Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Vacation

I'm going to be going out of state to attend a wedding, so there will be no post on Wednesday the 30th or Friday the 1rst. The Random Review will return on Monday the 4th of November. Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1995)


Number Rolled: 33
Movie Name/Year: Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1995)
Genre: Horror
Length: 99 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Director: S. S. Wilson
Writer: Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson, Ron Underwood
Actors: Fred Ward, Christopher Gartin, Helen Shaver, Michael Gross, Marcelo Tubert, Marco Hernandez, Jose Ramon Rosario, Thomas Rosales Jr.

After a great deal of convincing, Earl joins a newbie, Grady, in Mexico to go Graboid hunting. In the end, $50,000 per kill was too much of a deal to pass up. While there, Earl begins to remember exactly why he didn’t want to help out to begin with.

Just like the first movie of this series, “Tremors 2: Aftershocks” was a lot of cheesy fun. The movie stands as proof that a creature feature doesn’t have to have an overkill of special effects in order to be good. Like the first one, the creatures were probably made out of stuff we could find at Lowes, but the story and script were amusing enough that there were no problems holding my interest. It was funny, not so big on the horror, but that’s where the cheese factor comes in.

I wondered if I would miss Kevin Bacon, but I found he really didn’t cross my mind in the slightest. In fact, I believe Fred Ward had a better chemistry with Christopher Gartin and it was good to see that. Gartin was the biggest surprise for me. His acting was much better than one would expect for this kind of movie. I spent a good chunk of the movie, however, trying to remember where I know him from. Even looking at IMDB didn’t help. It looks like he’s done a little of everything.

For a sequel, “Tremors 2: Aftershocks” was great, but it was nowhere near as good as the first one.

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 3.8/5
Overall Opinion – 4/5

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