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Two of the mightiest and most fearsome beasts the world has ever known
are brought together for a titanic fight to the finish. Or not.
About all these two do is prowl around some island and make occasional jump-out-of-nowhere kills (as if creatures this big and toothy would need to attack from the shadows). Characters all look suspiciously familiar. There's a Xena wanna-be who looks like Natasha from a Bullwinkle cartoon. There's an Indy Jones clone, and the usual Fish & Game girl. Some Hawaiian print shirt guy blows up stuff. There are some dino-chases-jeep sequences. And don't forget the obligatory extras who show up just in time to get croaked.
It's intentionally campy, and really cheap. A 2-year-old with crayons could make more realistic special effects, and the story meanders aimlessly from scene to scene. As for the clash of the titans promised in the title; don't blink, or you might miss it. High schlock meter reading on this one, and good for some laughs at how dumb it is.
Documented accounts of Dinocroc and Supergator.
With real-life in-depth scares and action filmed in true documentary style filming, capturing the fear and damage that these two monsters do.
The title alone should bring chills to your spine and the gripping violent rage that these two monstrous beasts should have you glued to your seat with pure fright.
Look for other documentaries of this sort - such as DinoShark, Mega Shark Vs Crocosaurus, Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, Mega Piranha and Super Shark - all true accounts of verified large scale beasts which will keep your heart pounding with sheer fright.
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of course, of COURSE this was atrocious. I couldn't stop laughing after
the dingbat hotbabe informed the audience that they chose a crocodile
and an alligator because they are amphibians.
um, they are reptiles. Frogs are amphibians. Newts. Toads. The director of this film. Reptiles, like crocodiles and alligators, are more evolved. At least they would never be caught dead associated with this drivel.
This is well worth watching if you want an example of why us humans will eventually extinct ourselves. Not because the plot has any insights into how we will engineer ourselves into a biological catastrophe, but because in watching this film you will realize someone is able to earn a living making a product this stupid.
We are Romans. Welcome to the Colosseum; the end approaches.
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"i know lizards. alligators and crocodiles are mortal enemies."
The first 5 minutes have to be among the funniest TV ever created. There is no introduction, no dialogs, just getting down to action filled business. It actually just starts with these words from the large breasted head scientist: "everybody out now. it's escaped." than a wall just explodes and the SUPERgiant SUPERcgi SUPERgator dashes after some white suited "scientists". one of the scientist screams while being swallowed whole with one bite and the subtitles actually say: "Ah!". That was at least a three A scream. There even is a slow motion sequence of the SUPERgator snatching for some sweet sciency meat. Meanwhile the large breasted one phones Kung Fu to establish the "real" monster. (humanity? who would have thought?!) Shortly after that another wall explodes and DINOcroc joins the party. So absurd, so surreal, I laughed my ass off.
The same scene is later used again, this time in black and white for a flashback. It was even funnier.
There are some scenes that have to make their way into the hilarious horror hall of fame.
1. the waterfall scene. not only gets the guy snatched by the SUPERgator from below while standing knee deep in a puddle, but also the girl doesn't hear a 10 foot high DINOcroc sneaking up from behind. Amazing!!
2. here comes the cavalry. black-suits, of course. except one, who wears camouflage. my explanation is: they ran out of costumes, so they got one that was laying around from another movie. another evidence for this is that they have a strange assortment of weaponry. also, the way how they fire their guns is ridiculous, the black guy keeps jiggling it like crazy, right before he and one other call for extraction conveniently standing with their backs to a body of water...
3. the whirlpool scene. some wishful thinking there. A rich Horror director with two busty ladies? He should have gone all the way and call the guy Jim Wynorski.
4. the sheriff's death. they use the same cgi footage of the croc running past the strange brown shag THREE TIMES with only seconds between. it takes the lightning fast SUPERgator, who can at other times outrun a car exactly 60 (!) seconds to cross the 5m gap. That was so amazing, when the daughter tried to pull her father away, i was on the floor dying of laughter.
5. the showdown. you just have to see it to believe it. all i can say is this: when the dinosaurs try to take over the world again, we'll have some sugar ready.
In short: amazing entertainment, you cant tell me that SyFy doesn't want these movies to be exactly like this.
Part Horror! Part Comedy! All Awesome!
and watch out. on SyFy, later this year, it is PIRANHACONDA. Part Snake! Part Fish! All Killer! F*ck Yeah.
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Dinocroc vs. Supergator is set on a tropical island where two
genetically altered giant creatures have broken out of their cages, a
giant Crocodile & a giant Alligator devour any scientist in their path
as they break free of the compound & into the lush tropical jungle. On
the other side of the island is a holiday resort, Sheriff Charlie
Swanson (John Callahan) is the local law & becomes concerned after
getting reports of people going missing & personal items covered in
blood being found. Meanwhile scientist Mark Conrad (James C. Burns) is
on the island investigating the research laboratory since it was only
meant to be conducting growth experiments on plants, he soon discovers
what they were really up to. With the giant Alligator & Crocodile
eating anyone they find it's up to Conrad, Sheriff Swanson & his
daughter Cassidy (Amy Rasimas) along with big game hunter the Cajun to
stop them & expose the truth...
Co-written & directed by the ever awful Jim Wynorski under one of his usual pseudonym's Jay Andrews this is yet more monster film crap from the Sci-Fi Channel, it seems that since the cult success of Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009) which also premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel one Roger Corman decided to bring his two creature feature monsters together from Dinocroc (2004) & Supergator (2007) to make Dinocroc vs. Supergator! Expectedly Dinocroc vs. Supergator is terrible, the plot makes no sense as it's just baffling to me & I am sure to anyone else who watches this why would scientists choose animals like an Alligator & Crocodile to conduct genetic growth experiments on? Maybe they should have started off with an animal less likely to eat them like a Mouse or a Sardine. Yes, I listened to the nonsense about them both being amphibious but again what's wrong with a Newt? Also if the scientists wanted certain DNA characteristic's why did the Alligator & Crocodile have to be so big? The plot is laughably bad, since when were Alligator's & Crocodile's 'mortal enemies' anyway? Why, when a huge man eating Crocodile is running around, would you run out of you nice safe laboratory into the courtyard where it was? Why, if there is a huge Alligator standing in front of you & your bullets are doing no good would anyone just stand there & wait to be eaten instead of, like you know, running? Would a man really be allowed to walk through a holiday resort with two guns strapped to his waist? Did no-one tell the filmmakers that Reptiles are cold-blooded? Heat seeking thermal imagery wouldn't have worked, would it? Bullets & C4 explosives won't even touch a giant Crocodile or Alligator yet an explosion mixed with sugar cane dust blows them to pieces. The script for Dinocroc vs. Supergator is just crying to be ripped apart, it's full of holes & illogical crap that makes no sense, why didn't they just call the Army in & have them nuke the damned monsters? These giant roaring stomping monsters seem able to just creep up on people without them noticing & people ask questions like 'did we lose it' or 'where is it' & I sat there thinking 'well it's bloody big enough to see isn't it? It's hardly inconspicuous or a set of car keys is it?' & the whole film, script & production is just dumb like when a guy is standing in about a foot of water & one of the monsters comes up from below & eats him. At just over 80 odd minutes at least it's short & it wastes no time getting into the monster action but I still found it quite dull, predictable & boring.
Everything here is CGI, to be fair some of the CGI computer effects work is better than I anticipated (although that's faint praise indeed) & in particular the monster that walks on all fours (sorry, I don't know which one was meant to be Supergator or Dinocroc) is actually quite good but why make the other walk on it's hind legs? I though both Alligator's & Crocodile's walked on all fours? That one just ends up looking like a T-Rex. The actual versus fight between the two at the end is not worth the wait & is underwhelming to say the least. There's a bit of gore here, a woman is bitten in half, there's some blood splatter & a Cow is seen ripped in half while lots of people get eaten. Even though this was meant to be set in the dense jungle you can see the paths & the way the trees are cleared & I doubt the makers went more than a hundred yards from their hotel to film this, it's all so static & bland with no sense of urgency or tension or excitement.
Filmed in Hawaii & California the film looks bright & nice enough but there's no style & it's looks just like the bland direct to TV film it is. The acting is bad, thank the Lord that the late David Carradine actually made a couple of films after this as it would have been very, very sad if Dinocroc vs. Supergator was his last credit.
Dinocroc vs. Supergator is another terrible Sci-Fi Channel creature feature with slightly better effects than I expected & more people get eaten than I expected so I'll give it three stars out of ten instead of one. The very last line spoken in Dinocroc vs. Supergator at the very end is the Cajun hunter saying 'I'm glad that's over' & at that point you will know exactly how he feels.
Thank god for Roger Corman. I know everyone thinks that SyFy has cheesy
movies, but that is what SyFy does AND they give young directors a
chance at directing a movie.
Remember those cheesy fiction films from the 50's? Remember the gorilla with a diver's helmet? Yep. Or that crab creature running the world. SyFy comes from that tradition. And of course those classic B movies have aged quite well. I suspect in 50 yrs these movies will have the same panache. But they are two close in time to Jaws, ET, and other big budget epics that make them seem sub standard, which they are, but they are cheap fun. And you get to see new actors.
And, they are ripe material for the next generation of MST 3K.
In Dinocroc, the "cajun" man has real potential. Anybody know Timothy Oliphant? Remember Blair Witch 2, or Hit-man? He got his start there.
Where else can they go to get a million dollar budget and direct something. That means, crew, actors, music track catering,editing...they are learning their craft. Some will rise to the top as they did in the old days of the Corman studio system where he gave young directors a shot at directing, like Scorsese and many others.
Now you all know the plot of this movie. How can you loose with babes in bikinis, and tourist being eaten. That is the core of Corman. Now some directors with panache may add some style to a movie with oddball humor or original twists.
For example, when the tourist got off the bus and the croc was coming, a quip would be:
Daughter: "Dad, what do you think when the croc gets of whiff of those tourists, what will he think".
Sheriff: "Dunno, maybe...lunch is ready?"
Take Tremors, for example. A really good film with Kevon Bacon and Fred ward, it is a story of a huge worm that is eating people. Very original, clever, and imaginative and fun and in broad daylight.
Bacon: "I got me a plan".
So you have hot babes (being eaten), tourists (being eaten), army guys (being eaten) bus drivers (being eaten) sheriff (beging eaten), and people running around screaming in this movie. Stir. Repeat. Add sauce.
Some reviewers wonder how sugar cane dust can kill these monsters. Well, have you ever seen a grain elevator explosion? Dust is more potent than C4.
The gator/car chase was really ridiculous tho. It is true that gators can run up to 30mph. They seldom do. It takes to much energy to move that mass and they rather lounge around and catch unwary prey.
Even the fastest animals do not chase anything for very long.
So enjoy those SyFy movies for giving directors a break and providing some low cost entertainment. They have to keep the doors open until the next Battleship Galactica.
We love you Roger.
Glad this movie made such controversy in the ratings. This movie
cracked me up all night, put me in such a good mood all day the next.
It has everything you can expect from a Hollywood film, but fails your
normal expectations and standards.
I strongly advise those who go in to see this movie MUST see it with a light heart and a silliness that many people forget when watching movies.
The off beat editing and over the top seriousness of the script and uncanny plot creates a comedic dynamic to the whole story. The CGI is awfully nostalgic in a way which reminds us of the days when movies aren't all about computer graphics.
The difference in acting skill is fun to watch, as you get a real sense of how to differentiate good actors from bad ones. Overall, there are a lot of things to watch for in this movie, and you can be sure there'll never be a dull moment when you're not laughing about something. :D
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In yet another SYFY/NEW HORIZON'S production, B movie king ROGER CORMAN
& his daughter JULIE, present this B movie cheeseburger about two
monsters that escape from a government testing lab & then go on the lam
eating anything human as they go, until a swamp hunter known only as
the "Cajun" an undercover investigator, a local sheriff & a fish & game
officer sent to track it down & stop them both, but it looks like the
creatures aren't the only enemies they have to worry about, as a
dangerous female assassin & her boss (Played by the late David
CARRADINE) are also in it for all they can get. Within time, the group
tries to get the two creatures to meet & fight each other to increase
their odds of survival & hopefully take down the surviving creature
much easier, that is unless of course the creatures or the assassin &
her boss gets them first. If DINOCROC VS. SUPERGATOR has taught us
anything, it's the fact that practically anything that is basically
about anything, can get made into a feature. Still have that script you
wrote as a kid about a killer pencil that wants to rule the world? or
how about sitting down to write a script now, about a dog that is cross
bred with a bat, that causes the canine to grow wings & longer fangs
that can fly, bite other neighbourhood dogs & turn them into more like
him & then his pals & he fly over to a small coastal community to munch
on human flesh? trust me if a film like this can get written & put
before the camera's & get distribution & if even sillier ideas then the
ones mentioned can be written by you can get the same treatment.
DINOCROC VS. SUPERGATOR doesn't however (make that thankfully) pretend
to be anything it's not, it's pure, bad, instant camp, B movie cheese
that you can't help but watch, but feel bad about wasting an hour &
thirty minutes watching it afterwards. At least the film contains
several bikini babes & some impressive CGI monsters not to mention fare
directing from B movie prince JIM WYNORSKI, in fact Wynorski who's
entire catalogue of films are pure B movie cheese, has yet to
disappoint me, he makes films that he wants to make & it's obvious he
enjoys these kinds of movies, because he's made so many of them. The
acting wavers between good & bad & in reality the whole fight between
the two monsters near the end of the film is less than two minutes & is
as boring a fight as you'll ever witness on screen, but at least the
film is made with heart & those who enjoyed some of Roger's other films
should get a kick out of this. The body count is high, the girls are
cute & the CGI blood most plentiful, plus the scenery is nice & that
all makes up for one heck of a fun B movie experience. Definitely
recommended for non demanding B movie buffs.
Outrageously fun mayhem of a movie featuring two giant crocs.
Great movie because of outrageous motion sequences involving the two monsters. See the two lovers getting eaten by the croc. See the cameraman getting eaten. See the worker getting smashed under a wall Dino croc blasted open. The action is hilariously funny. And David Carridine's performance is pretty good.
What makes this movie good is because it has lots of attitudes and they're funny in kind of a good way.
One of a better movie from Syfy channel. Everyone and everything has attitudes in this movie, and is a kicker to watch.
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Yeah, it's no Schindler's List or The Godfather. Hell, it isn't even
close to Jurassic Park or Avatar when considering special effects (let
alone acting). However, this movie was fun! The special effects were
cheesy, the acting was wooden, and every scene played out that XXX
segment could have been inserted into the middle of it and the audience
wouldn't have known, but that's what makes these movies fun! The
filmmakers knew when making this movie no one was going to take it
seriously, and if you did, shame on you. They followed the Film-making
101 book of movie clichés to make this movie a hoot! I couldn't have
laughed any harder at any other SyFy movie made in a long time, but
that is why I love these movies.
If you enjoyed this movie, you will also love KVC: Komodo vs Cobra. Pretty sure that this movie ripped off that movie, but it was such a blast. Best parts: (1) Scientist gets crushed by wall and (2) Tourist bitch gets eaten!!!
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