Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Killer Croc Season overview

This is a spoiler free overview of Killer Croc Season, containing a short summary of each film with their marks out of 10 posted along side.  This is so you can take a look and decide if you want to see the film for yourself without reading the spoilers in the main reviews.  If I watch any additional Killer Crocodile movies in the future, I will add them to this list.  Movies will be listed worst to best.

 
Crocodile, not appearing in these movies


Mega Shark versus Crocosaurus 


Summary:  This is a stupid movie.  From The Asylum as a loose sequel to Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, it has a flimsy cast of characters and an over the top, completely ridiculous plot.  It almost gave me a mental breakdown watching this film and I would never recommend anyone watching it, ever.
2 out of 10 Full Review: here

Dinocroc vs. Supergator


Summary:  Silly sequel to both Dinocroc and Supergator, like this film, both produced by Roger Corman.  Some of the effects are decent enough and has some very amusing moments, again suffers from a nonsensical plot and cardboard characters.  Has a couple of decent performances though and could be fun for fans of bad B-movies.
4 out of 10.  Full Review: here.

Black Water


Summary:  Australian survival horror which utilises real crocodile footage for it's killer croc.  Based on true events, it's about three people trying to escape from a hungry crocodile.  Has some good moments in it, though the inconsistency from using real crocodiles is jarring and over uses scenery footage to the point where it is tedious.
6 out of 10  Full Review: here.

Alligator

Summary:  1980 'alligators in the sewers' horror movie, which blends the use of real alligator footage with it's giant fake crocodile.  On the whole the effects are pretty decent, but the movie is let down by pacing problems, plot holes and moments of absurdity.  Entertaining enough, and more so than other entries but takes itself too seriously at times which jars with a lot of the sillier scenes.
6 out of 10 Full Review: here.

Killer Crocodile

Summary:  Sometimes silly, 1989 Italian horror flick.  The giant croc itself looks pretty terrible, but the pacing is good and the film is engaging enough for it to be entertaining throughout.  The movie is let down by some dodgy effects and some poor camera work, but for the large part that can be ignored and you can sit back and enjoy the carnage.  That is if you can find it as it's not the easiest movie in the world to get hold of.
6 & 1/2 out of 10  Full Review: here

Lake Placid 3


Summary:  Giant CGI crocodiles once more invade Black Lake and it's up to the Sheriff and Fish and Game to stop them.  Much better than the previous outing, Lake Placid 2, has some great moments and a genuinely exciting climax.  Some great actors and characters make this fun, but campy and a good silly B-movie to watch with friends.  Doesn't quite hold up to the original and rarely manages to scare, but fun enough to watch.
6 & 1/2 out of 10.  Full Review: here.

Rogue


Summary:  Australian survival horror, based on true events.  Released the same year as Black Water, faired poorly at the box office, but I believe is an under-appreciated classic.  Has the best giant crocodile I've ever seen on screen.  Great cast of actors, playing some compelling characters, truly terrifying and suspenseful and should not be missed.  There's no funny kills in this film, it's not the kind you put on to laugh along with, it's the kind of film which you watch when you want to be scared.  It's the 'Alien' of Giant Crocodile movies, not the Jaws though as it's missing the high seas adventure portion of the movie.
9 out of 10  Full Review: here.

9 comments:

  1. I confidently recommend to you "Primeval".
    It's about Gustave, a real Nile Crocodile that still lives today, and has eaten at least 300 people. He is HUGE! You should check him out on Youtube.
    As for the movie, it was a blast! The CGI was top-notch, and Gustave moves very quickly.
    It's one of the best crocodile movies ever made alongside "Rogue", and personally I like it better.

    Also, I enjoyed "Blood Surf", but I have yet to meet someone who agrees with me. XD

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