American journalist named Pete McKell
(Michael Vartan) travels to Australia and
goes on a river cruise where he clashes
with the tour captain named Kate Ryan
(Radha Mitchell) thinking he's just a
typical city slicker.
On their tour they spot some boats that
are damaged and sinking in the water
along with some rednecks causing trouble
by the names of Neil Kelly (Sam
Worthington) and Simon (Stephen Curry) as
they are speeding along the water but a
giant crocodile attacks their boat as
well as the tour boat leaving them
stranded and one by one this reptile
starts eating them one by one.
Neil becomes allies with the tourists and
tries to find a way to try and survive
the nightmare and to get to the other
side of the river to make their way away
from this beast but he ends up being it's
next meal and Pete goes out of his way to
try and rescue Kelly as well as the
tourists by trying to trap this crocodile
before everyone is devoured by it.
A good beginning with a
crocodile attacking an animal which looks
like a nature show at it's worst
There's great distant shots on a tour
boat in the river with a distant shot on
the deserted areas.
We have a good shot on Kate Ryan driving the tour boat and discussing the
locations making the setting looking like
a real tour host.
Some good argumentive discussions
between Kate and Pete McKell in the tour boat with good
close up shots on one another.
We have a good scene with Neil Kelly acting like a smart ass
standing on the tour boat from his boat
as a typical redneck troublemaker and a
good shot on him falling in the water
when the boat speeds away.
There's good shots on the tour boat going
through the lake with some boats nearly
sinking giving the shots a nice horror
feel to it.
A good shot with the boat bumping
and sinking with everyone panicking and
freaking out which leaves a nice
impression that these people might be the
croc's next lunch.
We have a good shot on both Neil and Simon goofing around
in their boat towards them with a great
suspenseful shot on their boat flipping
over and Neil struggling to swim
to shore which was nicely done too.
A nice shot on Mary Ellen calling out to her husband
who never came to shore.
A good shot on all of them on
land near a bonfire discussing how to
make it to the other side with good
aggressions by Neil on
what to do as we see good shots on him
making a rope to the next end with him
climbing it to the other side with good
shots under the water with him swimming.
There's a nice moment with Mary stuggling on the rope and nearly
falling with her acting scared stiff
which makes you cringe wondering if the
croc will attack.
A good shot with Neil on
shore with a jumping scene on the croc
leaping at him.
We have a nice struggling moment with the
people in the water struggling to swim to
shore while Pete tries to
trick the croc with some bait.
A cringing moment with Pete
calling to Kate while she is struggling to shore and a
good jumping scene with the croc grabbing
A good shot on him falling
into a lagoon with great shots
surrounding it and him looking around and
spotting some of the corpses there which
looked great for the story and the
secrets of this reptile.
We have a good shot on a light from a
cave getting dim with Pete trying to hide which gave it that creepy
feel on the croc coming into his place.
We do spot nice cheesy shots on the croc
going in to rest with good shots on him carrying Kate and
trying to be as quiet as possible and
then a good moment with him looking
shocked realising that the croc isn't at
it's sleeping place and jumps out which
was terrifically scary.
shot on a small space with Kate lying
there and the croc trying to bite her
which kinda makes you laugh.
Bottom line is that this is a very well done
low budgeter with lots of scares and
jumps even if the CGI was a bit cheesy at
times plus the scenery looked very dark
which adds the perfect touch along with
the crocodile's hideout spot which I
thought was very neat indeed.
For fans who have enjoyed Lake
Placid and Tobe Hooper's
flick Crocodile will
also get a kick out of this film too
keeping up with the scary reptile films. It's good to see all the tourists
reactions when this beast attacks as well
as struggling to survive and find a way
to escape too of all of them being
The acting is not
too bad as we have an okay performance by
Mitchell (Kate Ryan) in which she does well as a
tour host along with some good energy
trying to lead the survivors to safety in
which we spot good energy from her with
all of this.
Michael Vartan (Pete McKell) playing the heroic
male lead in the film was nothing too
special but delivered his lines fine
enough and is a passable actor. He does well trying to shout to someone whom is struggling to shore and also does well calling for
her and then showing good sad emotions
when there's no reply. He does good battling moments
and trying to survive.
Sam Worthington (Neil Kelly) played a great
troublemaking redneck and trying to be
the hero when he is stranded with the
rest showing excellent energy too with
great expressions and powerful words too
with his lines. I consider him the best
Caroline Brazier (Mary Ellen) really does well
with her emotional attitude and fears in
which she stands out quite well with what
she had to do and can be remembered too.
There's some corpses with
bloody teeth marks on them
A guy's fingers is nearly bitten off
This film wasn't terribly bloody
surprisingly after looking at the dvd
cover of it and the plotline too.
There's some good fast
paced violin playing during a scene when
the cast tries to swim to the other side
using some bait to grab the corcodile's
attention which sounded really good. We
have nice breezy violin playing
throughout alot of the story especially
the sad playing when a tragedy happens
along with some thumping sounds too.
tour is disrupted by Neil]
Everett Kennedy: We'd like to get
on with our tour.
Neil: Fuck me, it's John fucking
Wayne! This is the tour, John.