23 August 2011

Tuesday Cap - Vol. 31

Title: Alligator

Notes: I won't criticize anyone for not having seen this little gem, but if Creature Features are your thing, one really ought to check this out. Years ago, when the Sci-Fi Channel was actually good and something worth talking about, they played ALLIGATOR and its sequel, cleverly named ALLIGATOR 2. In the last two years ALLIGATOR hit the DVD world, and unfortunately, part 2 did not. These two flicks have a certain charm to them. The writers, director, and actor all know they're not making one of the greatest movies of all time, but they aim to make the bestest alligator-on-the-loose flick they can with their limited budget. The writing sucks, and the actors kinda just show up for the roles, but I like to think it's all part of the bigger plan of channeling this deliberate B-movie vibe. A bigger budgeted homage film, in a way. As for the alligator, the real star of the piece, well - he doesn't disappoint. When the alligator gets loose - and I don't really think that's a spoiler people - it causes some fantastic mayhem, including a poor birthday and wedding surprise. Not great, but very good, if anyone wants to throw on some hammy Creature flicks and rekindle the good ol' days of these classics you can't do so without ALLIGATOR. Seriously, Netflix it, then download the sequel. If you haven't heard of it 'till now, you're welcome for introducing you to it. Go watch and enjoy. Really, run!

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