Jurassic Prey (2015)
Synopsis: A woman steals money from her mob boss husband hoping to start a new life with her lover. Meanwhile, a washed-up former child star and his buddies rob a bank with a police detective hot on their trail. Through a twist of fate, these people all find themselves at a remote cabin, unaware that recent construction work has unleashed a ferocious creature which now roams the surrounding area! Who will survive?
The woman who steals money from her mob boss husband has a plan to meet up with her lover at a cabin in the woods. On the way there, she is carjacked by the 3 bank robbers. Obviously not wanting to be caught, she helps them escape and takes them to the cabin with her. A handful of criminals hiding out in a cabin in the woods with something outside hunting them isn't really the most original concept.
Now going into these kind of movies, I never expect much. I knew the acting was probably going to bad, and it was. There were actors who weren't to bad but than there were some that overacted so much it became painful to watch. The hardest thing to get past in this was the dinosaur itself. Now I wasn't expecting some crazy CGI dinosaur that you would see in a big budget movie, but anything would have been better than this. This was literally about as believable as a high school mascot. And to make it even more confusing, the dinosaur is apparently some sort of ninja. Every time the camera cut to it, it was roaring. Yet somehow, it snuck up behind every single person it killed. They didn't see it until they turned around at the last minute; just in time to die. I would generally assume that if a dinosaur was walking, you would feel the vibration on the ground or at the very least, hear the thuds. Not to mention, the victims should have heard the roars from miles away.
Now I am all for those cheesy horror movies that are fun to watch. But this one doesn't fit that mold. There is nothing fun or enjoyable about this movie. This is one of the first movies I've seen in a long time where it was actually a struggle to make it all the way through. If you ever come across this movie, I would recommend you keep going. You'll thank me for it later.
reviewed by Bobby