"The best Giant Crocodile movie since On Golden Pond."
Now come on; who really needs an analytical review of a movie called "Crocodile 2: Death Swamp"? Either you're the intelligent sort who'd immediately turn their nose up at such low-rent stupidity - or you're like me and you'll watch any movie that features stupid people getting eaten by giant animals.If you fall into the first category, you're not missing anything by avoiding the entire Nu Image catalog of monster movies. If, on the other hand, you're already familiar with titles like Spiders 2: Breeding Ground, Shark Attack 3: Megalodon and Octopus 2: River of Death then A) you're a certifiably insane B-movie freak, and B) you should also get a kick out of the two Crocodile movies. They're just as bad as the others, and clearly you're a glutton for punishment.
Make no mistake: this is an awful movie, one carpeted with atrocious acting, shoddy special effects, derivative and formulaic plot devices and an overall air of...well, cheapness. But if a movie is so awful that it entertains for 90 minutes - that flick still deserves a half-hearted compliment.
Easily falling into the 'so bad it's funny' category, this sequel purports to be about a giant crocodile who eats people - when in fact the movie's more accurately about a hijacked plane full of obnoxious people. After about 55 minutes of biblically awful dialogue and paint-by-numbers plot points, the plane crash-lands in a giant swamp. Yes, that would be the Death Swamp.
Thus begins a series of attack sequences in which people are batted around by a big floppy tail before being chomped upon by a CGI croc so unconvincing that it makes the antagonist from Lake Placid look like Oscar-worthy filmmaking.
Oh yeah, Martin Kove (the frothing meanie from The Karate Kid) pops up as a grizzled helicopter pilot, which is a clear indication of this flick's pedigree.It's nice to see a new cheese factory churning out old-fashioned monster flicks, though unfortunately Nu Image seems content to work on the level of mega-cheap and mega-bad.