Leapin’ Lizards (Crocodile, 2000)
A bunch of teens go on a trip to the lake, staying in a houseboat. They stumble on a nest of crocodile eggs and take one. So then they are pursued by the huge crocodile momma. Meanwhile, the local police chief is investigating a series of grisly deaths. With help from a shady alligator farm owner, he figures out what is going on.
Crocodile is not very good. It is pretty standard, it’s pretty teens are bland and only two characters are really defined… the nice girl and the slut, who wants the nice girl’s man. But no worries…the slut gets eaten.
The egg plot seems directly lifted from the third Jurassic Park movie…right down to a female character returning the egg. And let’s be honest…this is a poor man’s Lake Placid…and it is indeed poor. This is one of those films where people are ten feet away, but still end up in the crocodile’s mouth. The crocodile is a mix of practical and digital. And all the digital looks terrible.
Even for a die-hard Hooper fan, this is not a movie worth checking out.