Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
USA / English
"Do you hate spiders? Do you really hate spiders? Well they don't like you either. "A variety of horrible poisonous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions.
Mindless and Totally Entertaining
A good kid actor that's not annoying and you actually kind of like.
A hot mom/daughter combo, neither of which do or say anything annoying
during the entire film. Check. (this may be a first) David Arquette
remaining likable, which he always kind of is. Check.
Somewhat funny black character who's obsessed with aliens. Check.
Nobody is exempt from being killed or taken by spiders. Check.
The spiders are fast and come in great variety of types. Check.
The soundtrack is totally insane, would have made Frank Zappa proud.
The CG effects are cheesy in areas and there are a few tiny holes in
the plot, but overall this movie is ENTERTAINING. That's what I look
for - was I entertained or was I checking my watch every 15-20 minutes.
It's actually somewhat unpredictable in spots - the town villain who
causes the disaster doesn't meet the demise you would expect...
This movie is a classic example of a "town overrun" style film, similar
to Gremlins - you watch the slow progression at the outset unfold into
complete chaos as the characters (in most cases) are too slow to
realize what is happening, refuse to believe, think it's a big joke,
etc. Well, anyone who does that for too long in this movie is
immediately killed. Good riddance. You'll like this movie. It's fun,
gross and all of the characters are kind of funny or at least are not
annoying. It's rare that I would ever say that about any movie. I tend
to only review movies that I think get an unfair reputation and this is
one of them. It deserves at least a 7.0, not a 5.6.
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