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Big Ass Spider! (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  10 October 2014 (Spain)
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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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10 stories high and very hungry.

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The "Jogger", played as himself by legendary "B" producer Lloyd Kaufman (of Troma Films fame), was originally to be called "Handsome Jogger", but was renamed when Kaufman, who was visiting Los Angeles, agreed to a cameo in the film. 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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Not bad enough nor good enough.
26 April 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A movie like "Big Ass Spider!" should either be really, really bad or really, really good. Unfortunately, the movie is neither. If it were really awful, then it would have lots of camp value and you could laugh at the ineptitude of the production. Or, if it were really good, you could respect and enjoy the film. Why was it neither? Read on.

The idea about a giant spider attacking L.A. and a likable exterminator who helps save the world is great. Unfortunately, the character Greg Grunberg (famous for his role in the TV series "Heroes") plays is NOT likable--as often he's making boorishly sexist remarks. To put it bluntly, he's just a jerk. Also, the film has too many ridiculous and one dimensional females in it (ranging from a hot military lady in a sexy uniform to assorted large-breasted women playing nearly naked volleyball) and has a variety of things which will potentially offend due to the occasionally crappy writing--in fact it ranges from horrible to clever repeatedly. It's a shame, as the film occasionally has excellent CGI for a cheap film, a few funny moments however on balance just isn't a film most people would watch or enjoy.

By the way, spiders do NOT swallow their prey like they do in the film. Instead, they paralyze it and inject it with a solution that dissolves the prey internally--then they drink the sad creature. It's a lengthy process, so I guess I could understand the filmmakers making the spiders do otherwise.


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