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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' (qav) doubled for lead actors Greg Grunberg and Lombardo Boyar. Three of these shots ended up in the final cut. See more »

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Greg Grunberg's character refers to the spider several times as "poisonous". The correct term is "venomous". Being an exterminator, he would know the difference. See more »

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Alex Mathis: Let's do it for the kids!
Jose Ramos: Let's do it for the kids...
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20 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages 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.

When a film is titled such as this one is, lower your expectations and just have fun. Some critics have said it is a return to classic Roger Corman style. That is not exactly accurate. This is even more out there than Corman was in his prime. Others have said this is not as good as the SyFy Channel films of a similar nature. Wrong again, this is superior.

If a complaint had to be made, it is that the film has a subtle anti-feminist vibe. The female lead, despite being a lieutenant in the military, is utterly helpless most of the time and needs a bumbling exterminator to save her. She just needs to look pretty. Wow.

It would be easy to complain about the terrible CGI, but really this is just part of the fun. The creators obviously know it does not look real, but it looks real enough for the purposes of the film -- to entertain. While it could be a "horror comedy", it is more comedy than horror, with the gory scenes far outshadowed by the humor.

Just relax and have fun.


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