We start off Random Netflix Week with "Creature(2011)". This movie is pretty much almost everything you'd think it is. A group of friends traveling down in the Bayou hear an old folk legend about a mysterious half man, half alligator (It's essentially the swamp version of bigfoot) that stalks the area in search of victims to feed on and a mate to quell his cold heart. The only notable actor in this movie is Sid Haig("House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects".) He plays pretty much the kind of character you would expect, for those of you who have seen those other 2 movies.
So what's to like about this movie?
Good looking women, boobs, some okay violence. The filming and cinematography of this movie is actually pretty good.
Really that's it? What's not to like?
The acting sucks big time! All of these actors are just terrible. The script writing isn't very good, so that's probably why, but still they suck. Also! I didn't know that "The Lizard" from the "Amazing Spider-Man". Was in this movie, because the creature in this movie looks exactly like him, the only difference is the costume looks better in this movie then in spider-man. For how bad and confusing this movie's plot twists if spider-man actually showed up I wouldn't be the least bit surprised.
This movie is pretty predictable to a point, where they throw this twist out of left field and you're left thinking "What the fuck just happened? No they didn't just..... THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE!!"
Why does Netflix rate this 3 and a quarter stars out of 5?
Your guess is as good as mine. These guys must have no good sense of what good movies are and what bad movies are, because clearly this movie is worse then eating Denny's after a night of being severely intoxicated.
Netflix is also a movie streaming system and will make all their movies look good, so people will watch them. So honestly what do you expect?
Is there anything that could have made this movie better?
Well part of the problem that makes this movie so bad, is that there is a lot going on. If it was more like "Lake Placid" and less like the movie it is then maybe it might have given it a little bit more. I won't give away any spoilers just incase anyone watches this, but there's this incestuous side story to it, which just throws a wrench in the whole movie. I also think if the director did his homework a little bit more and maybe watched "Creature From the Black Lagoon" it could have worked a lot better. Oh well.
Hang on a sec, I'm just finishing a *grunting in the background, followed by a toilet flushing* Sorry you were mentioned something about final thoughts about this film?
This gets 1.75 Capt'n Spaulings out of 5.
Here is the trailer