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Big Ass Spider! (2013)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  12 March 2013 (USA)
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A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

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A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

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As one of many inside jokes, producers Shaked Berenson and Patrick Ewald doubled for lead actors Greg Grunberg and Lombardo Boyar. Three of these shots ended up used in the final movie. See more »

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In the park scene, right when the bikini girls become aware of the spider, the camera crew and camera cast shadows on the ground. See more »

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Alex Mathis: Let's do it for the kids!
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Entertaining and often hilarious killer spider movie
22 May 2014 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

After a military experiment results in a giant, monster-sized spider getting loose in downtown L.A., an exterminator and his assistant team up with the military to try to stop it before it destroys the city.

This is an incredibly enjoyable and enthusiastic monster movie that gets a lot right throughout. One of the biggest marks for it is the fact that there's just such a fun and hilarious attitude throughout this one that manages to weave throughout here and become a part of the movie's enjoyable charm. From the near-constant stream of really enjoyable one-liners to the general plot line about a gigantic alien spider running amok in Los Angeles and the rather funny side-characters that are a part of the different encounters throughout the story here, it all makes for a rather funny time here and generally makes the movie more enjoyable as the goofy tone matches the goofy action and story being treated here which is what makes for a consistent and entertaining effort. That also makes the action throughout this one a lot of fun with it's constant and seemingly never-ending series of battles against the spider as the hospital attack, rampage through the park, the chase through the winding mountain road and eventually the full confrontation in the city manage to make for a series of exciting and enjoyable action scenes that are full-on enjoyable with their mix of extreme cheese, high-energy base and continued usage of comedy to help make the situation stand out even moreso than usual with rather grandiose flair. The city attack is even more noteworthy for the incredible amount of destruction it unleashes before getting to the battle with the armed forces, taking out all manner of buildings, roadways and others along the way before getting to the final battle, which comes off as rather funny and yet ingenious at the same time. That said, it's tendency to constantly go for the joke instead of taking things serious, as the fact that a giant man-eating spider is loose in a giant metropolitan city is a pretty serious matter and shouldn't be taken lightly no matter how goofy it takes itself, this feeling does undermine the film at the wrong times when they unleash yet another joke instead of trying to take the situation as anything but and it does come off as a little much. As well, the constant CGI utilized for the spiders do make for a rather bland and wholly unsatisfying monster with it's rather obvious fakery and blatant insertion into scenes when it doesn't line up with the human interactions against it. Otherwise, this one becomes a rather fun and entertaining blast of a monster movie.

Rated PG-13: Violence and Language.


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