Excerpt: It was still fun after viewing this again. Valentine "Val" McKee (Kevin Bacon) and Earl Basset (Fred Ward) notice a dead person at the top of an electrical tower. The person died of thirst with a gun in his hands. Rhonda LeBeck (Finn Carter) has seen the creature killed by Val and Earl. Rhonda based on the seismology tests that there are 3 more beasts. Walter Chang (Victor Wong) the store owner calls it “graboids.
Excerpt: A backwater town is stalked by giant underground creatures intent on gobbling up its inhabitants. Ron Underwood's affectionate homage to and parody of the Hollywood creature feature was a big enough hit to warrant a trio of straight to DVD sequels, mainly because of it's light-hearted approach and cast of hugely likeable characters.
Excerpt: Tremors is a great action flick with the perfect balance of action, science fiction and comedy. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward star as two ‘handy-men’ in the small town of Perfection, Nevada. They eventually decide it’s about time they leave and get on with their lives but they’ve waited one day too long… Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward have great chemistry together as Valentine and Earl. The cast as a whole is excellent and every character has a unique personality.
Summary: The reason Tremors works so well is that it doesn't take itself too seriously, yet has an original idea that seems plausible. It's a little cornball - but you can tell the actors are having fun - especially a gun-toting Reba McEntire.
Conclusion: A Brilliantly Corny Guilty Pleasure of a Movie. Such a basic premise, token characters, but done with tongue so firmly in cheek that you cant help but get swept up along with it. Kevin Bacon is fabulous in one of his best roles, and has great chemistry with the equally good Fred Ward. The Nevada background becomes a brilliant character itself. Good effects and very Imaginative at time. Fun. Fun.
Conclusion: perfect saturday night movie fodder. not an oscar winner, but who care's when you'll have this much fun. all we need know is lake placid and you'll have a great creature feature double bill.