TREMORS, though not a great movie, has all the elements of a great movie. It's got a good cast (Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire), decent plot (small desert town attacked by flesh-eating worms), lots of action and suspense, very realistic special effects, and plenty of humor mixed in. The movie makes no qualms that its a rehash of the old sci-fi flicks of the 1950's and 1960's that starred giant insects. However, TREMORS makes it all seem so new. The only drawback is that the movie never explains where the "graboids" came from (perhaps to be discussed in a sequel). Whereas JAWS is to MOBY DICK, TREMORS is to comic books.
Wild and campy fun is to be had with TREMORS, a monster film from 1990. TREMORS combines the elements of character dynamics that made JAWS so successful and features on-edge sequences of monster-on-human chases and attacks which rival ARACHNOPHOBIA (1990) directed by Steven Spielberg's producing partner Frank Marshall and CRITTER's (1986). Plus Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are great onscreen buddies, and Reba as the deputy sheriff makes a great debut (quick question: how is it that most of … more
i believe it is pg-13 for the parents out there. kinda gory and creepy but nothing inappropriate that i remember. just thought i'd stick my ratings knowledge out but you can always check imdb or something if you are not sure. they have parental guides too.
There is not a whole lot I can add to the very nice reviews already posted to this sight; difficult to come up with anything that has not already been said. Never-the-less, since this movie is at the top of my list of films that are simply fun to watch, I feel a need to add my two cents. I am one of those people who love movies, but have an absolute loathing for T.V. in general. I watch, not counting DVDs and VHS Tapes of movies, about one hour of Television per week. Other … more
Pros: Haha, I love Kevin Bacon and non-CGI effects Cons: If you dont take it seriously, there arent any (I am sad one character died) The Bottom Line: I always end up doing reviews of random stuff I never plan to review Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. Like so many movies before, I end up catching things late at night that I always enjoy. Tremors, though not known for, well, anything … more