Sunday, April 25, 2010

Tremors: The Adventure Continues!

We got another cracked DVD. I've got to remember to check them when I get them. So, we went fishing around for something to Watch Instantly. We came up with Tremors 2: Aftershocks.

We enjoyed Tremors a lot - the story of a small town terrorized by underground monsters, and the terrible burden of what to call them. You know, when you go to sell the story to the movies. Fighting the "grabazoids" were the dynamic team of Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward, along with gun-nut couple Michael Gross and Reba McIntire.

Obviously, Bacon and McIntire won't be back for the sequels. But Fred Ward was convinced by a young hotshot (Christopher Gartin) to head down to Mexico to catch grabazoids for bounty.

Now, I'm not a big Fred Ward fan, but I kind of admire his work in Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. That adventure never continued, so I think it's nice that he gets to be in a sequel. Michael Gross also shows up as the lovable gun-nut Bert Gummer. He's a great character, comically paranoid and lethally effective.

I can't say this is as good as the original, but it was definitely worth streaming. We'll be watching at least the Tremors III and maybe IV.

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