Incredibly prolific director Andrew Jones adds his own spin on the wealth of 'parody' films that have been popular over the past few years. Sometimes known as 'mockbusters', these are low-budget projects with titles mimicking those of high profile productions, often at around the same time as their release, in the cheeky hope of catching some of that bigger movie's notoriety. Examples are 'Transmorphers (2007) and 'Paranormal Entity (2009)'.
Lee Bane, who co-produces and co-directs, and without whom few Jones films would be complete, once more plays a hard man, Hawkins, a dangerous ex-soldier sent on a mission to locate a wayward escaped Tyrannosaurus Rex in and around the woodlands of Devil's Creek. He hand-picks a group of men to aid him, including musiciannutcase Rankin, played by another Andrew Jones (semi) regular Lee Mark Jones. Rankin is a musician, as is Lee Mark Jones, and his band 'The Mescalito Vampires' provide much of the excellent music here.
This is great fun, one of the most enjoyable of Andrew Jones' vast catalogue. It makes something of a virtue of it's low-budget trappings - indeed, a bunch of cash-strapped film-makers are amongst the creature's victims - and I must admit, I was intrigued to see how something as ambitious as a 'fully grown' dinosaur would be visualised here. The creature actually looks pretty decent. No hint of CGI of course, the T-Rex is filmed from below and features only fleetingly.
The acting is also pretty good throughout, although in a handful of key-scenes, the dialogue is drowned out by the music, which lets things down a bit. There are some genuinely funny moments, but one of the most poignant scenes is played dead straight. Reminiscing about a fallen colleague, Bane gives, I think, the best performance of his career so far.
According to IMDB, The film became the top selling Direct-to-Video title in the national UK DVD chart on its first week of release, opening at #22. Andrew Jones' star continues to rise, and I am very pleased about that.
Review by Nigel P from the Internet Movie Database.