Thursday, July 14, 2011

FishTales: Awful Movie, Gorgeous Mermaid

Mermaid movies are relatively rare, but they're out there. Splash, The Little Mermaid, and Aquamarine are probably the Big Three. But Fishtales is a film that features a beautiful mermaid named Nereid.

The film's story is about a professor who stays at the home of a colleague on the island of Spetses in Greece, accompanied by his young daughter Serena. But when Serena explores the island, she meets a beautiful mermaid named Nereid who falls in love with the professor, but she is being hunted by a fisherman named Mavros who wishes to capture her for her jewel-encrusted tail.

The movie is bad, and I mean AWFUL. I'm not exactly sure what the filmmakers were trying to achieve in making it. It's just plain bad, sometimes so awful it makes you want to cringe. The storyline is just a big, jumbled mess. For example, is the mermaid (minor spoiler alert!) the long-lost daughter of the owner of the house? I mean, there's a lot of talk about how the man's daughter disappeared into the sea, and while looking through a book of mermaids inside the house, the mermaid notices a portait of a mermaid and says, "It's someone I haven't seen for a very long time." But it's never revealed. The acting is stale, and the movie's just one big goofball. In fact, when the movie debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, the critics got up and walked out before the film had even finished. One critic said, 'This is the worst movie I've seen in a very long time... I fell asleep within the first 15 minutes.'

Despite all this, the mermaid is one of the most beautiful that has ever graced the big screen. I love the tail and its colors, as well as how incredibly long it is and the jewels embedded in it. The tail was created by Jason Baird, of H2O and Aquamarine fame, and the actress who portrays the mermaid, Kelly Brook, is beautiful and truly looks like a girl of the sea.

So, FishTales truly is one god-awful movie, and I don't recommend it, unless you want to check out the mermaid. Otherwise, this is one you can skip out on.


  1. OMG I saw this on bad. But funny to watch.

  2. honestly i didn't think it was all that bad

  3. i love the tall, where can i have one made for me?

  4. i think you are way of i loved that movie so what if you think its bad its a good storie line and why would the father just give away that his duaghter is a mermaid one on one will belive him ant 2 he has not see her since she disaperared so he's probly not 100% sure i recome this to any who love mermaids and greek mytholigy or fairy tail's this movie give hope to veiwer that they are such thing about mermaids and THIS RATING IS THE ONE THAT SUCK NOT THE MOVIE

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  6. I wrote a mermaid movie myself.Shopped until Splash came out.Always have loved tales about Tails.