Sunday, December 11, 2016

2 Lava 2 Lantula Movie Review 435

2 Lava 2 Lantula is a 2016 action/comedy movie directed by Nick Simon and starring Steve Guttenberg, Michael Winslow, Martin Kove and Marion Ramsay.

So, if you have watched Lavalantula, then you will know the premise and you will understand that this movie will be tongue in cheek. The story is pretty thin here. Colton West(Guttenberg) is back and he is making a movie when surprise, surprise, the Lavalantuas are back! Colton's stepdaughter, Raya is on spring break in Florida and the Lavalantulas happen to be there! So, Colton has to go and save her from the hot spiders. He takes his pals Marty(Winslow) and Teddy(Ramsay) with him and another guy called Kyle. Marty has come up with a great weapon designed to kill the spiders by freezing them.

Raya is trying to escape too with the help of her friend and some other people that she meets along the way. The spiders are everywhere. Meanwhile, Colton and his pals meet a guy called Alligator Dundee(yes it is a homage) and he helps them until he gets killed by the spiders. So, what happens is Colton reaches Florida and he gets in contact with Colonel Jester(Kove) who plays his part well. Of course, there is a reference to 'sweep the leg' (Karate Kid)which made me smile. The movie gets even funnier when they realise that there is a leader of the spiders and it is a Gargantulantula!!! They have to work together to defeat this Goliath of a spider.

This is silly, but great fun all the same. I loved the first one as it was just pure escapism and comedy. I hate spiders, but this isn't too bad as the spiders are pretty tame. It is entertaining and hilarious with some cameos from Guttenberg's Police Academy pals and some from Cocoon too. I recommend this and I really think that you will like it if you are looking for something funny, silly and inoffensive.  I will give it a 7/10.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Lights Out Movie Review 434

Lights Out is a 2016 horror movie directed by David F. Sandberg and starring Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman and Maria Bello.

A man called Paul(Billy Burke) is working in his textile factory when he is attacked by a shadowy creature who appears when the lights are turned off. He is killed by the creature. Paul had a stepdaughter called Rebecca(Palmer) and she has a brother called Martin(Bateman) who lives with their mother Sophia(Bello). She has mental problems and Rebecca worries about her brother living with her. Martin is seeing the same shadowy figure which comes out when it is dark. He is afraid to turn out the lights. His mother is talking to the figure and Martin is worried about her. Rebecca is called by the school as Martin is falling asleep in class. Rebecca wants to take him home with her.

Martin has to go back to his mother. Rebecca worries about what will happen. She is visited by the same creature and she knows that this thing is called Diana. Diana was in a mental institution with Sophia when she was young and she had a rare skin disease which meant that she could not go out in the light. She died when an experiment went wrong. She has come back to be with Sophia.She visited Rebecca too when she was young and gave her nightmares. Rebecca decides to stay with Martin and her mother and see what is going on.

Diana turns up and they have to fight her by turning on all of the lights. Rebecca discovers that Diana is there to stay with Sophia and that she won't let anyone interfere. She killed Paul for this reason as he was a threat to her. The cops come to the house but Diana kills them. She is seemingly unstoppable but Sophia realises that is she dies, Diana dies with her so she kills herself. End of movie.

This is an entertaining horror movie with some creepy moments. I enjoyed it and I found it good fun.
I hadn't heard much about this movie before I watched it and it was a pleasant surprise. It is not too scary but there are some unsettling moments in this. I liked the cast and all in all, this was a good, decent horror movie. I will give it a 7/10.

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