Due to a terrible mistake made by myself on opening night, I had to go back today and watch Crawl all over again. It didn’t get any better the second time around.
I have lived in Florida for a number of years now and can empathize with the two characters in this movie. Yes, hurricanes suck and alligators are terrifying. Put dealing with those two things together and you got yourself the makings of a great movie. At least I thought so.
It was boring. Most of it takes place in the basement, and it’s just them moving around in the water trying not to get eaten. The subplot of the father and daughter trying to reconcile hurt feelings felt tedious to me. There was no chemistry between them and I honestly didn’t care if they made it out alive.
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The only thing I did enjoy were the sound effects. The gators sounded cool and when they would chomp down on body parts it was even cooler.
There was one moment when the entire crowd laughed. Exactly as the movie ends and the credits begin, they play, “See You Later, Alligator,” by Bill Haley.
This would make a great way to spend a rainy evening on the couch; my recommendation is to wait for the DVD.
About The Peetimes: Crawl is a super short movie, so I only submitted 1 Peetime. It’s well placed during a moment that was easy to sum up, and gives you plenty of time to run and pee.
There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Crawl. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)
Rated (R) for bloody creature violence, and brief language
Genres: Action, Adventure, Horror
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Jill Florio Administrator
I liked it. C+ or B-…have to think about it. It was a crawl-space, not a basement (thus the title, Crawl). My big problem was the lack of survival sense, and the stupidity of minor characters getting chomped while…some others…only get chewed. So to speak. But I guess that’s how these movies roll.