The Screen Room
Currently Watching: Rogue (2007)
Currently watching: Rogue (2007).
This is one of the better crocodile movies in my opinion.
I like a good “monster movie”. I watched Crawl (2019) a while back and was really disappointed. It’s one of those films that insults the intelligence of the audience (one of my pet hates). Basically a crocodile or alligator (I forget) who seems to eat everyone who (conveniently) isn’t a main character. Very predictable and unbelievable.
This one however is slightly more realistic.
If you haven’t seen it, it stars Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black), Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Michael Vartan (One Hour Photo) among others.
This is what it’s about:
Whilst on a crocodile-watching river cruise in Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory, a boat full of tourists is rammed by a huge crocodile and the occupants are forced to take refuge on a small island.
With daylight fading and the tide rising, the group must come to terms with the fact that they’re in the crocodile’s feeding ground and are highly likely to become its next meal.
This is an independent film and it really benefits from it. It might still seem like a far fetched concept but it doesn’t have that polished, unbelievable Hollywood feel. It’s much more real and believable.
I’ve just noticed that one of the characters is John Jarrett who played the killer in Wolf Creek (2005) - another film worth checking out and from the same director.👌
If you like films like Jaws and Lake Placid, you’ll probably enjoy this. 👍🐊