Attack of the Sabretooth

release year: 2005
genre: giant animal on the loose
viewing setting: home DVD, 5/20/06

synopsis: On a remote island, a wealthy businessman has re-created giant sabretooth tigers from old fossils, and invited all sorts of people to the island to see. Guess what happens?

impressions: All in all, it was good giant monster cheese with a few stupid parts and a lot of good one-liners and situational humor. The tigers looked good (they were CGI) but they weren't really giant like they should have been. Also, a few different plot elements made no sense; I'm not going to name them all, but if you're being stalked by a giant tiger and you find a safe room, a good piece of advice is to CLOSE THE DOOR. There were definitely some stupid characters in this movie - in fact, no one would have died if the kids hadn't broken into the complex and shut down the power. Really, they all deserved to be ripped to pieces, since it was their fault that the tigers got loose. One surprise: there was an unusually high survivor count; this is rare for a movie of this genre.

body count: 8 humans, 2 giant tigers

something this movie has that no other movie has: a genetically-engineered sabretooth tiger that went wrong and has jelyl for a rear half (?!?)

something this movie has that no other movie has #2: a main hero-guy who spends the entire movie running around in sandals, even when he's hunting the giant tigers

acting: Robert Carradine is the main guy, and Stacy Haiduk is the main woman (she has a long career in TV series, and also has the best-toned biceps I've seen on a woman since Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2.)

final word: Good giant-monster cheese, worth seeing.

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