Genre: Action, Horror
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Following on the heels of Bloodlines, which marked a slightly different direction in the series since it was just a bit more serious and had more freighting looking monsters, this instalment kept the same focus. In part 5 they took the action to Africa, but it was still in a dessert like the movies before it. This time they went to the artic to fight snow graboids. At least that is what was implied. In reality, the majority of graboid fighting was on regular ground with no snow and just looked like a darker dirt dessert. Despite that little bit of bait and switch, I really enjoyed this movie. It fit the series well, and I appreciated the focus being on the regular graboids only. There were only a couple of Ass Blasters in the entire movie and there were no regular shriekers. This movie didn’t try to reinvent the monsters like most of the films in the series did. Instead it focused on making the OG monster as badass and dangerous as when we first saw it back in the original Tremors. It worked. The story was good, and much better than 2, 3, and 4. I would say it was on par with 5 and only behind part 1 because of the novelty of the first one. I will also add, that in this one and part 5 I don’t hate Jamie Kennedy as much as I thought I would.
I don’t know if they plan on a part 7, but Michael Gross doesn’t seem to have much left in the tank. I mean he is 70 years old now. Maybe follow Val’s kid and Jamie Kennedy’s characters.