Friday, February 12, 2016

Mongolian Death Worm (2010)

Bad boy Daniel is a treasure hunter who is seriously lacking in treasure and charm.  Alicia is a doctor delivering medicine to an isolated village where there is some sort of outbreak. And they're on a collision course with wackiness and large Cgi worms in this Syfy styled Tremors rip off.

Meanwhile at a nearby oil refinery, workers are disappearing and the legend of the Mongolian Death Worm sits on the lips of superstitious villagers.  But you can't shut down the oil refinery. It's big business and no one messes with the business of money.

When Alicia's car breaks down, she and wimpy fellow doctor Phillip are stranded until the Sheriff happens along. But he's busy and when Daniel drives up, the Sheriff asks Daniel to give them a ride, which he does for all the cash they have.

While transporting them, Daniels car breaks down.  Daniel warns Alicia that the road isn't safe due to the drug traffickers that use it at night.  No one shall ask why they make a fire that can be seen for miles about twenty feet from the road.  Needless to say, the night does not go well, especially since Alicia can't keep her big mouth shut, even when she's being threatened by guys with guns.

Chaos ensues and here come the death worms, but if you've seen Tremors, this is a pale imitation without the humor, charm, or fun.  In one scene, the Sheriff says to Daniel, "You look like you could use some meal."  I'm not sure what's worse - that the line was written like that, they didn't notice he said it, or they did notice but didn't bother to shoot another take.

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