Here's a franchise I'd pretty much forgotten all about!
I'm still not sure I've seen any of the prequels, but the Tremors rang a few bells. It made me wonder if this really was the fifth or if it just had a 5 to make it seem like there had been many before it... but the five was no lie! It's an old franchise and still alive! I need to see some of the prequels too.
It's like a B-movie meets National Geographic, with impressive props, special effects, and some pretty tough characters. Seems some animals were definitely harmed in the making of this movie though. I guess it's Africa after all. South Africa, to be precise, and the new people we meet there all fit the mold perfectly. Den Bravers most of all!
All the talk of Graboids and Assblasters I could do without (they gave me a dubious first impressions of how the movie would turn out too) but when it comes to the action I am impressed! They get that grindhouse vibe down to the last brittle letter. From the blood to the guns to the billowing sand.
Michael Gross and Jamie Kennedy play the main guys, Pearl Thusi the main girl and... well there's a few more and they were all great, what more can I say? I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not blockbuster quality, but it is a B-movie at it's very best. No doubt.
Here's a pretty spot on summary from one IMDB review: it's a
old school popcorn movie with some bad-ass monsters.
rated 3/5: not bad