Plot: The end of the world is likely at hand, as environmental disasters have caught up with mankind and wiped out much of the population. Los Angeles was an epicenter of the catastrophe, but some were able to flee in time and now, these survivors band together in small groups. Sheriff Feargo (Stacy Pederson) might not be the law these days, but she has survived and uses the skills she learned on the force to keep herself and others alive. When her group crosses paths with another band of survivors, it causes some immediate conflict. The world might be coming to an end, but people still seem to be concerned with their differences more than survival. This leads to bickering and in fights, not to mention potential violence. But even as they argue, a lethal force gathers and prepares to strike, massive hordes of giant bees that seek out humans and sting them to death. Not just that, but some of the victims of these bees wind up as undead, risen from the dead by the toxins. As danger closes in, can they put aside their personal issues and work together to survive?
Entertainment Value: Tsunambee is a fantastic title and while it is quite insane, it isn’t for the expected reasons. A movie about swarms of mutant bees and weird honey zombies might sound like an over the top, SyFy original style laugh fest, a movie that knows how silly the concept is. Instead, this movie plays things straight and of course, this leads to ridiculous moments. This is like a b movie version of The Walking Dead, but with bees and without pussy Rick to cry every six seconds. As if this already wasn’t enough to make Tsunambee a movie you need to see, it also decides to deliver a message of hope about our lord and savior Jesus Christ. Yes, the movie adds in doses of religion and isn’t subtle about those messages. So yeah, this is a movie about killer bees and the end of the world, with religious undertones. How can any self respecting b movie fan not want to see this? The unintentional humor is strong in this one, but it is also a little slow at times, given the outlandish narrative involved. But it has most of what genre fans are after, with a crazy premise, laughable performances, and of course, low rent CGI bees all over the place. This isn’t high art, but Tsunambee has bee attacks, honey zombies and a wild religious slant, so fans of oddball cinema should be interested.
No nakedness. A little blood at times, but its not graphic and is mostly CGI gun shot splatter. The honey zombies look kind of cool however, so while there’s not much bloodshed, the idea of honey zombies is still fun. As I mentioned, the actual bees (or wasps) are just what you’d expect, rather poor CGI effects, but that is part of the charm of these kind of when animals attack flicks. The writing is overly serious and the cast isn’t that good, which means we have some awkward, humorous exchanges. The more serious the scene, the more ridiculous it all seems, especially when the religion gets mixed in. And those religious inclusions are the best of the dialogue, as they’re so forced and out of place here. On the crazy scale, the concept is of course out there, but the so serious take dampens that fun somewhat. But the unintentional humor is fun and of course, the forced fed religion adds some craziness. So not an off the rails kind of b movie, but it has some moments.
Overall Insanity: 2/10