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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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Character 'Handsome Jogger' was replaced last minute to a cameo by legendary Lloyd Kaufman who was visiting Los Angeles at the time. See more »

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When Alex and Jose are leaving the Hospital and Jose is opening the opaque glass door, the lighting equipment is visible. You can see a tripod behind the door. See more »

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Alex Mathis: Let's do it for the kids!
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Actually has some gory moments - and is intentionally campy, which makes it an above average, fun B-movie
18 December 2013 | by (wherever good films play) – See all my reviews

For a B-flick this was actually rather well done; I would even go so far as to say that this is more a lovingly made spoof of B-movies than an actual B-movie (although the budget is clearly B). A cameo appearance by Lloyd Kaufman (legendary Troma producer) seems to further indicate that this an homage to trashy horror and monster films.

Given the budget on this, the effects - especially the spider - are pretty decent. Don't expect the kind of CGI quality of films like "Starship Troopers" or "Mimic" and you'll have a fun 82 minutes.

I guess the version I just saw must be the R-rated one: there definitely are at least a few gory moments in this film, so the PG-13 rating here on IMDb could be misleading.

This film is a lot of fun and has some witty dialog and was obviously made by someone who loves this genre - apart from that, the two lead characters are very likable and have great chemistry.

It might deserve less, but I'll give it a 6

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