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Primeval

Published December 10, 2010

Primeval

Film info

  • Title Primeval
  • Director Michael Katleman
  • Year 2007
  • Run time 1hr 33m
  • Genre Adventure
  • Tagline Inspired by the true story of the most prolific serial killer in history

An American news crew travels to one of the most remote locations on the planet in hopes of capturing the savage serial killer rumoured to have claimed over 300 lives in this white knuckle horror thriller starring Dominic Purcell and Orlando Jones, and based on actual events. As the intrepid documentarians cautiously make their way up river, they soon find that the brutality inflicted on man by his own kind pales in comparison to the relentless viciousness of mother nature's most resilient predator.

Live Blog

TimeComment
0:15Uh oh. True events and killer crocodiles. I’m concerned.
2:23Aaand fast moving camera work makes me dizzy.
3:27They named the killer crocodile Gustave? That doesn’t seem so scary. Isn’t the guy from Beauty and the Beast called Gustav?
4:13Another unique way of continuing the story through the credits. I like it.
6:46If you ever need a reason not to be a news journalist, it’s the possibility of being sent to a war zone in search of a man-eating crocodile.
9:22I bet you a tenner the cameraman doesn’t make the end of the film.
11:42Crocodiles can grow indefinitely? Yikes.
15:05Good lord, they’ve been there five minutes and they are already being shot at.
15:55It is quite beautiful though.
19:24Why would you be so keen on keeping the croc alive? It’s a KILLER.
21:22First reference to Jaws.
25:40I don’t think you should say “I’m allergic to mumbo jumbo” right there in front of them all.
32:53It’s quite Jurassic Park to use a goat as bait.
42:49It moves very fast for an enormous beast.
43:19Still the cage seems to be holding up for now. I say FOR NOW.
47:23What the… oh for a moment I forgot crocodiles could go on land. Confused with Jaws.
48:31He can’t possibly still want to stay. He must have an ulterior motive.
51:23Aviva is a weird name, isn’t it?
55:01That’s just like Jaws. The only way to kill these animals is to blow them up.
55:29…or not.
58:59Would the helicopter attract of detract the croc, I wonder. We’ll never know now.
1:01:44Was that another bazooka? If it was, I’m going to be really mad.
1:02:46SNAKE!
1:03:49Oooh, I like that death by tree.
1:06:04From an actors point of view, running around in the wet and mud must be draining.
1:07:45Is this when I make my ten pounds? Did anyone take that bet? Anyone?
1:15:59What are the chances of little Gustave being eaten by big Gustave?
1:18:30I feel bad now. I don’t want that tenner.
1:23:24I can’t work out if that is a good or bad advert for Range Rover.
1:24:23Are dogs just allowed to ride on your lap in a plane like that?

Thoughts

This was an iPlayer one that I had never heard of but it looked nice and modern, nice and short, and would fill a little gap in my day. The cast didn’t exactly sell it to me as I haven’t heard of any of them, but I wouldn’t let that stop me!

This really wasn’t a very good film at all, but I do have to give it props for not being completely and utterly predictable. It wasn’t all about the big giant crocodile, there was a lot of human vs human angst going on as well, and the added problem of the killer croc was just there to make things that much harder. I can’t say I would recommend this onwards but it was a good way to spend 90 minutes.

Rating: 3 / 5

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