Friday, August 12, 2011


Director:  Greg Mclean

Dimension Films, Rated R

2007  99mins.

From IMDb:  An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile.

When I first saw the preview for this, I was a little hesitant. We have all seen numerous alligator/crocodile movies that all come across animated/computerized and "fake" looking. Within the first 30 minutes, I was actually quite impressed. It did have a good story behind it. The movie doesn't speed up and have the croc attacking everything right away. It builds up to the first attack, and even then you don't see what actually attacks..just a small glimpse of a tail slicing through the water.

While you continue watching it, slowly the movie introduces the "enemy". I was impressed that despite trying to make it look like a godzilla sized croc, they limited the amount of computerized actions. It made it more believable to a certain degree of course.

It keeps a good pace and has enough to keep the viewer interested in watching to see if the beast wins or loses in the end.

Overall, it may be another water beast attacking humans movie, but I found it worth watching if you are looking for a fun movie on a rainy day.

I would give this movie a 3.5/5.

Bidding you bloody nightmares,


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