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John 'Bud' Cardos
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When a meteor shower hits an old Soviet space station in the orbit of Earth, parts and debris crash into the New York subway tunnel near the Noble Street Station. The traffic controller Jason sends his colleague Jimmy to inspect the damage but soon he is found dead. The doctor finds a bite on his leg and eggs inside his body, and Jason takes one of them to ask his wife Rachel to test in the laboratory where she works. When he goes with the subway security team to the location where Jimmy was found, they discover a nest of strong and carnivorous spiders. Meanwhile Col. Jenkins and the Russian scientist Dr. Darnoff discuss the special breed of spiders genetically developed in the space with zero gravity that would build a powerful nest that would be used in military purpose. Further, they need the queen's egg that Jason gave to his wife. Then and he lies to the population telling that there is a deadly virus in the neighborhood where Jimmy was found and they hunt Jason and his family. ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
May be a sequel to the 2000 movie Spiders. See more »
The soldiers and Col. Jenkins try to hold off the spiders. Jenkins is using his handgun before he decides to use the heavy caliber gun. Before using the heavy caliber gun, he puts his handgun on the side leaving the holster on his right side empty. When he is taken down by a spider, the handgun is back in the holster. See more »
Why is he opened up like that and what are those... what's that crap inside of his body?
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Star Wars; Avatar; Life of Pi; these films and more have spoiled viewers with their gorgeous visuals and superb special effects to such an extent, that when a B-grade film like Spiders is released, the criticism bestowed upon the visuals is often incredibly painful.
Where once there were snakes on a plane, the premise of this feature begins with spiders on a space station. After a chunk of rock slams into the station and comes to a stop in the middle of a New York subway, a group of spiders, which quickly start to exponentially grow, hitch a ride, only to eventually discover how nice humans taste.
From the moment the subway comes into the story, the feature begins to immediately go somewhat downhill, the initial conversations being about as lively as a grave. The acting is never exactly fantastic, but then neither is the dialogue the talent are made to read, however there are occasions where you will be delightfully surprised.
To have a man who works at a train station become the lead protagonist seems like an odd choice in an action horror film, and it is further strange that the military, led by William Hope (Aliens, XXX, the Detonator) who quickly become involved, are virtually powerless to stop the over-large creepy crawlies; assault rifles; miniguns; rocket launchers; none of it measures up to machinery, that on occasion seems to make short work of these abominations.
The reasons for attempting to keep the spiders alive, the way the city empties so quickly, among a number of other occurrences, does not always make a wealth of sense, and the lack of any real violence does not help matters either. Many horror films paved with blood I find to be overrated, but in this film, a dash of arterial red here and there might have made all the difference to accentuate the threat to human life.
What is most entertaining about this film however, believe it or not, are the effects. The way the spiders interact with the environment, whether they are knocking items out of the way or moving across surfaces, these little details make all the difference. None of it mind you, has the potential of larger budgeted films, but with this in mind, the developers do a brilliant job with what they have.
I recommend borrowing the film if you can, and if you choose to buy, make sure it's under ten dollars. The film can be cheesy, and on occasion dull, but the action scenes, especially towards the end, are worth sitting through.
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