I'm still in shock someone thought funding this travesty and waste ofairtime was a good idea... or worse yet that there would be any sort ofreturn on their investment. I watched as much of this as I couldwithout leaving the room to hurl my guts out.
I wanted to find something redeeming in the movie... something wheresome actual effort was made toward technical or factual accuracy. Evenin most bad horror movies you can usually find some point where thewriter(s) or producer(s) did their homework to appease those of us whogive a damn. Having been in a range of industries involving biological,electronics and wireless backgrounds I feel I have a pretty good handleon elements in movies that need attention toward accuracy. Just as Iexpected however, there was just nothing redeeming. I even resignedmyself to just looking for cheesy moments and scenes I could laugh at,but the novelty wore off quickly and boredom set in. Lastly, the CGI inJurassic Park over 15 years ago blew the work on this movie out of thewater.
Thankfully this will most likely only use up airtime once and never beseen again.
Where to start? The CGI was probably done on an old Mac as none of thescenes with the monsters or special (?) effects looked real. Lots ofjerky camera motion to simulate the earth moving. The actual battlebetween the 2 reptiles lasted for only a few thankful seconds. Unlessyou like really bad movies, skip it. The scenery was nice though andthe girls were pretty. Here's the plot if you are interested. Badcompany run by evil David Carradine creates overgrown reptiles thatlike to eat people. Of course they first have to munch down on thescientists that created them. Second course involves eating a bunch ofbad mercenary soldiers. Evil David sends for croc killer from bayou.Then he has his beautiful killer henchwoman try to clean up the mess.Meanwhile the reptiles munch down on some tourists (and the touristsdon't even get to see where Elvis stayed). Then, the reptiles getherded together and they dance around a bit before one of them bits theother and kills it. They blow up a factory with some C4 and grain dustin order to kill the remaining one. The End (thank God).User: Optimus13
If your ever bored at home and this movie is on( and you like creaturefeatures), this is a perfect movie. Its got all the clich?s of a scififilm making it really cheesy, funny , and fun. It starts out like anyother creature film, they both go out of control and escape and feed onthe locals. This was probably the best syfy movie of the year so far,and considering its high rating of 4.1 stars out of 10, thats reallygood for a syfy channel movie! My only problems were: 1. they didn'tstick to the original theme music. and 2. they should have at leastgiven the dinocroc its back spines like in the original, and given thesupergator a more dinosaur looking design. Just to be a homage to theoriginal.User: Stephen Parker
OK as with all made for TV movies it is tacky. Special effects werebad. The death scenes were hilarious. The acting was lame, but it wasfun. Kept me entertained (and normally it takes a lot) for 80+ minutes,and i found the girl officer quite cute, So all in all i enjoyed it ;)Not quite as silly as Mega Shark eating a plane or the Golden Gatebridge. And the big battle as promised in the title could've beenlonger, and more of the actors could've been killed off, But its whatyou kinda expect from these silly movies that syfy chuck out there. Thepart that made me laugh was the words Movie Premiere in the corner,acting like it was a big deal. It isn't but its worth a watch in myopinion. PS The girl getting bitten in half was incredibly cheesy :PUser: Paul Haakonsen
Well, first of let me start by stating that this movie was actually anotch above the rubbish that comes from the heads at SyFy. Sure, thismovie was cheesy and pretty out there, but still managed better than somany others from the same company.
You get to see the two gargantuan reptiles right away, so that wasfairly cool, and at most the CGI was adequate to look at, except forsome repeated uses of some scenes. What is up with that? As for thedialogue in the movie, well that was halting. And there was so muchover-pronunciation going on with some of the actors and actresses, itbecame unbearable to watch and much worse listening to in the long run.
The story, well nothing grand or innovating here. Pretty much by the"Hey Let's Make a Giant Monster"-movie book. It is quite honestly put,brainless action in the style of monsters going rampage and unlikelyheroes coming together and besting the monsters, of course. And thestereotypical bad guy dies by the hands of his own creation. So,basically straight from the mold of these movies.
And why was David Carradine in a movie of this caliber? That was justbeyond me, but hey, I am not one to question that, or am I? Well,anyway, this movie is better than most other SyFy movies, but still itis nothing to get your hopes up for. It is well below average as forother movies. Some giant monster movies make it work, and others fallthrough. "Dinocroc vs. Supergator" did the latter.
Might be worth your time if you like campy monster movies, or if youare a huge Carradine fan, otherwise, not really worth the hour and halfwasted of your lifespan.
of course, of COURSE this was atrocious. I couldn't stop laughing afterthe dingbat hotbabe informed the audience that they chose a crocodileand an alligator because they are amphibians.
um, they are reptiles. Frogs are amphibians. Newts. Toads. The directorof this film. Reptiles, like crocodiles and alligators, are moreevolved. At least they would never be caught dead associated with thisdrivel.
This is well worth watching if you want an example of why us humanswill eventually extinct ourselves. Not because the plot has anyinsights into how we will engineer ourselves into a biologicalcatastrophe, but because in watching this film you will realize someoneis able to earn a living making a product this stupid.
We are Romans. Welcome to the Colosseum; the end approaches.
There can't be anyone left in the civilised world, or even Belgium, whodoesn't know what to expect from a SyFy original FooCritter vs BarBeastquota filler by now.
In case you want to bake your own, here's the recipe:
A title vomited out by the Random Creature Name Generator, run twice.
One has-been Name who neglected their 401K back when they couldactually pick and choose their projects.
Half a dozen desperate wannabes, harvested from the weeping rejects ofother people's auditions.
4000lbs of assorted bikinis, short-shorts and military surplus, plussweater meat and six packs to fill them. Quality unimportant, just backthe truck up, tip them all out, and we'll film whatever works.
2 buckets of plot and lines swept from the editing room of actualfeatures.
A double-scoop of "nature's revenge" technobabble, with a generoussprinkling of pseudo-science so utterly and boldly bogus that it mustsurely qualify as deliberate nerd baiting.
60 seconds of ropey CGI, re-shown from every possible angle.
Shake vigorously and squeeze down a warm cable for 90 minutes.
Come on, you know exactly what you're getting. A dash of cleavage, asplash of CGI gore, plastic props that ejaculate the same muzzle flashevery frame for 20 seconds - no need to reload if you're not even usingreal fake guns - a corpse-a-minute, and a climax that could charitablybe described as genre compliant.
To be fair, this is a particularly moist and well baked example of therecipe. The walking snacks do a generally decent job of flashing theirfunbags and emoting their precious lines before queuing up to becomelizard chow, the girl-next-door lead poppet is all eyes and pout, themale leads aren't obvious douches, and a few scenes feature somethingshockingly close to actual acting.
The CGI in particular is surprisingly well rendered, efficiently used(and re-used), and occasionally very decently integrated into the liveshots, sometimes even matching variable light and shade - surely a SyFyfirst. The live action is also competently shot, edited and scored:this is clearly someone's day job.
All of which must be kept in perspective. Strictly relative to otherSyFy features, Dinocroc vs. Supergator is about an 8/10, which applyingthe SyFy Fudge Factor puts it at a solid 4 on the real scale. Not badat all, especially if you bring a few beers and low expectations.
There probably are a few worse movies, but they're hard to find.
First of all, the plot is so long winded and dull, you really don'tknow or care what's going on.
There's a few dinosaur like creatures and some giant mushrooms to makethe beavis and butthead crowd go "har har har".
It's got about every imaginable clich? you can think of. The effectsare good enough, but who cares except for the biggest of dorks. This isa real snoozefest.
We get the feeling that it was made by women or by men who are whippedby women, because basically it's just about gorgeous women gettingkilled. The attempts at humor are so predictable and bland that thepeople involved have to be embarrassed.
This is about as bad as it gets.
Yeah, it's no Schindler's List or The Godfather. Hell, it isn't evenclose to Jurassic Park or Avatar when considering special effects (letalone acting). However, this movie was fun! The special effects werecheesy, the acting was wooden, and every scene played out that XXXsegment could have been inserted into the middle of it and the audiencewouldn't have known, but that's what makes these movies fun! Thefilmmakers knew when making this movie no one was going to take itseriously, and if you did, shame on you. They followed the Film-making101 book of movie clich?s to make this movie a hoot! I couldn't havelaughed any harder at any other SyFy movie made in a long time, butthat is why I love these movies.
If you enjoyed this movie, you will also love KVC: Komodo vs Cobra.Pretty sure that this movie ripped off that movie, but it was such ablast. Best parts: (1) Scientist gets crushed by wall and (2) Touristbitch gets eaten!!!
Dinocroc vs. Supergator is set on a tropical island where twogenetically altered giant creatures have broken out of their cages, agiant Crocodile & a giant Alligator devour any scientist in their pathas they break free of the compound & into the lush tropical jungle. Onthe other side of the island is a holiday resort, Sheriff CharlieSwanson (John Callahan) is the local law & becomes concerned aftergetting reports of people going missing & personal items covered inblood being found. Meanwhile scientist Mark Conrad (James C. Burns) ison the island investigating the research laboratory since it was onlymeant to be conducting growth experiments on plants, he soon discoverswhat they were really up to. With the giant Alligator & Crocodileeating anyone they find it's up to Conrad, Sheriff Swanson & hisdaughter Cassidy (Amy Rasimas) along with big game hunter the Cajun tostop them & expose the truth...
Co-written & directed by the ever awful Jim Wynorski under one of hisusual pseudonym's Jay Andrews this is yet more monster film crap fromthe Sci-Fi Channel, it seems that since the cult success of Mega Sharkvs. Giant Octopus (2009) which also premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel oneRoger Corman decided to bring his two creature feature monsterstogether from Dinocroc (2004) & Supergator (2007) to make Dinocroc vs.Supergator! Expectedly Dinocroc vs. Supergator is terrible, the plotmakes no sense as it's just baffling to me & I am sure to anyone elsewho watches this why would scientists choose animals like an Alligator& Crocodile to conduct genetic growth experiments on? Maybe they shouldhave started off with an animal less likely to eat them like a Mouse ora Sardine. Yes, I listened to the nonsense about them both beingamphibious but again what's wrong with a Newt? Also if the scientistswanted certain DNA characteristic's why did the Alligator & Crocodilehave to be so big? The plot is laughably bad, since when wereAlligator's & Crocodile's 'mortal enemies' anyway? Why, when a huge maneating Crocodile is running around, would you run out of you nice safelaboratory into the courtyard where it was? Why, if there is a hugeAlligator standing in front of you & your bullets are doing no goodwould anyone just stand there & wait to be eaten instead of, like youknow, running? Would a man really be allowed to walk through a holidayresort with two guns strapped to his waist? Did no-one tell thefilmmakers that Reptiles are cold-blooded? Heat seeking thermal imagerywouldn't have worked, would it? Bullets & C4 explosives won't eventouch a giant Crocodile or Alligator yet an explosion mixed with sugarcane dust blows them to pieces. The script for Dinocroc vs. Supergatoris just crying to be ripped apart, it's full of holes & illogical crapthat makes no sense, why didn't they just call the Army in & have themnuke the damned monsters? These giant roaring stomping monsters seemable to just creep up on people without them noticing & people askquestions like 'did we lose it' or 'where is it' & I sat there thinking'well it's bloody big enough to see isn't it? It's hardly inconspicuousor a set of car keys is it?' & the whole film, script & production isjust dumb like when a guy is standing in about a foot of water & one ofthe monsters comes up from below & eats him. At just over 80 oddminutes at least it's short & it wastes no time getting into themonster action but I still found it quite dull, predictable & boring.
Everything here is CGI, to be fair some of the CGI computer effectswork is better than I anticipated (although that's faint praise indeed)& in particular the monster that walks on all fours (sorry, I don'tknow which one was meant to be Supergator or Dinocroc) is actuallyquite good but why make the other walk on it's hind legs? I though bothAlligator's & Crocodile's walked on all fours? That one just ends uplooking like a T-Rex. The actual versus fight between the two at theend is not worth the wait & is underwhelming to say the least. There'sa bit of gore here, a woman is bitten in half, there's some bloodsplatter & a Cow is seen ripped in half while lots of people get eaten.Even though this was meant to be set in the dense jungle you can seethe paths & the way the trees are cleared & I doubt the makers wentmore than a hundred yards from their hotel to film this, it's all sostatic & bland with no sense of urgency or tension or excitement.
Filmed in Hawaii & California the film looks bright & nice enough butthere's no style & it's looks just like the bland direct to TV film itis. The acting is bad, thank the Lord that the late David Carradineactually made a couple of films after this as it would have been very,very sad if Dinocroc vs. Supergator was his last credit.
Dinocroc vs. Supergator is another terrible Sci-Fi Channel creaturefeature with slightly better effects than I expected & more people geteaten than I expected so I'll give it three stars out of ten instead ofone. The very last line spoken in Dinocroc vs. Supergator at the veryend is the Cajun hunter saying 'I'm glad that's over' & at that pointyou will know exactly how he feels.
Two of the mightiest and most fearsome beasts the world has ever knownare brought together for a titanic fight to the finish. Or not.
About all these two do is prowl around some island and make occasionaljump-out-of-nowhere kills (as if creatures this big and toothy wouldneed to attack from the shadows). Characters all look suspiciouslyfamiliar. There's a Xena wanna-be who looks like Natasha from aBullwinkle cartoon. There's an Indy Jones clone, and the usual Fish &Game girl. Some Hawaiian print shirt guy blows up stuff. There are somedino-chases-jeep sequences. And don't forget the obligatory extras whoshow up just in time to get croaked.
It's intentionally campy, and really cheap. A 2-year-old with crayonscould make more realistic special effects, and the story meandersaimlessly from scene to scene. As for the clash of the titans promisedin the title; don't blink, or you might miss it. High schlock meterreading on this one, and good for some laughs at how dumb it is.