau

Directed by: Paul Ziller

Starring:
Adrian Pasdar
Stefanie von Pfetten
James Morrison
Jesse Moss

Movie:  
star star star star
Extras:  
star star star star
Overall:  
star star star star
What's it about
Zany enviro-nuts Kate and Joe stumble upon a wild root system that starts taking over the whole country with natural disaster-type ramifications, including quakes and tsunamis. Of course, this is all the work of a rogue former agent who germinated the seed for his own personal gain. Can Kate and Joe team up with a government agent and plant expert to stop the madness in time?
Is it good movie?

I feel like I should probably retire from writing reviews of these Syfy epics. Like many of the others that preceded it, this movie is really stupid, features ridiculous characters, horrible effects and a completely implausible sinister plot. Ultimately, if you're not into movies that are so-bad-on-purpose, you can skip through the rest of this review now and know that this is just not for you.

Almost everything about this movie is awkward and cheesy, and not even in a fun way. There isn't even a giant monster to worry about here, just awful, awful CGI plant stalks. The effects are just so bad, and they stand out so obviously when the camera moves around. Any hope you had of suspending disbelief (ha!) flies out the window really quickly here. Not to mention the fact that the movie is loaded with really lame, really brutal references to the bible (you see, the seed may have been germinated in the garden of Eden- yeah). To be fair, there is a good idea buried in here, the whole gimmick of finding the hidden biblical secrets of Eden..but still, this isn't the place to explore that.

Writing reviews for movies like this tends to be a bit of a chore. The only decent performance here comes from Jesse Moss (who was great in Tucker and Dale vs Evil), but this absolutely cannot save the film. Adrian Pasdar turns up as our straight-laced action hero federal agent, and sleepwalks through the role. Why is this plant so mean? Why can it be blasted with missiles and survive unscathed? Why is it that when a horrible CGI helicopter gets shot, you can't see any bullet holes?  If you are into the idea that a giant root can swallow up most of Nevada and even California in the span of a few hours, then you might want to tune into this.

I'm so sorry to have to be so brief and so mean while reviewing this movie, but it was basically torture to watch and has very few redeeming qualities, if any. If you insist on doing the whole "awful syfy" movie you have to be able to do better than this. It's silly, looks awful and just makes no sense. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
Video / Audio
Video is a well-transferred 1.77:1 widescreen and looks just fine. Nothing special, just a typical TV movie quality here.

Audio comes in Dolby TrueHD and is a bit imbalanced, focusing mainly on rear channels with some unclear dialogue.
The Extras
Absolutely nothing. Awful menu, too!
Last Call
I really hated this. I don't know what else I can say. I hope it's a long time before I have to review another Syfy movie!
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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