Becky and I went to see Primeval yesterday at the AMC movie theater in Highlands Ranch. The Fandango website at Primeval describes the movie as follows:
“In one of the most remote places on earth, a serial killer has claimed over 300 victims, and is still at large. This horror-thriller follows an American news crew determined to capture this terrifying murderer alive. The danger begins as producer Tim Freeman (Dominic Purcell), cameraman Steven Johnson (Orlando Jones) and their rag-tag team set out on a journey up-river in search of their subject. But the deeper they probe into the mystery of this elusive assassin, the deadlier their trip becomes.”
Primeval is promoted as a horror movie about a serial killer who has killed over 300 people in Africa and is still at large. The serial killer happens to be a 20 foot crocodile called “Gustave” who is dining on people up and down the African river banks.
It’s based on a true story about this crocodile and I happened to watch the documentary that is mentioned in this movie where they try to catch the infamous croc, which I thought was much better than this film. You can find out about the real Gustave by visiting one of the many links about this man-eating crocodile. Also, I found a website about the Everglades that said the largest alligator ever found in the United States was over 19 feet in length.
One of the stars in Primeval is Orlando Jones who is pretty funny and the other actors did a good job, but it’s not a scary film at all. The crocodile is created completely with computer graphics and you can tell. Of course, they made the crocodile bigger than it really is and I thought I was watching JAWS in Africa.
The scariest part of the movie is not the crocodile, but the sideline story that graphically shows the maniacs in Africa who are killing their own people for political power and financial gain.
Primeval is definitely one you will want to skip at the theater and wait for it to hit the rental rack.
John – ** Rental
Becky – ** Rental
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