Mark L. Lester
Cameron Daddo, Coolio, Amy Sloan, George Calil and Ivo Cutzarida
Genre: Science Fiction
Format Used: Neflix DVD
Contains: Mild Lanuage, Graphic Violence
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.
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.
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.
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.)
- 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.)