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½ July 17, 2008
After The Blob, I expected better from these filmmakers. Although the film is entertaining on some levels, it suffers from a very low budget and a seemingly lazy approach to things like cinematography and special effects. They shot on location in the Bahamas, yet the beautiful scenery is never adequately captured. Most of the daylight shots are washed out and the night-time scenes in the jungles look like they were filmed on a back lot at the studio. The animation of the dinosaurs is very rickety and the models are cheaply made. The caveman, though, is the most pointless addition the movie, serving only as unneeded comic relief. The film's highlight: a battle between the T-Rex and a construction crane.
October 28, 2007
OK, I didn't see all of this, but the fight between the Tyrannosaurus and the digger at the end has to be seen to be believed. Plus the 'The End' sequence was fantastic.
½ October 26, 2007
A jurassic park forerunner. Not as good in story or effects, but great as a cult film.
September 19, 2007
There was this scene in the movie where the "resuscitated apeman" came face to face with a lady with a facial mask on and scared the wits out of each other...which years later, was BORROWED for E.T. when he and Elliot first met in the backyard...by none other than Steven Spielberg!!! Film buffs, go check it out.
½ August 22, 2007
Some movies make your eyes roll with their very concept--in this case a construction crew on a Caribbean Island building a harbor uncovers a frozen Tyrannosaurus, Brontosaurus, and Neanderthal. Never mind that each of these three creatures was separated by millions of years. Anyways, lightning revives them and the Tyrannosaurus goes on a very discrete rampage--rather than eat his victims, he just carries them off in his stubby forearms and apparently eats them once the camera goes somewhere else--while the Brontosaurus and the caveman befriend a little boy. Of course, the caveman gives his life to save the heroes from the human villain while the brontosaurus is fatally wounded by the T-Rex and then drowns in quicksand. The T-Rex--after proving to be unbothered by Molotov Cocktails--is then knocked over a cliff by a steam shovel and his dead body sinks to the Ocean floor. Over this image "The End" morphs into a big "?"--a trademark of the director, clearly as The Blob ends the same way. The film is largely inoffensive--except for some simply awful stereotypes such as a town drunk who is blatantly Irish and a black guy on watch duty who falls asleep at his post. The special effects consist of awful rear projection, amateurish stop-motion, and some rather effective puppets for close-up shots. The T-Rex's animation is particularly pathetic as he walks like a flat-footed duck. If you're looking for a mildlyt diverting b-movie you could do worse, but you could do a lot better as well.
½ July 11, 2007
Terrible film, but nonstop fun watching it from start to finish.
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