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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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Lieutenant Karly Brant
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Major Braxton Tanner
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Alex Mathis
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Lucas
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Himself - Jogger
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Jose Ramos
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Girl with the rack
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Nurse Lisa (as Alexis Peters)
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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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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!
Jose Ramos: Let's do it for the kids...
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Part-way through the credits, the Major interrupts and asks the hero for help with a different major insect problem. See more »

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Referenced in Monster Man: Between Arachnid and a Hard Place (2012) See more »

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Where Is My Mind
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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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