#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – What happens when a man-eating crocodile begins picking off tourists in beautiful Lake Placid? What if the crocodile wants to make it his home?
Plot: When a man is eaten alive by an unknown creature, the local Game Warden teams up with a paleontologist from New York to find the beast. Add to the mix an eccentric philanthropist with a penchant for “Crocs”, and here we go! This quiet, remote lake is suddenly the focus of an intense search for a crocodile with a taste for live animals…and people!
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Big Crocodile – Big Log – Big Fun.
There’s a gigantic crocodile loose in the waters of Maine. A number of local hicks and big city eccentrics converge to try and stop the beast…
Wonderful! A modern day homage to the creature feature movies of lore. It’s not a spoof, it’s a fun packed tongue in cheek thriller, hell it may even have some literary worth as regards ecological concerns, while the cultural clashes that thrive are written with knowing skill.
Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda and Brendan Gleeson are superbly underplaying things, but they all get usurped when at the 20 minute mark Oliver Platt flies in on his helicopter and promptly owns the film from that point on.
The script crackles with choice wit and sarcasm (the Gleeson/Platt on going feud an absolute joy), while Stan Winston provides beastly graphics that are blended with genuine suspense courtesy of director Steve Miner. Oh and “Golden Girl” star Betty White turns in a support slot – with a potty mouth!
Double view it with something like “Tremors”, movies that know exactly what they want to homage. 8/10
Not bad for a giant-gator Creature Feature, but Goddamn listening the dialogue in the first act is aggravating as sin.
_Final rating:★★½ – Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._
Fun, tongue in cheek monster B-movie
When a diver is cut in half by something under the water of a quiet lake in Maine, Sheriff Keough calls in the Rangers, Jack Wells and a New York palaeontologist, Kelly Scott to investigate a tooth found. Wealthy crocodile hunter Hector Cyr swoops in to insist that the creature is a crocodile. A claim that looks increasingly likely when the body count begins to rise.
You really need to be in the mood for a film like this or else you will likely hate it. If you love Tremors then you might be the sort of person that lake Placid is aimed at. The film’s strength is that it is a big silly B-movie and it knows it. The film lets us know very early on that it is not 100% serious and this then frees us up to enjoy it rather than moaning about the sheer unlikelyness of the whole affair.
The plot is daft of course, a Jaws rip off from opening sequence to final attack. The fact that the script has a great sense of humour makes this OK so when an old woman feeds a cow to the croc then it’s fine because that’s just what you’d expect in this film. Likewise the humour gives rise to plenty of funny lines which add to the feeling that the film is about fun more than scares. `Is this the man who was attacked?’ says Cyr, holding a toe found by the water `he seemed taller’ replies the sheriff. Of course at some point the ending must come and it is as overblown as you’d expect, but even then it has it’s tongue in it’s cheek (fishing with a cow!?).
The crocodile effect is a mixed bag. In some instances it is good while in others it is over animated and not realistic. For the most part though it works well enough. The cast are not that good but deliver wooden performances in a good way (if that’s possible). Platt steals every scene he is in by getting all the funny lines (`yeah well they conceal that sort of information in books’ being a put down I fully intend to use given the chance). Pullman is given a less glamorous task of being the leading man while Fonda is like Ally McBeal in the woods! Gleeson is great fun bouncing off Platt and Betty White is so crazy that it’s hard not to laugh!
Overall this is a big budget silly B-movie that laughs at itself. If you are not in the mood for that, or can’t accept it for what it is then you’d do well to avoid this film. For all others there is enough good lines and silly fun to be had here to help you enjoy it, even if you do forget it shortly after watching it.
It isn’t meant to be Citizen Kane, and it sure is funnier…
Quite a few complaints about this one… a shame, really. I love this movie. I saw it three times in the theater and after renting it a few more I bought the video.
Oliver Platt is perpetually good in any role he takes… his Professor Cyr character in this is HILARIOUS! Brendan Gleeson is also brilliant as Sheriff Keough.
You have to keep in mind that this isn’t The Piano or Shawshank Redemption… it’s just a fun movie about a bigass crocodile. The special effects are excellent (really beats the hell out of that horrible CGI snake in Anaconda) and the dialogue between characters is hilarious.
I’ll put it simply… if you liked Tremors, you’ll like Lake Placid. The humor is actually more well-written and it’s about the same level of gore.
If you didn’t like Lake Placid, chances are you’re too uptight to enjoy a fun monster movie and should go rent a French film noir or anything else that’s nice and pretentious.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 22 min (82 min)
Genre Action, Comedy, Horror
Director Steve Miner
Writer David E. Kelley
Actors Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson
Production Company Fox 2000 Pictures, Rocking Chair Productions, Phoenix Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1, 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm