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4.0 out of 5 stars Itsy Bitsy Spider!, 11 Jun. 2004
This review is from: Eight Legged Freaks [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
I love this type of 'big bugs' movie and now that i have seen this film, i am actually very suprised at why it did so poorly at the box office, and why the critics slated it so much. Ok its not the best movie you will every watch, but its still an entertaining film to watch if you want to pass away a few hours.
The plot is quite simple; a truck driver skids on a road and accidently releases one of his barrels of toxic chemicals into a nearby lake. Unfortunately there happens to be an exotic spider farm very nearby and when they all escape and somehow ingest these chemicals, they turn into huge killer spiders who are extreamly hungry.
As they go on a ramage into the small town killing everyone in sight, the fate of the people rests in the hands of sexy police sherif and Chris Macormic who has returned to stop the nasty mayor from selling his fathers mine. They make a radio broadcast to the town telling everyone to meet at the Prosperity Mall (i don't know how they got the money to build it in a small town in Arizona) which will offer much more protection. Still the spiders manage to penetrate the steel doors and the concrete walls of the mall, and so the people are forced to flee down into the minds, where they stumble accross the spiders nest and the female, which is three times as big as the others.
I'm not really sure what you would call this film; its not scary enough to be a horror, not funny enough to be a spoof or comedy, but theres a really nice mix of all three along with plenty of use of CGI, which although is overall quite good, it is really obvious and the film never feels totally real.
Overall though a good film which although was not received very well by the public or the critics is still very entertaining and is one of those films which doesn't require you to think about the story too much. You just watch the film, enjoy it, and go home more scared of spiders than you went in. Recommended.
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