Ice Spiders Reviews
As a legitimate movie, this is seriously scraping the bottom of the barrel even for the Sci-Fi channel, but as a hapless target for mockery it does a pretty great job. Vanessa Williams, playing a "smart...and HOT" scientist, has the most bizarre reactions to everything she sees. Half of her scenes end in comedy after she makes some sort of inhuman noise or face. Patrick Muldoon, who thought he was in on the joke, is so blatant in his winking to the audience that it really just becomes annoying. The spiders themselves give the best performances of all, poorly animated to the point of hilarity.
This one is a for-sure stinker, but if your friends are the kind who love to belittle the hopes and dreams of a fledgling filmmaker, these would be 86 minutes well spent.
I give it a 90% for its decency with acting and CG animation. The plot is great to so really give this movie a try.
I like "Eight-Legged Freaks" and all, even tho it is kindof goofy, it is still funny. This was just horrible acting and the spiders look computer generated. I know they are but they shouldn't look it!
The FX are as horrible as we have come to expect from SciFi and the decision to show the spiders in their entirety within the first four minutes of the film kills off any chance of suspense. Plot holes abound, boring kills, horrible acting, a weak/ cliched ending and no real originality to speak of hamper this film.
Pros? Inadvertant hilarity. Watching a skiier wipe out on purpose and then having a leaping attack spider digitally pasted onto his body is sheer mindless, stupid fun. A couple of decent plot developments: The cause for the spiders existence sounds very plausible and the fact that each of the six spiders is derived from a different species creates a bit of nice variety. And the main premise: Giant spiders attack a ski lodge; it's at least unusual and different if nothing else.
But uh, that's it! Nothing more to redeem this run-of-the-mill made for TV creature Feature that continues the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 fodder trend for the SciFi originals.