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The Lake

Thailand 2022
produced by
Watson Boy Homsangpradit, Aqing Xu, Nathaporn Siriphakcharath, Katie Page, Somchai Chatphatthanasiri (executive), Suphaporn Prichavongwaikul (executive), Li Xiaoxu (executive), Ekkasitha Chalermrattawongz (executive), Patrick Ewald (executive), Chati Chotiwatananon (executive) for Hollywood Thailand, Airspeed Pictures
directed by Lee Thongkham
starring Theerapat Sajakul, Sushar Manaying, Supansa Wedkama, Thanachat Tunyachat, Wanmai Chatborirak, Vithaya Pansringarm, Palita Chueasawathee, Amnaj Wajaon, Ounruan Rachote, Sompong Kunaprathom, Jirayu Thongnoom, Zang Jinsheng, Ren Youxuan, Su Jack, Xu Qian, Chartchai Ketnust, Visarut Ritlert, Manatsanan Keyata
written by Lee Thongkham, music by Bruno Brugnano, monster designed by Jordu Schell, visual effects by Chaya Pictures

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Due to torrential rains, phone service is knocked out, the area is pretty much cut off from the rest of Thailand ... and a few giant eggs wash up at the river's shores. Most of those who find these eggs are brutally killed by a creature or creatures unknown, only young May (Wanmai Chatborirak) manages to make off with one of the eggs. What's especially puzzling for James (Theerapat Sajakul), the investigating inspector, is that eye witnesses report of a giant dragon-like monster to have committed the killings - total hogwash of course, but then again, why would all the eye witness reports correspong quite so well. And then a monster, just like in all the reports, attacks for real and in broad daylight, and now it's up to James to organize a retreat and evacuation, while at the same time dealing with the moods of his teenaged daughter (Supansa Wedkama) ...

Another narrative thread revolves around May's siblings (Sushar Manaying, Thanachat Tunyachat) trying to track her down while experiencing a strange telepathic link to the monster ...


Now basically, we've been swamped with giant monster movies over the last few years, and while the special effects in this one look pretty convincing (and not only for a moderately budgeted movie), it somewhat lacks in scope and spectacle to take on its big budget brethren. Fortunately, the filmmakers seem to have been very much aware of that and instead of presenting us with a half-assed disaster movie they went for a much more intimate approach, focusing on a handful of main characters and their trials and tribulations that somehow become entangled with the monster attack, and somehow the characters' family bonds are mirrored in the monster's motivations - making this one a pretty unusual, weirdly relatable, and very watchable giant monster movie.


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