#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The movie opens with a young couple parked in a bleak, rural locale pondering their future, A giant gila monster attacks the car, sending the young couple running for their lives. Chase Winstead , a young mechanic and hot rod racer and his girl Lisa (Madeline Voges), meets up with Chase’s former nemesis, Waco Bob (Jesse Janzen) and his sidekick Carla (Christina De Rosa). Prompted by calls from Mayor Wheeler (Gerard Pauwels) ,The local Sheriff (Terence Knox)enlists the help of Chase, a young mechanic and hot rod racer, locates the crashed car in the ravine and finds evidence of the giant lizard. They attempt to destroy the lizard, but that only emboldens it. The creature continues to prey on the small town. It starts to head for the Winstead homestead, However, Chase packs his prized hot rod with nitroglycerin and rigs it to speed straight into the monster, terminating the lizard in a fiery explosion and heroically saving the town.
Plot: A giant lizard terrorizes a rural mid west community with a group of heroic young people led by Chase Winstead attempting to destroy the creature.
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Retro sci fi better than original, did it right
This is a throwback to the old style of sci fi films with giant monsters. Much needed with the past 50 years being all about “Hate”.
While most movies of this time frame are written with “hate” and alienating the audience. The old sci fi movies had a sense of camaraderie instead of everyone thinking they had to be the last survivor on a life raft.
This one takes us back to that era in a good way, and to its credit, does this as a “comedy” instead of a scary film. It’s clearly written as a comedy, and when you write a comedy, you can get away with the cheesy lines. In fact, you want the cheesy lines.
Lots of good things in this film, but I really can’t reveal them without spoiling the film.
A joy ride, with plenty of humor, plenty of drama, plenty of likable characters, plenty of love instead of hate. I would give it a 9 instead of 8 if not for the last clip which I thought was too over the top, but I understand why they did it, to keep with the cheese.
Hava Na-Gila? Yes Please
There might be a minor spoiler in my review.
Why remake “The Giant Gila Monster,” one of the cheesiest teen drive-in flicks of the late 50’s? Well, it has name recognition. Even with the name alteration, it’s still marketable. The original story is in the public domain, so there’re no royalties to pay. Maybe just for fun? My guess it all of the above. Make a few bucks and have fun. Why not?
The original 1959 film has little going for it other than it’s nostalgic cheese factor and for it’s collection of great hot rods. So what’s the harm in a remake? Absolutely none! And this update, still set in the 50’s, is better by far, which is rare and a minor miracle, if you ask me.
As bad as the acting is, which might be deliberate, the characters are more complex and interesting. The story is also a little better, the direction is much better and the cinematography is totally competent. Totally. And, even though the CGI title character is so obviously animated, that’s completely predictable, so no real harm done. Besides, with a film like this, ya laugh, let it go or get angry. Viewer’s choice. Convincing giant monsters in low budget films are hard to come by, anyway. All that’s decent praise for a low budget, straight to TV movie.
The only thing that the original has over this one is that wonderfully ridiculous opening narration, which lacks any facts or logic. It’s priceless. The toxic spill accounting for the giant lizard’s existence in the remake is too cliché to be any fun. No explanation would have been better, I think.
The hot rods are still very cool and a couple of the chicks are an upgrade from the original. And, the soundtrack of rock n’ roll oldies and contemporary rockabilly is very good, maybe even the least flawed aspect of the film.
Even though it is forgettable low budget garbage, it’s still pretty fun. I’ll probably give it another look, one of these days.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director Jim Wynorski
Writer William Dever, Steve Mitchell, Jim Nielsen, Paul Sinor
Actors Bruce Munson, Adrienne Atkins, Bryan Patrick McCulley, Brian Gross
Country USA, UK
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital (Westrex Recording System), DTS (RCA Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A