Customer Review

Reviewed in Canada on January 1, 2003
Fans of giant monster movies unite. Yes, you. The same people who loved Jurassic Park, Tremors, and Jaws. The same people who (can you believe it?) sat through the sequels to all these movies just to see more movies with cheesy plots about monsters chomping innocent people. Your time has come.
This movie doesn't try to be serious. It tries to be ridiculous. It's a perfect parody of every monster movie ever. The toxic waste that makes the spiders grow. The nerdy kid genius who no one will believe. The oh-so-lovely female sherrif. The local consiracy theory freak. The greedy bad guy who's responsible for the disaster. The ordinary guy turned loveable hero. Oh, and the Giant Spiders.
Yes, despite all the classic trimmings, this movie is really about the Giant Spiders. And they don't disappoint. They're creepy, crawly, explode nicely, drip ooze, and (I love this) screen when shot and laugh when they think they're going to get you. Some people love the special effects, some people hate them. I love them. But what I love more than the special effects is the dialog in this film. Everybody plays their character well in this movie, but some of the lines they say in this film are really hilarious.
I recommend this movie to anyone who loves giant monster movies. It's worth watching just to see Kari Wuhrer again. I loved her in Beastmaster II:Through the Portal of Time (I can't believe I just said that).
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