Tremors (PG-13) - 1990 - Runtime: 96 minutes
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter
Director: Ron Underwood
Ahh, Kevin Bacon, you seem to never disappoint. Tremors is a fantastically awful B-movie. It's not a bad movie, but it's not great - it holds its head up high and knows that it's just full of cheese and zaniness. I mean, giant man-eating worms attacking small town America? How more 50s-centric sci-fi referencing can you get?
Bacon Bacon's it up in this one, along with Fred Ward as they play two country boys looking to get outta dodge while they can. But of course an out of towner hottie (well, hot by B-movie and 80s standards) college girl has mess things up by discovering giant ass worms. So Bacon and Ward to the rescue to help the rest of the town's population survive and fight back! The plot's barely important in this one - it's all about those giant worms and the hell they unleash. They're pretty fantastic, but they're blind, hence they only hunt through sound. After what seems like a long time in discovering these creatures (it's like half an hour before they really start to attack!), they decide to get on the rooftops to avoid the ground. The movie's barely scary and not really suspenseful at all. And I think that's why I really can't recommend this one - it's just a little too dull and there's not enough action to keep this thing chugging along at a decent pace!
The best part about this movie is the married couple who have been preparing for the apocolypse since they exchanged vows. That's the best part of the movie is when they're trapped in the basement trying to fend a worm off. I just wish the rest of the movie was like this. Except there's too much ho-humming and "Shucks, what do we do now?" dialogging. More action, please!!
So as much as I regret this rating, I feel like I'd being doing a disservice if I recommended this one. As much cheese and cornball this movie is, it's just not a great movie!
Rating: Not Worth Paying For!