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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

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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