Blue Monkey Reviews
- Sp!ke Brannigan
(lifelong die-hard science fiction/fantasy/horror junkie)
But this also has John Vernon hamming it up as the hospital admin., while Flaherty and Duke from SCTV give with the comedy relief as a wack-a-doo pregnant couple. The odd name of the flick comes from a comment made by a gang of kids, (including a tiny Sarah Polley) to the effect that they hope to find a blue monkey in the hospital sub-tunnels. They do not.
When the word gets out to some scientists about this worm they immediately set out a distress for the hospital to be closed off and quarantined with everybody still inside. There are some kids with leukemia, a blind woman who drinks a lot and a married couple who are about to have their first child in this hospital.
I suspect the drunk blind woman was only there for comical purposes. The children help the worm like creature increase in size by pouring growth hormone all over it. The married couple are really only there because they're having a baby, but it's the father who is a bit annoying and tries to help a doctor and a detective stop this creature. Weird, right?
This is a very odd movie because nothing happens. The creature looks more like an Ant than a Monkey which is weirder considering the title. I really got bored with everything that was going on because it just doesn't capture your interest. Much of the film just wastes time and I found myself wondering how this film ever got made.
A creature feature with absolutely no value what so ever except for a few scenes where John Vernon appears, a small cameo role of a young Sarah Polley and the drunken blind woman. God bless her.