Review – Poor Man’s Predator

July 27, 2011 - 12:37 am No Comments

Primeval

Stars: Lance Henriksen

Format: DVD/Virgin Filmflex

Running Time:  83 minutes

Reviewer:  Theresa Derwin

Featuring ‘poor man’s Predator’ style effects, Primeval has its group of victims stranded on a tropical island, and refreshingly, they’re not all teens. This time I invested a frugal £1.99 and I did get my money’s worth.

The film starts quite well with an attractive girl covered in gunk running through a jungle from Lance Henriksen.  At least we know who that is!  Whilst with most horrors it’s a car breaking down, this time it’s a boat, leaving our bunch of misfits stranded on a tropical island hunted by a creature or more which is merrily ripping apart civilians. Luckily we have on hand an anthropologist in the group to translate.

We have a nice bit of blood and gore, a pretty decent script, low rent but not too bad effects and pretty good acting and direction.  The English character is a bit ‘Danny Dyer’ for my liking and the ‘Primeval’ of the title looks a little like the lovechild of Predator and Jim Carey as the Grinch, however, this isn’t a bad way to spend a dark evening in.

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