An African warlord further complicates a news team's (Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones, Brooke Langton) mission to capture a giant crocodile said to have killed hundreds of villagers.
" Can't a killer-crocodile movie just be a killer-crocodile movie? "
" Don't get attached to anybody, or anything. Poor actors. They took off to make a movie in Africa and all they got was a stinking, fake-blood-soaked t-shirt. "
" Essentially Jaws moved to Africa. "
" For some insane reason, the makers of Primeval attempted to create a film that blends Anaconda with Hotel Rwanda, and they failed miserably. "
" How capturing an animal found in every zoo constitutes a scoop is beyond me, but when you expect the trio to be knee-deep in blood they are instead wading through politics. "
" In the end, broader messages get beaten down by genre. "
" It's difficult to think of a worse horror movie than Primeval, partly because it's barely a horror movie at all. "
" Primeval boasts a level of cheesiness that should well merit it a regular rotation on late-night cable. "
" Primeval is one of several recent movies to bill itself as 'inspired by true events.' So was this review, though in both cases 'inspired' may be too strong a word. "
" Strangely self-serious, and without covering the prerequisites of top-shelf nastiness that contemporary horror requires, this giant crocodile movie turns out to be neither fish nor fowl. "
" What a croc! Unsolicited advice to filmmakers: When making a monster movie, do not attempt to sell said film as a picture about a serial killer. "
" With a little camp, this could have been fun. "
" Director Michael Katleman, making his bigscreen debut after a couple decades' TV work, keeps the pacing tight, the acting straight-faced and the laughs mostly intentional (though Jones' one-liners occasionally fall flat). "
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