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Critic Reviews for Komodo
The first box blurb--'from the writer of Anaconda'--tells you what you need to know about the story.
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Audience Reviews for Komodo
There's not much to it, a inhabited island gets overrun by giant lizards, and the survivors have to fight their way out. There's no compelling drama, twists, or new ideas. The creature effects are fairly decent, there's plenty of action, and the film has a nice dark atmosphere.
As far as low budget nature attacks movies go, this one's not bad. You obviously can't go into it expecting too much, as it was clearly shot on the cheap, with unknown actors and crew. The effects are actually pretty good, especially considering that it was shot over 10 years ago. A good blend of CGI, models, and animatronics. The cast is not particularly good, and are exceedingly over dramatic. Billy Burke in particular thinks he's in a production of 'Hamlet' or something. Plot line is questionable, as these kind of movies always are, but nothing that really makes you scratch your head. Something that both helps and hurts this films effectiveness is that its taken seriously. Often way over seriously. There are a few campy moments, but for the most part it tries to maintain its serious nature. One of my favorite campy scenes is the last minute or so of the movie, in which the survivors are walking down the street after their escape. This scene is shot in slow motion, as they walk dramatically with dramatic music and a serious look of bad-assery on their faces. Too funny. Despite its over dramatic nature, this is indeed an above average direct to video monster movie.
From the writer of Anaconda and part of the FX team of Jurassic Park comes a a really solid creature effects with some nice moments and really good FX (by genre standards anyway). Nothing revolutionary, but what it does it does well.
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