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Savage Planet

2006 1h 36m Sci-Fi List
Reviews 14% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Terror strikes a group of explorers who have stepped through a portal to a distant planet. Read More Read Less

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Chris M First, if the Oxygen is in that bad of shape, unless that slime can heal death, it's not as important. Plus, why lie about it? They apparently own the planet. So it's not like someone can jump their green slime claim. Not only is it a long shot that another planet's life would be exact as Earth is mathematically impossible and a lazy excuse from bad movies. Plus, I'm almost positive that bear shots are just stockfootage from the 1977 movie Grizzly. This was slightly before Sy-Fy got in bed with the Asylum but after they stopped giving a shit about making GOOD movies. Shitty CGI still would have slightly better than stockfootage from a 30 year old better movie. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 10/04/22 Full Review Audience Member This was an extremely early SyFy original film with an original plot. As such, the CGI wasn't intense, but was horribly used and as result the deaths looked so stupid and cheesy, I supposed they was the charm of a film this old. Back then, SyFy films felt like cheesy pornos with no porn. In that vein, at least. Anyway, this film was weird. But it was interesting and awkward. Fun watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member This is the worst, crummiest, lamest, weakest, most worthless movie SyFy ever produced. In the future, scientists teleport to a distant planet and are terrorized by an alien creature. Of course, by "future scientists" I mean people dressed like they just walked out of Banana Republic, carrying guns you could buy today. No costumes or propwork needed! And by "distant planet" I mean the woods of Canada. No set building needed! And by "alien creature" I mean stock footage of a bear. No CG or makeup or prosthetics needed! Pathetically enough, this movie was produced back when the channel still had the nerve to call itself "SciFi" (as opposed to "siffy"). Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Utterly, shockingly abysmal. We've come to expect garbage from Sci-Fi Channel Original Movies, but Savage Planet throws the crap-factor to something inexcusable for being broadcast on television. For a plot about people traveling to an alien planet that looks a lot like Earth but isn't and has alien bears that look and act exactly like Earth bears, you'd think the movie could at least compensate by having SOMETHING interesting to look at. But they've actually found a way to outdo the standard bad CGI you get with Sci-Fi Channel Original Movies. Instead in this movie they use stock-footage of bears in captivity. You never even see the bears on screen with the actors. They just inter-splice the footage, cutting away and then cutting back. This might actually be the single stupidest movie I have ever sat through. You will literally feel your IQ drop as you sit through this if you allow your brain to process it as "entertainment" on any level. Do not watch Savage Planet. If you're curious about the movie at all, don't watch it. Just watch this instead: It will tell you anything and everything you need to know about this piece of garbage. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie was horrid! Killer bears?! You're 20,000 light years away the the most creative thing you can think of are killer bears?! The acting was disgusting. Please don't waste your time. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member I love Sean P. Flanery, I do... but, just...why? Why this? Lol. He's a talented guy and we know he can do so much better. I mean, Boondock Saints? Powder? The man can act, so just...why? As a comedy it's fabulous, as anything else? Not so much. I understand needing a paycheque, but even then, this couldn't have paid very much. Space bears? Check. Wounds that disappear and reappear? Check. 1950s Star Trek-era earthquake effects? Double check. I don't understand the random need for CG dismemberment/gore either. Now, I'm not a fan of gory movies, but with a sister that does special effects make up, I know how simple household items can make some pretty believable stuff. Also, when one guy gets gored and they use make up it looks really good (as good as gore gets I guess), so why did they use really bad, late '90s CG for the most part? I don't know. Most of the time it looks like the wound/meaty bits were floating around trying to stick to the person. Actually, that pretty much sums up this movie: I don't know. I don't know what's going on. I don't know how it got made. I don't know why that wound can't stay in one spot. I don't know why I'm still watching this. If you're looking for a 1.5 hour long experience that you can laugh at with your friends, you've got it right here. It would also make for a fabulous drinking game. "Take a shot every time a Space Bear sounds like a wolf." (seriously) or "Take a shot every time a Space Bear decapitates someone." Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Terror strikes a group of explorers who have stepped through a portal to a distant planet.
Andrew Wild
Izidore K. Musallam
Jeff Hare
Production Co
Hand 'n' Hand Films, Sci Fi Pictures
Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 16, 2019
1h 36m