By Bassam Tarazi | Image property of respective holders.
If only studios made their money off of their previews.
DVD Review: Primeval
I’m confused. While sitting through the entire movie, I kept asking myself, “What am I watching?” We all knew that the plot of this crocodile-eats-everything-it-sees was not splitting the atom but since when does the backdrop of a civil war, nay a subplot, no no no…a serious portion of the movie have to deal with a civil war that really has nothing to do with the Sloppy Joe of all stories?
So there’s this crocodile, let’s call him Gustave, and he eats people, lots of them. Let’s go find him! Only thing is, this movie isn’t just about trying to not get eaten by a croc, it’s about not getting killed by a warlord. Yes, the first horror movie about something that has something else trying to kill the poor characters.
And poor characters is not a figure of speech. I’ve seen more dynamic and original characters in a children’s coloring book. You have every clichéd character known to man. Orlando Jones? Dominic Purcell from “Prison Break”? Come on.
This makers of this movie have clearly lost the plot in more ways than one. If you’re making a horror flick, make a horror flick. Don’t throw in a message on global journalism and world peace.