|The poster for Monster-Zilla|
Source: Avery Guerra.
Here's a pop quiz! What do you get when you combine the plot from one of the worst movies of all time, "The Blair Witch Project" with the plot from one of best movies of all time, "Jurassic Park?"
Answer: "Monster-Zilla" ... or a movie where a bunch of annoying 20-somethings get eaten up by dinosaurs.
"Were's the map?" ... "Where are the smokes?" ... "Did you hear something?" .... "OH MY GOD, A PILE OF ROCKS!!!"
Chomp Chomp Chomp
Actually "Blair Witch" would have been great if it had a T-Rex in it. At least then something would have happened in the movie. I mean honestly something beats nothing any day right?
To tell the truth I was just about to blast this movie as a blatant retread of some overused movie plot ideas, but on second thought maybe the folks over at Tomcat Films are onto something here? Replace piles of stones and sticks with carnivorous dinosaurs ... you know it just might work?
Here is the plot:
Two Navy SEALS, Trevor and Doug, are sent to an abandoned island in search of a “package,” but instead of being the hunters, they find they are being hunted. During their escape they come across a camera left in the hands of a dead man. After taking refuge the two men watch what’s on the film and see the story unfold from the point of view of a young man named Garrett; taking in the fun of spring break, along with meeting Garrett’s fellow college age travelers. As the story progresses, we learn more about each of the college kids on break, and that there is a creature on the island that’s big and hungry.
Knowing they’ll have little time on the beach to gather the “package” before possibly being hunted, the Navy SEALS grab up their gear and head out to complete their assignment. Unfortunately, when they hit the beach, the one thing they hadn’t thought about actually happens. The creature has young that are now fully grown and, hunting as a pack, are now after them. A sudden twist takes place when another camera in a secret location shows that Trevor and Doug are being watched from the unseen force that sent them there in the first place. It seems that while the SEALS were watching the video of what happened to the college kids, someone else was watching the SEALS on their own video feed. Perhaps there’s a monster out there far worse than the one’s hunting them.
Roll the trailer:
Oh and before I forget, if I were one of the people in charge of this baby, I would change the name of the film right away before I a letter from a lawyer representing Toho studios arrives. If you remember they sued a miniature golf course over the use of the phrase "Zilla." Just food for thought.