Why, you ask, why would I subject the beloved LEOG founding member Jason to such an obviously horrible piece of dreck like "Razortooth". Well, for one, I thought maybe it would fall under that 'so bad it's kind of good' exception. You never know. Two, Jason owes me ten bucks and I'm collecting interest in little chunks of his soul. And three, look at those pictures from the movie below. Somebody has GOT to hook me up with some funny macros for those. I want to see some lolrazortooth, stat. In the meantime, here's Jason with his review...
If I never see another CGI serpent movie, it will be too soon. Poor CGI has claimed more victims than the bubonic plague, and usually, it's in the form of a giant fish/lizard/snake. Since 1998, they've had to add an entire new wing onto the big box video stores. There's DRAMA, ACTION, COMEDY, NEW RELEASES, and MURDEROUS, GIANT ANIMALS CREATED WITH SHITTY CGI. The harvest is bountiful, but it's all poison. My God, if I could count the hours I've spent on trash like this when I still haven't seen 'The Third Man'
, I'd turn in my film nerd badge. Revoked, Jason
! Go to the back of the line with Lorenzo Lamas
, Kane Hodder,
and Michael Bay
's star spangled dick!
Do I even need to explain the plot here? Deep south. Swamp. Genetic engineering. Giant eel. Dead people. The end.
I can't tell you how many times I've seen this movie. You all have. At least once. It's like finding that 15th generation dub of the Roger Corman 'Fantastic Four'
movie at a comic convention. The original had bright, crisp colors, but then someone copied it. And then copied that copy. And on and on and on. Eventually, all the life was sucked out of the image. It's a blurry mess that looked like crap to begin with. With each iteration, things get just a bit worse. 'Razortooth'
is mired in cliches and stereotypes. If Hollywood (or the empty lot where this was filmed) is to be believed, the South is full of knuckle-dragging degenerates who struggle through every syllable. They're only slightly more intelligent than faceless mannequins. Honestly, with the lack of character development, they could have just cast inanimate objects. The only thing that these human actors have above furniture is that you can at least hear the people scream when they get eaten. All of them behave as you would expect, provided you've rented from the MURDEROUS, GIANT ANIMALS CREATED WITH SHITTY CGI section before. When threatened with a giant eel, what do they do? They hop in boats and go looking for it in its native habitat. Not once do they say, "Hell. Maybe we should leave town for while. You know - avoid the whole man-eating eel thing."
Even if they had been given a good script, I don't know that they could have done anything with it. The casting director surely found these actors living in an actual swamp alongside the Man Thing
, feeding on rats and believing that book learnin' is how the devil gits ya.
Two good things about the film?
1) Gruesome kills
2) It ends.
-The Cast and Crew discuss the inception of the film and how hard it is to work with CGI. No shit? Really? I couldn't tell since all of you were looking in different directions whenever confronted by the giant eel. Having Ray Charles
act alongside Jar Jar
would have been more convincing.
-An honest-to-God country music video performed by the two leads. I'm not kidding. If you buy this DVD for any of these special features, you're probably related to someone involved in the production.
entry Asian swamp eels
was far more interesting than the film itself. They're real, apparently. Not giant ones crafted from pixels, of course, but they do exist. They're also known as 'rice eels'
. Not nearly as menacing, is it? I really wish the title had been 'Razortooth: Attack of the Rice Eel!'
I never thought I'd say this, but if you really must have a giant snake movie, watch Anaconda 3
, instead. At least it's got the Hoff.
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