Now that Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (review here) has become something of a minor web phenomenon, it should come as no surprise that more animalistic movie monsters are being booked to step into the cinematic squared circle and clash in a motion picture smackdown of b-movie proportions. Next up for a monstermania main event: Dinocroc vs. Supergator.
Now here’s the odd thing about the prospects of a Dinocroc vs. Supergator movie: They’re the same monster. Roger Corman produced Dinocroc (review here) in 2004. He wanted to make a Dinocroc 2. The Sci-Fi Channel balked at a direct sequel because they claimed sequels didn’t perform well for them or some typical Sci-Fi brass nonsense. Corman went ahead and made his Dinocroc sequel under the guise of Supergator (review here). The Supergator is the exact same monster as that seen in Dinocroc with a mildly greenish tint to its skin color and some very minor tweaking of its snout. So what I’m getting at is that unless the filmmakers do something to make the two creatures more indistinguishable from each other, we’re essentially going to be watching the same monster fight itself.
Iconic b-moviemaker Jim Wynorski dropped word over at the Retromedia website that Dinocroc vs. Supergator is currently shooting in Los Angeles and will soon move to Hawaii. Also, David Carradine stars; so much for any post-Kill Bill resurgence for him.
As for plot details, the movie is called Dinocroc vs. Supergator. What more do you need to know? My one hope is that Wynorski doesn’t just get lazy like he did for the rancid Komodo vs. Cobra and just recycle his Curse of the Komodo script for what would potentially be the fourth time. Please, don’t go there again.
Also waiting in the wings currently in post-production is another new Corman-produced creature feature entitled Dinoshark. Perhaps the winner of Dinocroc vs. Supergator can advance to the next round and face the Dinoshark in the finals for all the marbles.
That is assuming there is a definitive winner. Anyone else besides me keep noticing that all these “vs.” movies of late tend to end in a draw, often marred by the outside interference of a third party? Know what would be really novel at this point? Actually making one of these versus flicks and letting one creature stand victorious at the end. Godzilla and Gamera understood the importance of wins and losses; why can’t today’s “vs.” moviemakers?
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