Grab the popcorn because Tremors has returned to video! I have fond memories of the Tremors movies. My father and I would watch them together whenever they came on TV in the 90s and early 2000s. Those warm fuzzy feelings transfer over to the new film, TREMORS: A COLD DAY IN HELL, which is just as goofy and action-packed as its predecessors. While there is no Kevin Bacon, there are a few nods to his character (Val), including the addition of Val’s daughter named, well, Val (short for Valerie).
The film features the return of Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) who venture to the icy Canadian wilderness where they are experiencing a heat wave and, you guessed it, graboids, which is potentially thanks to a government agency that plans to use the sandworms as bioweapons.
The film moves along quickly and is full of quotable one-liners, but some of the acting is pretty rocky. However, the opening scene sets you up for a good time with graboids tunneling in the ice and body parts flying. The CGI and cinematography are questionable at times, but really, the film is so fun that the filmmaking faux pas are rendered unimportant. This is a Tremors film, of course, filled with toilet humor, guts, and severed heads.
It’s a good film to relax with after a long, hard day at work when you just want your brain to melt out of your skull through your nose. Films that don’t take themselves too seriously and don’t try too hard to be quirky are needed in the world these days with the state of things and TREMORS: A COLD DAY IN HELL definitely delivers.
TREMORS: A COLD DAY IN HELL is now available to own on Blu-ray and DVD.
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