Torrin (Troy Baker) rowing away from a fire
Torrin (Troy Baker)

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A crew trying to deliver oil encounters a giant crustacean who wants safe passage to a local island to feed. Will they sacrifice others to save themselves?

Director(s) David Fincher
Screenplay By Andrew Kevin Walker
Date Released (Netflix) 5/20/2022
Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation
Duration 21 Minutes
Content Rating TV-MA
Noted Cast
Torrin Troy Baker

This content contains pertinent spoilers.

Film Summary

For Torrin and his crew, the Thanapod seemed like a death sentence, and for many, it was/is. However, when tasked with going into the ship, where it was hiding, Torrin makes a deal with the being. But, the deal is that it is to be taken to Phaiden Island, where it will feed on the civilization there, and in return, it won’t hurt Torrin or his crew.

Of course, this has to be put to a vote but, no one votes as Torrin would want them to, so he makes a decision that requires a lot of people to die.

Things To Note

  • Reason(s) for Film Rating: Cursing (Yup), Violence (blood and mangled bodies)

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. Was seeing a Thanapod rare? It seemed like they didn’t have any weaponry to prep for it.

Collected Quote(s)

Character Descriptions

Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.


Torrin touts himself as an essential member of the ship, since he appears to be the navigator. However, as things get bad, it seems the crew would be willing to sacrifice him and hope for the best.



It Keeps You Engaged

As you watch Torrin play middle man and politics, you are drawn to what he may do next, especially to keep himself alive. For there comes a point where it is clear he is losing both sides who grow tired of him making what appears to be lateral decisions. So between him having to make sacrifices, or be sacrificed himself, you’re a little on edge since it is hard to be sure if we should see Torrin as a villain or, at best, an anti-hero.


Our Rating: Positive (Worth Seeing)

The high seas, lack of trust, a giant monster, and one man who stands between an island civilization being massacred or a crew risking their lives to save them. With Bad Travelling there is so much to love here.

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Torrin (Troy Baker) rowing away from a fire
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Who Is This For?
Those who enjoy monster movies, but with the monster presenting a moral dilemma more than just destruction.
It Keeps You Engaged

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