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Lake Placid (1999) movie review

Lake Placid movie verdict: This movie is good enough to watch.

Lake Placid movie is about a giant Crocodile (two crocodiles). This movie has got all to make it a watchable movie. It has got humor, a giant crocodile which looks real almost in all scenes except one, action, and the cast that played the important characters in this movie all know how to act. In fact I rate this movie in the Top three of all time great Crocodile movies. It’s a good watch if you haven’t watched it yet.

All the lead actors Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda , Oliver Platt , Brendan Gleeson , Betty White gave their best to make this movie get into the good-performances movie. And as far as entertainment is concerned in the crocodile movies list, I rate this one “Number One” crocodile movie. If you want to check this movie on IMDB here it is. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139414/

Lake Placid 2 (2007) movie review

Lake Placid 2 movie verdict: This movie is bad don’t waste your time in watching this bad performances movie.

Lake Placid 2 movie (TV) is the sequel of the original Lake Placid movie. This second crocodile movie is bad in all departments. The performances of the lead actors are bad, the crocodile looks fake in almost all the scenes. There are many scenes in which you will feel the scene is out of place and should have been a lot better than it actual is. Even the lead actor’s (revolver, rifle) shooting of the crocodile is laughable. Don’t watch this movie unless you want to feel disappointed after watching it. The lead actors John Schneider, Sarah Lafleur, Sam McMurray, Chad Michael Collins etc are not upto the mark as far as their performances are concerned.

Some of the laughable scenes are one: the one in which the guy reports about the death of the one who goes under water, two: the scene in which the police tries to tie the upper and lower jaws of the crocodile together and the scene before that in which they shoot at the crocodile, three: the scene in which the assistant of that crocodile expert kills the crocodile with just a small knife. There are a lot of scenes watching which you can’t help but mutter “Bad, Bad action”. This movie is not good enough to watch. Here is the IMDB link to this movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974583/

Lake Placid 3 (2010) movie review

Lake Placid 3 movie verdict: Don’t watch this movie, it’s not worth your time at all, Everything is Horrible in this movie.

Lake placid 3 (2010) (TV) movie is one of the most horrible movies I have seen so far. The acting was terrible, the CGI generated crocodiles are terrible, the plot is terrible, the direction of the and the story are also terrible. This is the movie that boosted my confidence that even I could become a director and still produce a better movie than this one. Don’t watch this movie at all unless if you want to waste some time cursing yourself in between for watching this movie. I watched Yancy Butler in some movies she was OK, but in this movie her character is so horribly directed, with her that irritating tone of voice and all. By the way, I think she is the one that kills most of the Crocodiles or at least stab most of them. The remaining lead actors Colin Ferguson, Kirsty Mitchell, Kacey Barnfield etc are not so great either. They must have resented acting in this horrible movie.

The direction was worst, may be it was the script writers who wrote like “Now when the crocodile attacks the female actor and when she manages to escape the bite now you should go to her and hug (or pat or whatever) her to mean she is going to be OK, or probably she did well to escape the bite of the crocodile or whatever … all this even when the Crocodile is within five or so feet away from you in the house”. I would like to tell you one more time “Please don’t watch this movie if you want to have a good time”. The acting is terrible, the Computer generated Crocodiles are terrible, all is terrible. Waste crocodile movie! Here is the link to IMDB entry of this movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1499249/

Black Water (2007) movie review

Black Water movie verdict: This is a good enough movie to watch, it has got good acting, great suspense or terror, although it has some unbearable moments at which you would feel the movie could have been better and the fact that most of the movie is filmed only in one location and with no twists and stuff like that because you would know if they get into the water the Crocodile will try it’s best to get them.

This Australian Crocodile movie is another good Crocodile movie to watch although it’s not exactly great. There are some scenes in which you would think the acting could have been better and the three lead characters in this movie could have thought  better and taken better decisions. Almost all of the movie is filmed in the same location once it gets into the real story.  Nevertheless the movie is a good watch because it kind of lets you keep thinking as to what’s going to happen in the next minute.

The lead actors of this movie Diana Glenn, Maeve Dermody, Andy Rodoreda did a good job in almost all the scenes but a few. I don’t remember correctly but I didn’t like the opening of this movie (when they start at their house). The send-off communication between the mom of Diana and the three lead characters looked kind of feeble to me. It could have been better. Also in some scenes the Crocodile looked fake to me besides I didn’t like the scenes of the young woman (Lee) shooting the Crocodile. The scenes could have been better. In fact, I didn’t like the scenes involved only Lee and the Crocodile, in my opinion they could have been better. Anyway, Black Water (2007) is a good crocodile movie and you should watch it if you haven’t done so. Here is the link to it on IMDB. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816436/

Croc (2007) movie review

Croc movie verdict: This movie is not good, with lots of bad acting, a Crocodile that looks unreal (CGI), a lot of Out of place dialogues, scenes and situations. I don’t recommend this movie to watch. Watch it at your own risk.

Croc (2007) movie is another Crocodile movie released in 2007 (TV) but this movie is based in Thailand, if that makes any difference. There is nothing great in this movie, neither the acting of the lead actors, nor the Crocodile and not even the story of this movie. There are many times that I thought like “This is out of place, the scenes, the dialogues, the acting” watching this movie. In some scenes the actors are like “Oh, Now I should say this dialogue and act like this” it looked like a mechanical thing but not looked natural and real.

Almost all the lead actors of this movie Michael Madsen, Peter Tuinstra, Sherry Phungprasert etc are not up to the standards when it comes to their acting skills. They could have done a better job, the director could have done a better job, the script writers could have done a better job, the tech people who created the CGI Crocodile could have done a better job. The movie simply doesn’t feel like a movie to me. it could have been a better movie. I don’t recommend it to you. Don’t watch this Croc (2007) movie. Here is the IMDB listing of this movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1127177/

Primeval (2007) movie review

Primeval movie verdict: The movie Primeval (2007) is kind of OK movie to watch although the crocodile (CGI??) appears in this movie seems to be ridiculously graphic in most scenes and it’s not a total Crocodile movie, having another warlord angle to it.

The movie Primeval (2007) is inspired by the real life giant crocodile named Gustave in Burundi, which weighs over 1 Ton and measures over 20 foot (6 meter). It’s not a full crocodile movie since it also has some warlord angle to it. Although the crocodile in this movie seems very fake in most of the scenes it appears, the movie is still OK to watch because it has got more than just this crocodile. The acting of the lead actors Dominic Purcell, Brooke Langton, Orlando Jones is good enough to watch in most of the part the movie.

If you haven’t watched this movie yet, I suggest you should check this out. It may not be a great crocodile movie but it still has something in it to make it worth watching once. It has got all the suspense, nervous, horror moments that a good regular crocodile movie needs. They could have made it a better movie without the warlord angle and with a better computer graphics of the Crocodile, solely concentrating on capturing the giant Crocodile. Anyway, for those that want to take a look at this movie on IMDB here is the link. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0772193/

Killer Crocodile (1989) movie review

Killer Crocodile movie verdict: I don’t recommend this movie for you. Considering this movie was made in 1989 it may be kind of Low OK film. But not worth watching the present time. The Crocodile looks fake, and can’t do more than a few moves. Waste of your time.

Killer Crocodile (1989) movie is another crocodile movie that casts a very fake looking Crocodile. Some of the bad acting scenes are those in which the guy on the boat readily falls down into the water as if he was thinking “A small shake to the boat and now that’s where I will have to jump into the water to get eaten by the crocodile”. And you don’t need to slide down a wood bridge hanging and later into the water in order to save a small girl. You, being an adult male, could just pull her up by her hand right from top of the wood bridge. Honestly, I didn’t like this movie even a bit. In many scenes the acting looks kind of “out of place”. Don’t watch this movie unless you don’t have anything better to do and want to waste some time and get a bit irritated after you are done watching a movie. Here is the IMDB link to this movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0143338/

Agowa gongpo (1978) movie review

Agowa gongpo movie verdict: This Crocodile (1978) (Agowa gongpo) movie is not that bad considering it was made in 1978 and you get to see a Crocodile, which could match the size of a big dinosaur, cut palm trees with just a swipe of its tail and you get to watch a whole buffalo in the jaws of the Crocodile (the size comparison here) which would make you feel that the Crocodile can easily fight and win the battle with any Dinosaur you have seen in all the Jurassic Park movies upto now.

Apart from those two scenes I don’t recommend this movie to you. It’s a trash movie and you can better put your time in watching something better. Don’t watch this movie if you are looking for a good time.

And what’s with the bodybuilder guy? Every time I saw him on the screen I LOL’ed real hard. There are a lot of scenes in this Thailand based movie Agowa gongpo in which you feel the acting is “Out of place”. After watching the first five or so minutes of this movie I thought that I was going to watch another good acting movie. But later I understood the acting was terrible in most of the rest of the movie. There are many out of place scenes in this movie and probably some repetitive scenes of people falling down into the water and dying just as a result of the swipe of the Crocodile. Don’t watch this movie, it’s a waste of time. Here is the IMDB link to this movie if you want to check it out. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079011/

Saving Private Ryan (1998) movie review

Saving Private Ryan movie verdict: You should watch this movie if you haven’t done so. The first war scene is the highlight of this movie. I think, this is one of the best movies every movie watcher should watch. Unless you don’t like war movies, I highly recommend you watch this great movie.

Although there is not much to act in this movie, I must say the acting is flawless. If you don’t know this movie is directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg himself. Tom Hanks and Matt Damon did whatever they could do within the scope of their characters. The plot is so simple “Three out of the four brothers of Ryan family are dead in the war within days serving the United states forces and they try to save the remaining fourth brother James Francis Ryan who is also fighting for the states in the war. Throughout the film you will see a lot of action (blood, dead bodies, wounded soldiers etc, it’s a war movie, what more can you expect?) as you would see in any other war movie. I highly recommend this movie to any movie lovers. Here is the IMDB link to this movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/

Paranormal Activity (2007) movie review

Paranormal Activity movie verdict: This movie is not bad, that being said I have no idea how it got 6.6 rating on IMDB with over 62,000 votes (62k). Whether you know the fact that it is a home made movie or not, you will soon understand it doesn’t really feel like a movie watching it. Maybe it’s kind of a fresh trend in horror movies (there are already quite a few movies of this genre before this movie) that it managed to got the 6.6 out of 10 stars rating on IMDB. But at least some people like me feel disappointed with this movie. Probably it was because I already read the story on wikipedia before watching this movie or perhaps I grew a lot of expectations on this movie by seeing all the hype. But I really believe this movie could have been a lot better. Just watch it at least once to form your own opinion on this movie.

When you make a movie the plot should be in a way that nobody should be able to find anything wrong with it. You can’t just make a movie with immature characters as the lead just because you want to scare your audience. In Paranormal Activity, the couple could just have locked the door (all the doors of the house) because they saw in the video that the door was moving on its own while they are sleeping. They could have moved to a hotel or another house as soon as they found out not everything was alright with the house or the things they were experiencing. And most importantly, as soon as they heard some loud noise (while in sleep) the first thing they should have done is to “Turn the lights on” in the bed room and any other room, instead of going out in the dark. And who is that guy, Dr. Fredrichs? I believe his character is the worst in the movie (or most of the movies I have seen, considering this movie only has single digit characters). As soon as he comes to their house the second time and leaves immediately saying something to the effect that he must leave the place immediately that his presence was only making the demon angry

… “I laughed out loud, thinking about the stupidity of the director (pardon me) of this movie, the stupid portrayal of Dr. Fredrichs character, the three characters involved in that scene, and the crew (friends of the director, actors etc) who watched the scene shot … and probably all those that liked the scene after watching the movie” …

By the way, I watched the Alternative Ending version in which Micah goes out on hearing her scream and then you hear some sounds of a possible struggle and then she returns into the room alone closes the door and slits her own throat at the end of the movie.

When they can see the foot prints of something, how was that possible that they didn’t vacate the place immediately? Did the director want the lead characters to be dumb and stupid or even insanely adventurous? Apart from some stupid scenes which lack sense, I like the acting of Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat, the lead actors. Then again their acting is not great, in fact there is not much to show your acting skills in this movie. Paranormal Activity, in my opinion, doesn’t deserve 6.6 stars rating on IMDB. I would give the film only 5 stars at the most, even over 62 k times to make it equal to the rating given by the actual 62 k viewers who took it to 6.6 stars. Not that a great film Paranormal Activity is. Here is the IMDB link to this movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1179904/