Look Out In Africa! (Tremors 5: Bloodlines, 2015)

tremors-5The Director of next year’s Kindergarten Cop 2 (Starring Dolph Lundgren!) brings us the newest installment.  Returning Burt Gummer to the front lines, he gets talked into going a South African Wildlife Reserve by his new cameraman Travis (Jamie Kennedy).

Hijinks ensue.

The film opts to not create a new cycle in the life of the graboid, instead we find that the graboids of the continent of Africa are quite different from the northern hemisphere brand the series has focused on so far.  They appear bigger, yet sleeker.  The “Ass Blasters” have oval mouths that are filled sharp teeth and larger wing/arms.

Gummer and Travis are aided by the vet Dr. Nandi Montabu (Pearl Thusi) and her staff in dealing with the new graboid threat.  They run into various complications, both human and graboid.

Overall, I enjoyed this more than I expected to.  Gross and Kennedy have a decent connection as two guys rather irritated by each other.  The film has many fun homages to classic horror and sci-fi.  This is not a great film, by any means.  But it was a decent diversion.

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