Thinking Out Loud: Crawl

Welcome to another edition of Thinking Out Loud. Thinking Out Loud is where I go to the movies (or watch one at home) and take running thoughts and notes throughout, it gives you a raw inside look at my thoughts as I am watching the movie. I tend to do this with throw away fun movies (like this one) because while I spoil a lot of what happens, you get the jiff when you see the trailers regardless.

On the docket today, the Alligator meets Hurricane horror/thriller Crawl.

Reminder, spoilers within this and these are my running thoughts as I was watching the movie.

And were swimming!!!! Race is on and she lost. Loser!!!

Apex predator? Randy orton in this? 

WARNING DO NOT SHOOT YOUR GUNS INTO THE HURRICANE !!!!! Didn’t realize people needed to be warned of this.

Missing dad alert. Make dumb decisions to find him.

I love some bad acting and CGI

She literally looked at the dog and said stay here “okay”, like she was talking to a human. 

Sorry pops, if you are under the house during a hurricane, I’m gonna leave you under house. 

Old man has been bitten by Hurrigator (yes I just made that up, consider this a trademark) 

Hurrigator has arrived and is ready for dinner. 

Life coach dad while the gators are coming 

TWO HURRIGATORS FOLKS

Of course she’s gonna be Wonder Woman and evade them.

Poor attempt at a jump scare 

We’ve got some kleptos on the loose stealing and it’s about to be snack time for the HURRIGATORS 

It’s time it’s time it’s Gator chomping time 

I mean isn’t she like the female Michael Phelps? Just out-swim them.

Pete doesn’t copy, Pete is about to be Gator meat. 

THEY ALLEY OOPED PETE !!!!!!! One gator tossed him up and the other caught and dunked him!!!! – This was one of my favorite moments of the entire movie. I literally almost jumped for joy!!!!

Her below average swimming skills finally came to be useful 

Father/Daughter bonding time.

Barry Pepper with the line of the movie: Let’s get these Pea Brain Lizard SH**S

I’m pretty certain smacking the gator on top the head with a shovel is only gonna get it madder 

Wait he bite the heck out of her arms and she shot it like 8 times and the gator died with her arm in his mouth but the gator didn’t bite it all off? 

LOL let me wave at helicopters flying by that for sure can’t see me.

This gonna be a hell of a story to tell the grandkids 

Yeah let’s carry the dumb dog across with us. Or really throw the dog to the gators and run. 

She’s going all Michael Phelps on the gators, and SHE PASSES THE FINSIH LINE TO BEAT CHINA, RUSSIA AND LITHUANIA!!!!!! 

USA USA USA USA USA USA

Pops arm has officially become dinner!!!!! 

And of course Barry MacGruber Pepper has belt handy too attached his arm.

Well her slick move in the shower to get the gator stuck was pretty sweet. 

I will say around the hour and fifteen minute mark, these last twenty minutes felt rather long 

GATOR ROLL…. REPEAT GATOR ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLL HES GOT THE WHOLE SHOULDER IN HIS MOUTH!!!!!!!

She’s really hanging on to the house with the same arm he just chopped on? AND HE GRABBED HER AND SAVED HER WITH THAT ARM!!!!!!!!!!!  That just lost this movie a star. 

The Verdict:

*** out of ***** gavels

The concept was great, very believable threat of Alligators while the Hurricane’s make the waters rise.

The movie never tried to be over the top and anything more than it presented itself to be, a low budget thriller/horror film.

No one will be winning any Oscars any time soon for this film but it is a very enjoyable film.

Should you see it?: There are a lot of options in theaters right now, I think you could easily wait until it comes out to rent on iTunes/Amazon/Redbox but if you are looking to miss out on the big blockbuster films out right now, this would be a fun movie to catch.

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