After the Brooklyn Biathlon on Sunday, I came into the living room and a horrible sci fi movie was starting on tv.  A sheriff was in a row boat trying to pull someone out of a lake amid a lot of thrashing about.  The sheriff finally pulled the man into the boat only to find that he was missing half his torso and his legs.  Gross!  But something aout this horrible sci fi movie was different.  The sheriff was played by Brendan Gleeson who you may know from such movies as Braveheart and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  This movie, Lake Placid, was one of those rare mainstream sci fi creature movies with an all star cast including Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt and Betty White.  These are a different breed of monster movie because they pay the stars too much to kill them off one by one (I guess the actors in Deep Blue Sea cost less) so they need to have more story.  It was a nice change of pace from last week’s Sabretooth.

(Image Lake Placid Scenery originally uploaded by PhotoDocGVSU)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 37%