Weren’t you just saying to yourself, “You know I haven’t seen Treat Williams in anything recently? I wonder what he’s up to.” Well wonder no longer, because you’re in for a… No, I won’t say it. I’ll resist. Instead I’ll say: if you ever wanted to see a movie with Treat Williams battling crazed dinosaurs in Los Angeles, well then hold onto your hats. I’ve got the movie for you.
Obviously the head of a biogenetics company never watched or read Jurassic Park, otherwise he might have decided to skip this particular experiment. But no, Justin (Ronny Cox) just had to go and create all kinds of carnivorous dinosaurs “for the good of mankind” and science and all that jazz. Well in the middle of his big presentation to his investors, guess what happens. That’s right, the dinosaurs break loose and start devouring people.
And we aren’t just talking one or two dinos, but a whole slew of them, loose in Los Angeles and wreaking havoc. Gabe (Treat Williams) and his daughter Jade (Jillian Rose Reed) were enjoying the dino-filled show but now are running for their lives. But Gabe isn’t going to sit back and let the dinos trash his favorite city. He starts kicking scaly butt all over the place. But it’s going to take more than a tough attitude to keep L.A. from returning to the Age of the Dinosaurs.
- Knows exactly what kind of movie it wants to be
- Treat Williams grabs the role and runs with it
- Moves a brisk pace and always something fun around the corner
- Painfully stupid dialogue and questionable performances
- The CG dinos are not the least bit convincing
- This is a dumb, dumb movie
Oh you were looking for something to act as a double feature with Sharknado? Well look no further my friends, because this is it. Silly monster effects? Check. A lead actor who gets into his uber-hero role? Check. Hilarious story developments and ridiculous dialogue. Double check. A good time for bad movie night? Oh I think you know the answer to that question.
Scores (out of 5)
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