Boaz Davidson, Kenneth M.Badish, David Varod, Avi Lerner (executive), Danny Dimbort (executive), Trevor Short, (executive), John Thompson (executive), Josef Lautenschlager (executive), Andreas Thiesmeyer (executive), Gerd Koechlin (executive), Manfred D.Heid (executive) for Equity Pictures Medienfonds, Nu Image, Active Entertainment
directed by Tibor Takács
starring Corin Nemec, Musetta Vander, Austin Jordon, Patrick Dreikauss, Jay Benedict, Christa Campbell, Ivo Tonchev, Vladimir Nikolov, Dimiter Spasov, Ivan Urukov, Cara McDermott, Peter Mechjkoff, Jonas Talkington, Svilena Kidess, Robert Antista, Velizar Binev, Valentin Giasbeily, Hristo Mitzkov, Franklin A.Vallette
story by Boaz Davidson, Ray Cannella, Kenneth M.Badish, screenplay by Michael Hurst, music by Joseph Conlan, Sophia Morizet, special effects by Worldwide FX
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Ok, so the world is suffering from some kind of virus which is
transported by mosquitos, and the lab of Doc Aaron Michaels (Jay Benedict)
- your typical greedy asshole who typically does not survive the first few
minutes of the film - is developing a cure ... but as Doc Michaels is such
a greedy bastard, he wants to prematurely test his new serum on humans,
more specifically a death row convict, Ray Erikson (Austin Jordon). Thing
is, ray would much rather make an escape, but his attempt at that goes a
tad wrong when he locks himself into Doc Michaels' lab with scientist
Jennifer (Musetta Vander) - your typical good girl, who really does all
the work for Doc Michaels and would have never allowed experiments on
humans at this stage - and causes the lab's own reactor to explode.
The explosion doesn't kill Henrikson though, and somehow he gets away
through the sewers ... but before long he turns into a giant mosquito, or,
as he is later called in the film, Mansquito. Jennifer was not
quite as exposed to the blast as Henrikson/Mansquito was, so at first she
seems totally alright - but slowly she notices changes too, and figures
she will turn into a giant mosquito (Womansquito ?) as well ...
Soon, dead bodies turn up all over town, and the investigating cop,
Randall (Corin Nemec) - incidently the man who put Henrikson on death row and
Jennifer's boyfriend - not knowing yet about Mansquito, is left baffled.
For some reason though he links the murders - among them, you guessed it,
Doc Michaels - to Henrikson, even though the modus operandi of the killer
suggests a large, well, mosquito.
Eventually, Randall and co manage to track down whom they believe to be
still Henrikson to the sewage system - where Randall sees eye to eye with
Mansquito for the first time, and only narrowly escapes. Mansquito though
has soon laid his eyes on Jennifer, who only slowly changes into a
mosquito and who fights it too ... but that doesn't stop Mansquito, who
even takes out an entire SWAT team guarding the hospital she's in just to
get to her ... and of all the cops and SWAT teamsters he kills, it seems
only cop Randall knows how to face Mansquito, because he goes out of every
fight unscathed. But in the finale it's not him who disposes of Mansquito
but Jennifer, who manages to electrocute Mansquito, even if it costs her
own life ...
I can't help it, the title is nothing short of brilliant: Mansquito
- every self-respecting trashfan like me would want a film with a name
like this in his collection.
The movie that hides behind this beautiful title however is another
matter altogether, a by-the-numbers monster film that does waste as little
time with telling an original story as it does with creating a proper
atmosphere, instead it delivers exactly the tired gore and action scenes
you would expect from a movie like this without even trying a shot at
inventiveness. On the plus side, the monster was not created on a computer
but is still an old-fashioned and quite goodlooking monstersuit, with only
one problem: It's kept in the spotlight for far too long, and no matter
how good the suit, if you get too good a look at it, you just will know
it's all rubber. Corin Nemec, too, is kept in the spotlight for too long,
and let's face it, he's not a very good actor.
In all, rather a waste of time ... but still, Mansquito - must
have been a genius who made up that title.