Reviews by markwells
Movies about Cedar Rapids should stay in Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids makes Vegas look like the Vatican. I have nothing against movies about amoral people so long as they make me laugh. These folks didn't.
This far-fetched Lifetime channel-ish flick quickly drifts into monotony. Although I found myself rooting for him during the last half hour of this tedious marathon, I didn't really care too much about the Russell Crowe character or his incarcerated wife. The movie didn't make me care because she wasn't shown as having a hard time in prison or being too inconvenienced. Because I stayed awake Ill give this one a C+.
Why do I feel guilty about liking this movie? Maybe because of the hand-held camera style and the way it makes you feel like you're right there, watching as something terrible happens to someone else. You don't want to look away. You want to keep watching and get a better look and try to figure out just what the heck that thing is terrorizing the city. This is where the movie succeeds. One problem: Hold the camera still. The home video effect is way overdone. Even the most amateurish of videographers would be more steady-handed. Having said that, I still liked this movie.
I don't know why this movie didn't get more attention or critical acclaim. This was a good, weird, sci fi movie.
Some things just get better with age. This is a terrific gem of a movie, the best of the series.