Thursday, July 8, 2010

Review: Carnosaur 2 (1995)

Like Aliens? Good, this is the same movie. Pretty much scene by scene. Remember the Dropship pilot Ferro getting killed by an Alien? Just change it to a helicopter, raptor, and some girl you don't know. You loved Hudson? Does this sound familiar? "How did they cut the power man? They're lizards man!" They don't even try to hide it. Does that mean it's good? Well, it's better than the first. They got rid of the retarded women birthing eggs bit. The dinosaurs still look pretty fake, and they reuse some shots at the end of the movie since they steal the climatic battle from the original film, but hey, give 'em a break. They had to rip off the Queen vs. Powerloader fight too. It's not easy to cannibalize your own work and someone else's. If you had to suffer through one of these, Carnosaur 2 would be your best bet. The acting is an improvement over the first, but that's not saying much. It's not like you'll really care about anyone in it, but then again, if you have some insane thirst for dinosaur-induced bloodshed, this may just be your fountain of youth.

Confession time: I actually like this movie. I'm a huge Aliens fan so throwing in dinosaurs works for me. It's horribly flawed and not original by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, a lot of it is awful, but it's not like we've had many (any) good bloody dinosaur movies. And this one is a lot more fun than the first. Yeah, I think it's just cause I love Aliens so much. That is a perfect movie.


  1. I took my nephew to see the first Carnosaur, and he was extremely appreciative. After the film he lectured me on the feasibility of the science presented in the film. It was the last time I took him to the cinema.

    That being said, I am a fan of lower budget work. It let's you watch people being innovative to try and cut corners. Occasionally a burst of true creativity emerges from something which is outrageously bad. Also, people who would never get an opportunity to do their thing in the Hollywood machine have an opportunity to develop as a artists. Sure, their work won't be on display at Cannes, but thank God for direct to DVD and target marketing.

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  3. Ha ha This movie sounds awesome! Great review!


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