Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Croczilla (2012)

An annoying little boy is upset when his Grandfather sells off inventory at the Crocodile farm to a restaurant owner who never buttons his shirt (but he should).  The restaurant is full of hungry patrons and they've run out of croc meat. So it's an exciting day when the truck shows up with Amao, the gigantic crocodile of our title who is about the size of a small house.

While they decide how to chop Amao into edible pieces, the tranquilizers wear off and Amao goes crazy, resulting in at least one death and a daring escape. Well, actually he just muscles his way through a fence.  And is it really safe for restaurant patrons to eat meat from a croc that was loaded with tranquilizers?

In another storyline soon to collide, a woman ends up stranded on the side of the road when her fiance jilts her. Soon she's being chased through a field by Amao who ends up eating her purse which contains tons of cash.

When the woman goes to the police, they don't believe her. Really, who would?  The policeman, father of the annoying boy, ends up going to the scene to make a report and then puts her on the next bus out of town. This doesn't last as she crawls out the window and  continues her pursuit of the money thieving croc.  Eventually the story culminates in the woman, police and little boy all working together and trying not to get eaten by the croc.

Even though this may be billed as a horror movie, it has quite a bit of comedy - although it's not all that funny.  The movie tends to be silly to the point that we wondered if perhaps it was aimed towards children.  Sadly enough it does not live up to it's Croczilla name since the name implies much more carnage and an even larger croc.

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