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The Curse of the Komodo (2004)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi | Action  -  13 April 2004 (USA)
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Genetically-engineered Komodo dragons have become ginormous creatures hunting people on a remote tropical island. A small group of scientists must stop the dragons before they escape the island and destroy the rest of the world.

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Genetically-engineered Komodo dragons have become ginormous creatures hunting people on a remote tropical island. A small group of scientists must stop the dragons before they escape the island and destroy the rest of the world.

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It's hungry.

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Horror | Sci-Fi | Action

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Rated R for language, violence and some nudity | See all certifications »

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The white van driving into Pearl Harbor Naval Base also has California license plates. The BMW SUV with CA plates has a different style of plates on the rear, the front plate is obviously California. See more »

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Dr. Dawn Porter: Looks like our serum really works Professor! The valence readings are up almost 600%. I mean they're off the charts! The growth potential here is enormous!
Prof. Nathan Phipps: Listen, I want you and Becky to get back here as soon as possible. With that kind of exponential reaction there's no telling what kind of mutations have occurred. We run the risk of a complete molecular breakdown.
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No mutant komodo dragons were harmed in the making of this film. See more »

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Komodos turning prey into zombies!
29 April 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Diplodocus-sized Komodo dragons stalk the inhabitants of a small island off Hawaii, the result of a Defence experiment gone awry. When the local team of scientists are mysteriously joined by a band of fugitives of a fatal casino heist, the two groups must co-operate to survive whilst the mainland Defence department organises a deadly napalm mission to neutralise the situation, and cover all the tracks.

Something of a sequel to "Komodo" though baring no relation to the predecessor, both in terms of production quality or storyline (not to suggest that the original was a memorable debut for the killer Komodo theme). The cast is fairly obscure for talent, but there's an over-abundance of cleavage if that's your tonic; Melissa Brasselle and Glori-Anne Gilbert's characters are a buxom if brain-dead duo, with whom even buffed-up muscle-man Paul Logan's pecks can't compete. Ex British playmate, Gail Harris supplies the scientific credentials vis-à-vis a British accent, but despite her flamboyant background, stays fully clothed throughout. Only Arthur Roberts and George 'Buck' Flower offer a link (albeit a tenuous one) to mainstream cinema with frivolous bit parts.

Aside from the scarcity of recognisable personnel on screen, there also seems to have been a strike in the special effects department, where more effort was paid in the creation of a ridiculous zombie tangent, where contact with the Komodo's drool causes a septicaemia akin to the behaviour of one of Lucio Fulci's zombie flesh-eaters. The predators rarely look convincing, and despite churning the ammunition, there are only a couple of beasts with which to contend. And yet it still takes 84 minutes to end the carnage that is the film "Curse of the Komodo".


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