So yeah, The Manster is kind of awesome. I like that it is set in Japan and that a Japanese scientist is the crazy one this time. I like that it is a B-movie but is still pretty good at the same time. I like the effects work on Larry and one other humanster that we meet in the movie. I like that the whole scientific explanation for what Suzuki is doing makes absolutely no sense. I like that the doctor's name is Suzuki. I like that the movie is short enough to not wear out its welcome. It's just a fun ole flick, you guys.
Peter Dyneley is great as Larry - or all versions of the character that come about in the film. He's at first a typical nice, normal guy and then is able to turn into to the 50s version of a philandering asshole. I was so hoping for the acting to be really ridiculously cheesy and was almost bummed when it wasn't because that would have been way more entertaining. The chick playing Tara had almost no emotions, but then again her character makes it a point of telling us several times that she lost all ability to have any feelings a long time ago. She never really tells us why and I don't care. She's pretty to look at, and that's all she's there for.
The Manster is surprisingly a really good and fun little flick that is serious enough not to be overly ridiculous, but the story is still silly enough to keep it squarely in the realm of B-moviedom. I was expecting stupid, and instead I got awesome. I love it. Looks like I've got one more sci-fi monster-ish movie left for this Project Terrible, so perhaps that one will be worse. In the meantime, rock on, Manster. Rock on.