Big Foot (Syfy) Advance Review

Wrapping up its Most Dangerous Month, Syfy presents its final flick, Big Foot, tonight at 9 pm ET. Big Foot stars Danny Bonaduce, Barry Williams, and Sherilyn Fenn. Everyone looked really old including the special guest star that appears one quarter of the way through the film.

Big Foot is set in Deadwood, South Dakota. There, Harley Henderson (Bonaduce) is a former 1980s singer who is now a small town DJ and concert promoter who dreams of putting on a 1980s rock festival similar to Woodstock. In order to do so, he must cut down part of a National Forest. He is not bothered by this. Barry Williams, however, playing a former 1980s singer named Simon Quinn, is bothered by this and with his treehugging group of young ladies, sets out to stop Harley’s destruction. Who else is bothered by this? Big Foot. So he makes his presence and disturbance known. Thereafter, it becomes a tug of war between those who want to save or “preserve” Big Foot and those who want to take him out. I am sure you can figure out who is on which side.

Big Foot himself, to me, looks like a freaked out scary Frankenstein hybrid of King Kong. I don’t know what you envisioned Big Foot to look like, but I know I never would have guessed a giant unkempt ape. Isn’t part of the lore that he is part human? In any event, the whole movie seemed to center around someone being extremely angry and violent toward someone or something else, including Big Foot. I won’t give the end away, but will say that it did not line up with the rest of the movie and again had more of a King Kong quality to it.

Big Foot is entertaining only inasmuch as fun it is to watch Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams face off against each other. Indeed, the movie feels as if it is merely a vehicle written solely for that purpose. Unfortunately, I did not have any interest in that plot line so much of the movie was wasted on me.

Big Foot is not a Syfy movie I would recommend. I would stick to the much more amusing and faster paced Arachnoquake from last week. Heck, I might even recommened Pirhanaconda over this one. What does that tell you?

Big Foot premieres tonight at 9 pm ET on Syfy. If you tune in, come back here and tell me what you thought.