When you look at the cover of a movie and see 'From the writer of Anaconda'....does your heart skip a beat like mine does? Of course it does.
Komodo is a bad movie that was recommended to me by Amazon.com, because frankly I've been purchasing so many shitty films lately that they continue to throw more at me. Every day there is a message that says "Assholes like yourself, who were stupid enough to waste $1.50 on Cybernator, also enjoyed wasting $.75 on Komodo"....so who am I not to oblige?
Komodo provides us with another terrific example of the Aniston Effect, as we see a young Jill Hennesy (she plays Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh, star of TV's Crossing Jordan) portraying Victoria the shrink. I'm sure she'd love to erase this movie from her resume....but as Bad Movie Knights....we can't allow that.
Komodo begins with us seeing a hippy-poacher pulling to the side of the road in his van. The van is filled with all varieties of tropical creatures, and a crate of eggs, which are at this moment giving off an offensive smell (much like this fellow's acting). So bad is the odor, that he tosses the crate of eggs to the side of the road.....hmmm....what do you suppose are in those eggs waiting to hatch....i don't know...maybe....KOMODOS!!! 20 years later, a supple young lad named Patrick, his family and their dog Buster travel to their small island paradise (the same paradise where the asshole hippy was tossing eggs from his van....see the pattern developing yet? damn that writer from Anaconda is fuckin' good)....long story short, everyone except for Patrick is eaten by a bunch of Komodo Dragons. Bet you didn't see that coming did you?
Patrick is obviously traumatized, and can't speak, and his therapist, Victoria (Hennesy) thinks it would be a great idea to bring him back to the island to face his fears. Do you Victoria? Do you really? What comes next is nothing at all like Anaconda....actually thats complete bullshit. This movie is essentially Anaconda, except with giant Komodo Dragons. I can't wait to see this guy's next project Gila Monster. Victoria, Patrick and some dudes from an Oil Refinery (ok get this...the evil corporation has been polluting the environment, and killing the Komodo's food supply, thus forcing them to get brazen and seek out humans in place of said food....) team up to try and escape the island and the Komodos.
Komodo is a bad movie, but not the worst I've ever seen. The special effects in this film really are top notch (apparently someone from Jurassic Park was involved), and in a way, out class the acting in this movie. If you enjoy watching bad actors get eaten alive, then Komodo is your film....but really it's not.
Hamlin Grade: 1.5
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