Number Rolled: 16
Movie Name/Year: Spiders (2013)
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Length: 89 minutes
Affiliated Companies: Nu Image Films
Executive Producer: Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Lati Grobman, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short
Director: Tibor Takacs
Writer: Joseph Farrugia, Tibor Takacs, Dustin Warburton
Actors: Christa Campbell, Patrick Muldoon, William Hope, Shelly Varod, Jon Mack, Sydney Sweeney, Sarah Brown, Christian Contreras, Pete Lee-Wilson, Atanas Srebrev, Misha Dibono, Jesse Steele, Vincenzo Nikoli
When a piece of Russian technology falls from space, it leaves a hole in the ceiling of a train station in New York. Jason, an MTA employee, has to try and clear the debris before rush hour. Unfortunately, the space debris brought something along for the ride, spiders.
There are two type of creature features.
The first is the kind that tries to be bad. The films that fit into this category tend to either fail by adding no humor or by not going far enough. It’s not as easy to create a movie that’s “so bad, it’s good” as people think.
The other kind of creature feature is one that tries to be realistic and respectable.
There are very few truly respectable creature features out there. I may have loved Sharknado and the sequel, but it wasn’t because they were respectable, they fell into the “so bad, it’s good” category. An example of a respectable creature feature would be Jurassic Park.
As you go through the world of creature-related movies, you’re not going to find a lot of Jurassic Park’s. You will, however, find a lot of movies trying to be as good and as serious.
Spiders tried. It wanted so badly to be respectable. To be fair, it had some of the best special effects I’ve ever seen in this kind of creature feature. Unfortunately, movies cannot be judged on effects alone.
The story started off slightly ridiculous, but worth it. In the beginning, it had kind of an Arachnophobia (1990), from space, feel to it. As the film dragged on it lost the decent parts to the completely ridiculous. It didn’t help that the actors were terrible.
It tried. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite meet its goal and the finished product is nothing but a lame joke.
Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 14%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 11%
Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 1.4/5
Trust-the-Dice Score – 1.5/5