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Reptile 2001 (1999)

2001 Yonggary (original title)
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It's been asleep for two hundred million years. Now it been awakened by aliens from another galaxy. The aliens are using Yonggary to destroy mankind.

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Dan Cashman ...
Lt. Gen. George Murdock
Bruce Cornwell ...
Mr. Mills, N.S.I.A.
Dennis Howard ...
Maj. Gen. Jack Thomas
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Maj. Gen. Don 'Boom Boom' Howell
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Dr. Campbell (as Richard B. Livingston)
Donna Philipson ...
Holly Davis
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Lt. O'Neil
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Bud Black
Eric Briant Wells ...
Captain Parker (as Briant Wells)
Harrison Young ...
Dr. Wendel Hughes
D.J. Robbins
Derrick Costa ...
Sgt. Archie
Johanna Parker ...
Sgt. Romiski, T-Force
Alex Walters ...
Sgt. Michaels, T-Force
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Sgt. Sanchez
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A team of scientists working on a remote dig site find the buried body of an enormous monster, perfectly preserved even after 200 million years. As soon as the beast is uncovered, however, an alien spacecraft suddenly appears above them and brings the monster back to life! The creature immediately sets about levelling the surrounding urban landscape and shrugging off the best firepower the military can throw at it. A lone scientist, working on decrypting an ancient set of hieroglyphics, may be on the verge of finding the aliens' weak point, but will it be too late? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »

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17 July 1999 (South Korea)  »

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Reptilian  »

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KRW 10,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Monster runs amok; as campy as it sounds
27 February 2010 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

At first the movie seems to be serious. A powerful wraith is unleashed by some archaeologist guy who has an inflated vision of his own importance. Then some dinosaur bones are found. And some poorly animated aliens show up--they know the monster or something. Soon, things are going downhill fast. Either it's a parody of some other loud sci-fi's, or it's just downright insanity.

The satired movies include (but or not limited to) Godzilla (97 version) and Independence Day. Also some demented legend stuff. A big ugly creature with a propensity for smashing helicopters goes on a rampage, and then winds up in a city somewhere. Another rampage. I love the cheap CGI insertions over old footage: while a 50 foot monster battles jets with rockets and buildings are being destroyed, directly below in the background, calm traffic is rolling back and forth like this happens every day. Many buildings are blasted by fire, but subsequent shots show no fires anywhere, lol. Also, scenes where the thing casually dodges missiles: priceless.

Corny lines are numerous. Action is dizzy and non-stop, and clichés are everywhere. The movie just mocks itself, and it's good enough for a few laughs.


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