The Jurassic Dead – Out Now on VOD

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Another one of those blockbuster rip-offs, where it’s only similar in name, and the actors are either trying too hard or not at all. The plot revolves around dinosaurs being reanimated, and a group of people who just happen to get stuck in the facility where this is happening. It’s as if the film was made for a laugh. The sets look like they wouldn’t be out of place on medieval nerd kids game show Knightmare, and in fact, some of the monsters wouldn’t be out of place either. It’s pretty bold that they went down the road of practical effects in this day and age, despite the fact that the effects would’ve looked dated in the early 80’s. These dino’s look like the sort of animatronics that you would probably find in a second rate amusement park.

It seems inspired by certain video games, with a big nod to the likes of Resident Evil, with the Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata playing in the middle of the film, and acting and cinematography on par with the opening cutscene of the first game. Although the latter may or may not be be a coincidence. And obviously Dino Crisis. There are heavy handed references too, almost descending into Big Bang Theory territory, given the amount of time something crops up in the dialogue.

I don’t keep it a secret that I enjoy bad movies. Sometimes they can be as entertaining as good ones, but this is a case of so bad its bad. Life’s too short for this kind of crap. That being said, where else are you going to find a movie where a guy has a fist fight with a huge dinosaur? And wins! And you could make a great drinking game with all the video game references.

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

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