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CREATURE FEATURES 1

PTERODACTYL (2005) (TV)
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Directed By:
Mark L. Lester

Starring:
Cameron Daddo, Coolio, Amy Sloan, George Calil and Ivo Cutzarida

Not Rated
Genre: Science Fiction
Format Used: Neflix DVD
Contains: Mild Lanuage, Graphic Violence

THE PLOT:

An earthquake due to the awakening of a dormant Volcano in Turkey lodges out Pterodactyl eggs which hatches. Meanwhile a Professor and his students get a rare opportunity to go to Turkey and examine the rare find.

Also it's bad timing for a elite army team to be transporting a wanted terrorist out of the area. Now the soldiers, the terrorist and the students are all on the menu and the Pterodactyls are thinking free buffet lunch.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

All I have to say is this is a pretty cool movie. It's the first movie where Pterodactyls are the main monster, not a sub-monster or a background monster but the main monster. The Pterodactyl effects are very good and I think the acting was pretty okay. There are some character issues in this, but what is perfect. For the most part I found it entertaining and enjoyable. My only real complaint is the boy making like a peeping Tom at the girl swimming. Hello, she had a swimsuit on, that's like being a voyeur at the beach. Coolio who is not my favorite person being in the "music" known as rap. But I think he does a pretty fair acting job in this. I believed him as a army soldier in this odd situation, plus shoot first and keep shooting is the way of the army. So all and all a pretty well made monster movie with all the jumps and scares in the right place. I give it 8 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd on this. Pterodactyl is a pretty desent film with lots of twists and turns. But I wish it was more like some of the other sci-fi channel orignal film and had showed some skin. But that's a minor complaint compared to the big picture. I give Pterodactyl, 7 STARS.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ PTERODACTYL EFFECTS (The Pterodactyl effects are pretty well done. But I heard they were larger.)
+ STORY (The story works.)
+ CAST (The cast does a pretty good job.)
+ ACTING (For the most part the acting was well done.)
+ COOLIO (Never thought I'd say this, but Coolio does a good job.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES)

- CHARACTER ISSUES (I think the college students got annoying.)
- PEEPING TOM (Considering she was wearing a swimsuit, did they really need to throw in a peeping Tom or at least when she saw she was dressed he should have snapped his fingers and left.)

AND FINALLY...

- NO NUDITY (VOLTRON wishes it was more like other sci-fi channel films and had some skin in the video that they couldn't show on TV.)

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