Cerberus (2005) starring Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sebastian Spence, Greg Evigan, Brent Florence directed by John Terlesky Movie Review

Cerberus (2005)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Emmanuelle Vaugier in Cerberus (2005)

A Complete Dog of a Movie

Dr. Samantha Gaines (Emmanuelle Vaugier) has a few things on her plate including her brother Zach (Brent Florence) who shows up needing a place to crash as he owes someone some money. To make matters worse she was expecting the priceless breastplate of Attila, the Hun to arrive for a museum exhibition from Bucharest, Romania except it was stolen and a colleague was killed during the robbery. It seems that the breastplate has special powers involving Cerberus, the three headed beast, which is why the despicable Marcus Cutter (Greg Evigan) has stolen it. One thing leads to another and when Zach gets kidnapped Samantha ends up in Romania trying to save him and having to go an a mission to find the breast plate.

"Cerberus" has split me right in two because whilst I definitely don't love it, watched at the right time it has the ability to entertain. What I am on about is on a Friday night when you've had the beer, pizza and the main film you intended to watch and now you are channel surfing looking for something which is weak, cheesy and which ultimately you will enjoy mocking. Sounds harsh but taken seriously "Cerberus" has nothing going for it as it features weak characters, weak dialogue, weak action, weak special effects and a weak storyline. But all that weakness is entertaining when you want something poor. And I have to add another weak as for what ever reason the image quality is terrible with scene after scene ending up looking blurred.

And that is in truth is it although "Cerberus" is a movie which tries to appeal visually and that starts with Emmanuelle Vaugier who has a touch of the Angelina Jolie about her. Vaugier is actually a decent actress but unfortunately this movie does her few favours because it isn't well written especially when it comes to the characters depth and dialogue.

What this all boils down to is that if you are looking for some nonsense to watch on a Friday night then "Cerberus" might entertain in a bad movie sense but for anyone else it is simply weak.