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RoboCroc (2013)

RobocrocA review by C J Dee
  • Director: Arthur Sinclair
  • Starring: Corin Nemec, Lisa McAllister, Dee Wallace, Steven Hartley
  • Other notable appearances: A pair of crocs shoes
  • Running time: 77 minutes
  • Watch this if you liked: Lake Placid, Dinocroc vs. Supergator
  • Rating: 4/5

A shuttle carrying government nanotechnology explodes, ejecting its payload into a crocodile enclosure at a water adventure park. The nanotechnology integrates with the park’s Australian saltwater crocodile, Stella, and sends her on a single-minded mission for survival. This, of course, includes detecting food in the form of the park’s guests and staff. It’s up to zookeeper Duffy (Nemec) to predict Stella’s next move and stop her before RoboCroc can take over completely.

RoboCroc is one of the most fun Syfy Original Movies I have ever seen.

The plot? It was ridiculous and had a giant metallic crocodile eating people.

The dialogue? Let’s just say “you don’t stand a pig’s chance in a piranha pool” is now one of my all-time favourite expressions.

The continuity? One of the men goes from having a broken leg, to a sprained ankle to a “busted leg” in the space of 10 minutes.

The acting? The guy with the magically morphing injury could not have acted his way out of a wet paper bag.

The summary? If you’re a cinematic purist, then probably give RoboCroc a miss. If you, like this reviewer, enjoy a high cheddar level in your monster movies that includes cringe-worthy dialogue; fun and ridiculous plots; and bad CGI, then I can almost guarantee that you’ll get a kick out of RoboCroc.

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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