I'm pretty sure I've already said that this movie ticks me off. That's not to say its a terrible movie. That is to say, however, that it isn't very good either.
A little Greek island has a bit of a problem. It seems James Earl Jones (the voice of Darth Vader, what the hell is he doing here?) has unleashed an ancient sea monster from its undersea tomb. Now the creature is swimming around eating people. It will continue to do so until a virgin is sacrificed to it. This causes problems to arise for an American couple. See, the male half of the two has a cousin or sister who just happens to not only know the legend of the beast, but also happens to be a virgin willing to die for the people of the island.
The film's main problem is the monster. From the very little we see of it (it gets about 3 seconds of screentime), it looks like someone put a Godzilla suit through a blender and painted it orange. It looks kind of cool, but again, we barely ever see it. I'm pretty sure that when your making a monster movie, your supposed to show the bloody monster. A waste of a perfectly good man-in-rubber-suit creation.
The second biggest problem is that the film is a tear-jerking bore most of the time. The attack on the nunnery was a decent sequence, but of course, we don't actually see it, just the aftermath. This may be because of a low budget, or it could just be lazy directing. Next, there are times when Blood Tide actually seems reluctant to admit to being a creature feature. The writer throws in a bunch of mythology and religious babble and often barely acknowledges there's a monster on the loose. Then again, I guess this suits because the creature is hardly featured.
The Greek setting gives the film a bit of atmosphere and originality, and was a nice touch. But the best thing about Blood Tide is James Earl Jones quoting Shakespere towards the beginning. That was classic. The music is just the typical 80s sci-fi/horror synth. But truthfully, it isn't that bad. It kind of suits the film, and not in the sense that its lacklustre.
So although it doesn't completely suck, I really can't reccomend Blood Tide.
(out of five)