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Tremors 3 - Back to Perfection Reviews

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Super Reviewer
March 23, 2012
We're heading back to Perfection, Nevada. That's right another Tremors movie....and it's the weakest in the series. The opening scene with Burt Gummer (Badass of the day, just saying) was promising enough, but the rest of the movie just goes downhill. Since it's back to Perfection in this one it means some characters/actors from the first Tremors movie. Ariana Richards returns as a now teenage Mindy and Tony Genaro reprises his role as Miguel. (Ironically, he looks as if he hasn't aged a day.) Shawn Christian plays a complete douchebag con artist trying to make money off the sudden popularity of the Graboids and Susan Chuang asian lady with almost no personality. So the Graboids are back in Perfection and Burt and his friends are trying to track down the already evolved ones. However, they evolve into another creature and it's made of CGI. Why? Puppetry worked just fine in the first two movies, so why resort to an unnecessary usage of CGI? I just prefer animatronics because when you're actually filming something that's physically in front of the camera, it makes for more charm to the creative process. The script for this film seemed kind of weak too. Something about it felt lazy. In the end, the characters weren't as fun to watch, the CGI bugged me, the writing felt choppy and while it had some laughs and creatvity, it didn't even hold a candle to Tremors.
Super Reviewer
February 1, 2010
The Food Chain Just Grew Another Link.

Oh geez.. They should have done only the first two, this was a freaking crappy sequel and the special effects were just so fake, the story just suck and the characters barely impressed. I expect Tremors 4 to be exactly the same.. can't wait ja..

Burt Gummer returns home to Perfection, Nevada, from a trip to Argentina, where he wiped out a herd of Shriekers. Things are a little different in Perfection now -- the community has become something of a tourist attraction because of a battle against Graboids about 11 years ago. Nancy Sterngood and her 22-year-old daughter Mindy still live in Perfection. Burt's friend Miguel still calls Perfection home. Obnoxious Melvin Plug has moved into real estate, and he is now trying to build homes in Perfection. There are even Graboid comic books on the racks, and Safari Jack Sawyer takes families out on phony Graboid hunts for a few bucks. Burt's pretty disgusted by the whole thing. The Graboids haven't surfaced in Perfection since the battle from 11 years ago, but that hasn't kept Burt from slacking off. His home is like a fort, completely Graboid proof and Shrieker proof. But after 11 years, the Graboids and Shriekers have returned, but this time there's trouble. Government officials show up to protect the monsters, because Graboids are an endangered species. To further complicate things, the Shriekers evolve into a new kind of flying creature that can sense body warmth in much the same way the Shriekers can, and local store owner Jodi Chang, the niece of the late Walter Chang, calls them Ass Blasters. Burt unloads his arsenal of weapons to use against the monsters, and Jack and Jodi team up with him. But since these creatures can fly, and are each carrying a Graboid egg inside of it, Burt, Jack, and Jodi are going to have to watch every single step they take if they are going to stay alive long enough to stop the monsters.
Super Reviewer
June 9, 2010
Even though this is the weakest entry in the series, It's still in it's on way, a decent film. However It seemed that by this point, the Film makers ran out of ideas, and tried to hard to make an new idea work. I found myself not liking this film as much as the first 2. When I finished watching the film, I had mixed feelings about it. I thought they could have done a better job. Michael Gross was in a lack of a better word, Irritating by this point in the series, I sometimes cringed when he would say something on screen. If your looking for the weakest Link in the food chain, this film is it. But for all it's flaws, Tremors 3: Back To perfection is decent enough for the viewer to be entertained.
Super Reviewer
½ April 24, 2007
This third installment is very interesting and entertaining because there is a brand-new option that these "graboids" can turn into, one that can fly and shoot a flame out its rear end, lovingly called "assblasters". And this is surprising few supporting cast from the original film returning to this third installment.
Super Reviewer
½ October 23, 2007
This movie sure isn't the original. Not even the sequel. But, it has the perks of michael gross, whose charm all but runs out before the fourth one.
Super Reviewer
½ June 19, 2007
The 3rd and 2nd weakest of the series. The Graboids have evolved again in this and threaten to ruin a property development. Can Burt save the day again?
Super Reviewer
May 12, 2007
This was the 3rd best of the series and what do you know it's the third film as well. This film actually takes you back to the original setting from the first film so many of the old characters are included along with some new ones as well.This movie wasn't all that suspenseful as the first two, but it was definitely entertaining nonetheless. Fans of the series should enjoy this.
Over the Rising Sun
Super Reviewer
March 19, 2010
The third in the series of "Tremors" movies, this one official flips ontop of itself and turns into a rotting carcass. In the first "Tremors", we follow Bassett (Fred Ward) and McKee (Kevin Bacon), two loners who discover a species of killer worms that are destroying the desert town that is ironically named Perfection. Bassett and McKee kill the worms and collect a large sum of money as a reward for their discovery. In "Tremors 2", McKee has moved away and used his fortune to get famous, while Bassett stays behind in Perfection slowly wasting away what he's got left of his fortune. Bassett, along with an enthusiastic sidekick, get called upon by the Mexican Government to help get rid of an infestation of these killer worms. Bassett calls upon the help of his trigger-happy neighbor, Burt Gummer (Michael Gross), to help him solve the problem when the killer worms evolve into two legged heat sensoring beetle things, and they end up killing most of them, but unfortunatelly they reproduce rapidly. Finally, in "Tremors 3", Burt Gummer has started a hobby of using elaborately violent bombs and guns to kill these new beetle things, which now number in the thousands. A few killer worms show up again in Perfection, which Gummer and co. think will be easy to get rid of, but the Government sends in enviormentalists to stop them from harming any of the creatures. The enviormentalists soon get eaten, and the beetle things evolve into pterodactyl fire-breathing things, then all hell breaks loose.

This film, unlike the previous films in the series, is laughably bad and lacks likeable characters. The majority of the supporting cast, or just pretty much everyone except Michael Gross, are horrible at acting and the devastating script doesn't help in the least. Also unlike the previous films in the series, this is the first to feature actual visual special effects, and it's not only bad, it's worse than the completelly fake handpuppets used as the worm's heads. The only reason I would ever recommend watching this movie would be if you could accept that this is a horrible film and could convert it's absurdity and lack of common sense into comedy gold.
Super Reviewer
April 5, 2008
Michael Gross returns to not only the third movie, but the same town that the first film was set in. Now both government agents, and land developers are moving into the tiny town of Perfection, but with vastly different motives. Gross and company are caught in the middle, while dealing with the "Graboids", "Shriekers", and their newest evolution, "The Ass Blasters". That's right, now the creatures shoot fire from their buts, and they FLY! So now our heroes have to worry about below ground, above ground, and in the sky. What to do? The only slight disappointment in the Tremors series, the film seems to suffer from a slightly more forced sense of humor, and a couple of less than interesting characters, particularly Susan Chuang as the granddaughter of the late shop owner. Still, it's still a faced paced, fun movie, and a step up from other direct to video creature movies you're likely to see.
December 22, 2014
The return trip to the original setting from the first film is a nice reunion excluding Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward unfortunately. But that was the point for the third's storyline: to see how well the experienced locals handles another attack with the absence of the duo. It resulted to have the same entertaining value with the cast and their characterization; but the comedy seen in the first two was little this time. Although thanks to how entertaining it is, it's a worthy sequel to watch. (B+)

(Full review coming soon)
November 11, 2014
Much more special effects filled comedy than horror. The CGI is kinds cheesy, but used well. The acting is decent enough, helped along by some clever dialog. In all Tremors 3 is fun on its own terms. 55/100
November 8, 2014
The sub-title, Back to Perfection is misleading. It implies that Kevin Bacon and Reba McEntire are back, or that it will be as good as the first movie. No, it is not; in fact, it is much worse. This time the returning cast consists of one secondary character, Burt. His character was very funny when paired with Reba McEntire the first time, but in the second outing, he lost much of his humor but still made a small contribution. This is not the kind of character to carry forward and build an entire third movie around, but that is exactly what this movie does. Of course, there is another group of townspeople to make a rounded out hunting team. Tremors was always campy but in this movie, the bad acting across the board is distracting and prevents the formation of likable characters. It reduces the movie to the action or the experience of what is happening, which is not something a movie like this should emphasize. The second episode tried to introduce a different metamorphic evolution of the Graboids to fight something new. In this movie, the creatures undergo an additional set of metamorphic changes, now they fly. This idea to evolve the creatures in the second movie was a fair at best, but to repeat that same process twice to make a new monster is just stupid. It is hard to see how this movie got funding when investors read a script like this, even harder to believe that they came back for a fourth movie later.
November 5, 2014
Tremors 3 is funny, off-the-wall, and pretty enjoyable, making it a decent (but not equal) third Graboid flick. 6.0/10
½ October 30, 2014
How did they manage to make this one even worst than the last? The acting is more atrocious, the attempts at comedy are much more painful, and all the characters are even more annoying. Not once did I enjoy myself when watching this crap. It just drags on and on, seemingly neverending. Also, the people in this movie can't seem to tell the difference between vibration and sound. It's clearly stated in the first one that vibration is what attracts these things. For some reason, every time these things showed up in this movie, everyone just shouted to be physically quiet, as if that's supposed to help. The movie somehow failed to follow it's very basic rules, and it makes me sick. Do yourself a favor and avoid this monstrosity.
½ January 11, 2014
A very fun and cool looking addition to the tremors franchise. I really like this film and I think that dropping Earl and promoting Burt to lead was good for the series. 7.3/10
½ March 29, 2013
Here's the weakest movie In the series so far and we've sorta said goodbye to the Graboids and said hello to "Ass Blasters".The film has a few jokes and is pretty fun in all but everyone's staring to get tired of this monster series.Lets just hope it's the last one we see out of the Tremors franchise.
½ March 24, 2013
The worst in the series but still an okay film. The ass-blasters didn't make the movie any better and there could have definitely had more Shreiker action. Also this is the Tremors movie that uses the most animation, and that certainly doesn't help the movie.
½ March 18, 2013
It falters in comparison to the first film (and almost feels like a lesser remake), but Tremors 3 upholds the not-to-be-taken-seriously tone of the this ludicrous franchise.
½ March 1, 2011
One way to describe the Tremors series is "different". The rediculousness of the plot is what makes them so unique and fun to watch.
½ January 21, 2013
This is my least favorite entry of the Tremors series, but the third film is still good fun. While the plot is noticeably weak and the new characters aren't very memorable, I came for monster killing, and I got what I wanted in a satisfactory way. It won't win over naysayers of the previous films, but I think it's a fun monster film worth seeing if you like monster films.
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