In the beginning it wasn’t the town of Perfection that was besieged by giant worms, it was the town of Rejection and the monsters were flying dirt dragons. In 1889, 17 men died mysteriously in a mine. When Gummer, the owner, shows up to get the mine running again they find flying worm creatures that quickly morph into the overgrown worm monsters found in the first three Tremors movies. As the town of Rejection struggles to survive, even hiring gunman Kelly, time and money are quickly running out.
Michael Gross (Hiram Gummer), Sara Botsford (Christine), Billy Drago (Black Hand Kelly), Brent Roam (Juan Pedilla), Sam Ly (Fu Yien).
As if the concept of the Tremors movies, giant killer worms, wasn’t enough they went and created the prequel movie as the fourth in the series. Great idea, decent enough plot, but the movie just didn’t come through at all. The plot was slow to start and other than a couple of brief moments, like our first flying worm encounter, it never moved faster than a crawling worm. A whole lot of dialog and not a lot of worms or blood and guts. The humor found in the first couple of movies never materialized either. Not a horrible film but nowhere near as much fun as we have had from Tremors in the past.
Gross once again did a good job, playing his great (great?) grandfather this time. Drago was enjoyable as usual but his role was fairly brief in this installment. Acting was decent but there was no real spark between everyone.
This seemed like the lowest budget of the franchise so far. Fairly sparse sets and much less special effects than we are used to seeing in these films. Soundtrack was on par for the Tremors films, nothing special.
If you are a fan of the Tremors films, probably worth checking out otherwise, skip it.
Some gore but not much, no nudity or language so this one is okay for preens and above.
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins is no longer showing in any Littleton, Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 2 out of 5
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