Saturday, June 13, 2015

Flying Monkeys (2014)

It's the day of Kayleys high school graduation, but her Dad is nowhere to be seen.  So it's just one in a long history of disappointments for Kayley, who isn't impressed with Dad's excuse that he got stuck in traffic. To give some perspective, they live in farm country and Dad was too busy working to leave on time and got stuck behind a tractor.

To make up for this huge error in judgement, Dad heads to the local pet store to see if he can buy Kayley something special. He's in luck because the owner just happens to have a Capuchin monkey.  Dad is so excited about this exotic pet that he neglects to ask such questions as: what does it eat; what kind of care does it need; and how the hell did a Capuchin monkey end up  in a town so small it had a graduating class of twelve?

It turns out the store owner has a monkey smuggling business and this was in the latest shipment.  But this monkey is different since it killed a man and ate all the other animals on the flight from overseas to the middle of Kansas. Yes, that's right - Kansas, home of flying monkeys since the Wizard of Oz.

Kayley is delighted with her new monkey and Dad is positively giddy to be back in her good graces.  But the first night in his new home, our little monkey transforms into a strange winged monkey monster and flies off in search of blood, preferably human.

Half way through the movie, I was wondering why the title referred to multiple monkeys, when their was only one flying monkey in the movie.  Fear not, since shortly after this observation, a farmer shot the winged creature which resulted in the creation of another monkeys. That's right. These are ancient weirdo monkeys who duplicate themselves when shot. You can see where this is going and it's not good for any of us.

Pretty soon monkeys are duplicating all over the place and people in town are being murdered.  But no one is going to believe it's a shape shifting little Capuchin monkey, who is really an ancient being that can only be killed with ancient weapons blessed by ancient people.

This is typical Syfy channel level stuff. Actually now that I think about it, the movie was better than many of the Syfy movies. So if you're in the mood for mindless entertainment, and aren't that concerned about CGI or just want some noise in the background, then you may want to check it out.

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