A group of
technicians is sent to a top secret
mining facility to investigate a
mysterious power shortage led by a greedy
man named Maj. Tom McQuade (Cliff De
The place is deserted with alot of
damaged rooms. They find a kid named
Jesse Turner (Ryan Thomas Johnson) who is
shocked by what had happened there as one
of the people named Jack Reed (John
Savage) tries to help him out.
Everyone tries to search out the
cavernous tunnels and discovers a bunch
of prehistoric beasts that feasts on each
of them. They try to escape but one of
these carnosaurs hid out in the
helicopter which was their only escape
and feasted on the pilot named Joanne
Galloway (Neith Hunter) and their
helicoter crashes and explodes.
McQuade tells them what is going on about
these carnosaurs but for some reason he
seems to want to keep some of them alive
and will do anything to do so even if it
means killing some of his men before they
kill these monsters and bringing them
back to their base before the mine
explodes in a nuclear meltdown.
The film shows a good outdoor scene with a fellow acting
nervous calling to the carnosaur and then
later on a shot zooming in on him with
him trembling. Then there's great shots
on the factory with things being thrown
around and some hellraising moments too.
There's a good moment with Maj. Tom McQuade instructing other before
going on their mission in which it looked
serious and well done.
There's good shots on the main character's in
the helicopter goofing around and having
We spot a cheesy moment with
the people discovering Jesse Turner acting in shock and taking
him to a place to lie down and trying to
talk to him. I didn't find it at all too
We spot many good discussions with Jack Reed acting sympathetic towards Jesse giving it a nice
heartwarming feel to the story and one of
the best moments too.
A good shot on a carnosaur
looking down on Ed Moses with him looking up and looking nervous.
Plus we have a shot on him being
thrown by this ferocious beast.
We have a good shot on a supporting character Joanne Galloway getting ready to
start up the helicopter with a carnosaur
behind her and then a shot on her
struggling and being eaten by this beast.
We spot a shot on the helicopter crashing
on the ground but you can tell it's a
model. However, there's a nice effects
shot on an explosion.
There's a good moment with Tom explaining what's happening and
discussing about a prehistoric life
breeding in the labratory and Ben Kahane acting saracastic about it
all which looked quite natural.
There's many good shots on some of the characters trying to explore the hallways of the
labratory for any carnosaurs.
We spot a good brawling and struggling
moment between Tom and Jack with great intense actions on the two of
them along with good camera shots on the
There's a good shot on the main characters in a room
and then a carnosaur crashing through the
roof and grabbing Sarah Rawlins as well as a shot on the carnosaur
attacking her with great struggling
reactions on her as well.
We spot many shots on carnosaur's
attacking with their jaw open ready to
take a bite as well as trying to break
through things in the hallways.
There's a good shot on the characters in the
head labratory room with smoke shooting
down and their reactions on what to do.
We spot a good shot on a giant carnosaur
stomping towards Jesse and then later
on a good shot on the carnosaur picking
up a corpse of what was a federal agent.
Neat effects there and great camera work.
There's many perfect takes on Jesse driving a crater and battling this giant
beast. I found this to be the most
adventureous scene of them all.
Bottom line is that normally sequels
aren't better than the originals I find
but I enjoyed this one by far as it seems
like a completely different story
alltogether and I think it is.
The film was cheesy but it's so bad it's
good. It really cloned Aliens
but it was taking place present day on
Earth with scene's very obvious to what I
mentioned like having a kid playing an
older type of male Newt along with a male
Ripley acting fatherly and caring to him.
Plus we have a battle with a giant
carnosaur close to the ending of the film
There were good effects on the
carnosaur's as well as lots of
adventureous explorings at the laboratory
and the canrosaurs attacking the people
one by one.
Check this one out if you enjoyed cheesy
direct to video films during this time
period in which you won't be
The acting is
quite good since we have a well known
talented cast performing in this flick. John
Savage (Jack Reed) was by far the most memorable
one of them all showing a tough but nice
and caring side to him along with great
violent aggressions when he had to do a
battle. Does well hollering in pain during a certain scene. Yup one the best I found.
Cliff DeYoung (Maj. Tom McQuade) really knew his part
giving orders to others along with acting
like a scumbag too proving to be a good
backstabber in the film with his greedy
actions too. He also does well panicking
for the supenseful moments.
Don Stroud (Ben Kahane) was my favourite actor
for this film showing a nice sarcastic
attitude as well as showing a great charm
to his character with the right looks
too. He shows nice versatality to what he
had to do.
Ryan Thomas Johnson (Jesse Turner) who played the
kid in the film however tries way too
hard and he didn't pull it off all that
greatly. He wasn't terrible but needed
some improvement and can do so with
future acting gigs in which he can study
his craft well. There's a scene for example in which he isn't
convincing with his devastating screams
when someone is falling to their death due to his poor acting skills.
Miguel A. Nunez (Ed Moses) didn't have a huge
part in the film but showed a great
bubbly and outgoing attitude in which I
have often seen him do in flicks like in Return
of the Living Dead. He also
showed great paranoid expressions too. He
certainly was quite a character as always
bloody scratch marks
An arm is chomped off along with other
A head is chomped off along with the arms
and legs too
We hear some high pitched
and the odd screechy music composed by Ed
Tomney with some low sounds too for
the real creepiness to the story. Alot of
this sounds almost similar to the Puppet