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When a fringe scientist releases a prehistoric seed, it unleashes a horrific root system that rips through Nevada like an earthquake and devastates everything in its path. Now a hard-nosed government agent (Adrian Pasdar of ''Heroes''), a desperate plant expert (Stefanie von Pfetten of Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief ) and a pair of young environmentalists must find a way to stop its destructive growth. The military cannot kill it. Shattered chunks regenerate to thousands of feet tall. But is this biblical green behemoth headed for an even more catastrophic life source?
A couple of young environmentalists Joe and Kate stake out a sight in hopes of taping some illegal dumping. Instead they videotape something that can effect the whole country if not the entire world. A humongous root system begins ripping up the land not unlike an earthquake destroying everything and everyone in it's path. Government agent Jack Taylor teams with a well-known botanist Dr. Jocelyn Snow in hopes of finding what the thing is, where it came from and how they can stop it before it is too late. Dr. Snow thinks the root system could be from an ancient seed from the Biblical Garden of Eden. After putting the pieces together she realizes that there is only one person who could be in possession of such a seed, Dr. Frame. It seems as though the doctor is attempting to create his very own Garden of Eden but one of the seeds got out when someone on the inside decided to sell it. The seed is not attempting to destroy the earth but instead it is attempting to purify the world from pollutants. Now it's a race against time before the root reaches the coast line and all hell breaks loose.
"Seeds of Destruction" is a Syfy Channel movie so you already know what you're getting here, cheesy dialogue and low budget special effects. The effects are a mix bag like always, sure they're bad by big budget standards but for the most part they serve the purpose which is a good thing because they are pretty much the story here. And speaking of story I kind of enjoyed it. I liked the whole Garden of Eden connection and thought the film moved along at a nice pace. The cast did a good job playing their parts and like I said the film keeps a lively pace all the way to the end.
This isn't the best Syfy movie but it isn't the worse one either, you have to take these for what they are. Taking that into consideration I would say this is a bit above average for the channel. These are what they are, if you like them then I recommend checking this one out, if you expect big money effects then I suggest you look elsewhere. Available on DVD and Blu-ray, you can order the DVD HERE and the Blu-ray HERE.
Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment
** 3/4 Out Of *****