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Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)

PG-13  |  Video  |   |  Action, Comedy, Horror  |  2 January 2004 (USA)
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A prequel to Tremors (1990), this movie tells us about the founders of Rejection Valley and how they defended it against the dirt dragons AKA graboids.



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10 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tremors was a great movie, Tremors 2 was highly entertaining and Tremors 3 was also fun to watch. In Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, prequel to the previous three movies, they keep it going with an interesting plot outline, a few laughs here and there plus the world's most notorious worms: Groundoids. The movie takes place in the late 1800's and our hero, Micheal Gross, is investigating the mysterious disappearances of the mine workers. He then discovers the evil, fast speed worms and somehow must defeat them. this movie isn't all that different to the first one, except its set in the 1800's and they sometimes call the groundoids "dirt dragons". overall the film is not great, but pretty enjoyable so if you see this straight to video film on the Si-Fi Channel, its worth a watch. Tremors 4 is a good movie, all of them are good so lets hold it there guys. No Tremors 5, don't ruin the series.

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