Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Movie Review: DINOCROC

Charles Napier, a Roger Corman super-regular, always does a great job, for about forty years now. I’m no hair critic, but; if that’s a piece, it’s a damn good one; if it’s plugs, the doctor was an artist; if it’s his hair, god bless him; either way it’s not the most natural hairline. Whatever it is, I wish I had it.

I love this movie. First time I saw it was on a bus, kind of a short ride for Thailand, three-and-a-half hours. It was in Thai, I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen it in English. No matter, you know what’s going on in a movie like this. It was a good ride. I had a ham and cheese sandwich too, home made, toasted.

Matt Berlenghi is a favorite of mine, he’s so sincere. You may call it a bad Bogart imitation but it gets to me every time. I remember him from “All My Children,” Brian something-or-other I think, who was his girlfriend? Beth, somehow, she was the daughter of Mark, Erica’s brother. I’m pretty sure.

I think the guy’s really likeable, and he’s a hard worker, that’s for sure, no sleepwalking “where’s-my-check” MF, that’s for sure. I like the guy. He’s great in “Dinocroc.” I ran into him at Kinko’s one time, I overheard him on the phone with his agent about a TV project. Usually I leave movie people alone, they don’t need my validation, but I’m a fan so I went over. “Glad you’re working, man! I love all your stuff; you were great in Dinocroc; I remember you from All My Children.” He was very gracious; I was as happy as a little girl.

Great music, I’d hire that guy in a minute; great false ending; one of the greatest monster denouement in film history, from the heart and way up close and personal; teaser end-credits, no surprise there.

Anybody with $100 million can make a great special effects movie; just try it with about two percent of that. These people did, and they succeeded all the way.

Four stars out of five, and only one is for effort.


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Anonymous said...

Denouement is a cool word! High five. Love the storm story for the pipe organ metaphor if nothing else!