Movie Review: The Tank (2023)

June 9, 2023

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email:

From writer-director Scott Walker comes the monster movie The Tank, about a family who discovers dark secrets hidden by their family.


In the film, “After inheriting a mysterious, abandoned property, a family accidentally releases a long-dormant creature that terrorized the area for generations.


When it comes to monster movies, a decent monster is critical. The Tank’s monster looks like a giant, sharp-toothed salamander covered in ooze with a human-like body, and it looks pretty decent. And it’s most definitely practical. When it comes to the special effects, I’m a bit confused. The practical effects all look good, but I can’t say the same about most CGI effects. They are dreadful. So, why not go all practical?


The next issue is the story. Why the hell are the characters making terrible decisions constantly? I mean, really? Jesus. I get that they needed to find a way to further the storyline, but making characters stupid isn’t the best way to go about it. A lot of the characters’ actions are downright dumb and unrealistic. For example, would you leave your kid alone multiple times, knowing a creature who wants to eat them is out there? No. You wouldn’t. That’s just stupid.


I think the movie was just left lacking in too many ways to recommend. But, if you still want to see it, you can watch it on Digital, Blu-ray™, and DVD on June 27, 2023. You can watch it now on Digital.




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