Sunday, July 15, 2007

Supergator

I was going to review this movie, but since Jeff Meyerson has already done it in a comment, I thought I'd just move his comment up here. I watched the whole movie, sort of, and it's probably even worse than Jeff says.

Guest review by Jeff Meyerson: I tried to watch Supergator but man, what a turkey! The actuing was porno movie level but without the nudity (darn it) and the special effects could have been created on my computer and been more convincing.

Fifteen minutes was all we could take but we checked back in occasionally - it didn't get better.

Sometimes the gator jumped out of the river and bit someone's head off and there was a curtain of too red blood that looked like someone had tossed a gallon of diluted red paint. Other times it would chew on someone's leg and torso until s/he died. But it never ate anyone, just killed them.

It was kind of sad to see an aged Kelly McGillis in this stinker, but at least she got a trip to Hawaii out of it.

Highlight was the opening scene. Soon to be first victim (in an incredibly blantant ripoff of the first death in Jaws takes off her shorts and top to reveal a black one piece swimsuit. They cut to her entering the water, but she is now wearing a patterned bikini!!!

3 comments:

  1. Jeff Meyerson8:59 AM

    Bill actually made it through the whole thing, for which he probably deserves a medal ... or to have his head examined.

    Apparently it was the fault of the scientists (of course), but I missed that bit.

    There was another Jaws ripoff towards the end when the annoying former-student-turned-reporter (the sole survivor other than Brad Johnson) tried to warn them to cancel the luau and the resort owner did his "Mayor of Hyannis" impression (very badly).

    Only the mistakes made it mildly amusing.

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  2. Jeff Meyerson9:02 AM

    Then there was the on again/off again towel/sarong thing. Two non professionals (at least I hope so) in bikinis were playing "models" being photographed near a waterfall by a guy doing an awful Bronson Pinchot as Balki accent. One had a towel wrapped around her waist, but then she didn't, then did, then didn't.

    Didn't anyone even look at it once before they put it out on the air?

    Roger Corman has a lot to answer for in producing this stinker.

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  3. Even "mildly amusing" is overstating things. And what about the ending, with the scientist and the reporter yukking it up and not even mentioning the deaths of all their pal? Awful, just awful.

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