Tuesday, June 20, 2006

"Sabretooth" review

Sabretooth (2002)

Directed by James D.R. Hickox
Writing credits Scott Vandiver Tom Woosley

David Keith.... Bob Thatcher
Vanessa Angel.... Catherine Viciy

A sabretooth tiger gets loose in the woods. It's hungry. Famished. Hasn't eaten in centuries. It spots the usual gaggle of teens hiking and decides to chow down. A hunting party is formed to find it. The hot supermodel scientist, (aren't all geniuses beautiful?), demands that it be caught alive while the main hunter wants to take the sabretooth to the taxidermist. OOOHHH...Tension.

This was a pretty efficient B-movie. They set the situation up quick: Monster, victims, woods. The sabretooth went to work on everybody. I enjoyed myself. There were two problems though. One, speaking as a horny lover of B-sleaze, I found it particularly depressing that there wasn't any unnecessary T&A. Many bosoms were heaving under tight T-shirts and yet no one felt the need to go skinny dipping. Shame. Second, the sabretooth digital effects were awful. I didn't once think that that was a sabretooth running around. The sabretooth looked like he escaped from a cartoon. The close ups of his head were all right but any scenes of the sabretooth in motion reeked of cheapness.

SCORE: 1.5 out of 4 cartoon sabretooths

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