- Actors: Patrick Muldoon, Vanessa Williams, Thomas Calabro, David Millbern, Noah Bastian
- Directors: Tibor Takács
- Writers: Eric Miller
- Producers: Andreas Hess, James R. Rosenthal, Jeffrey Schenck, Paul Colichman, Stephen P. Jarchow
- Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, Spanish
- Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Canadian Home Video Rating : Parental Guidance (PG)
- Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Release Date: Oct. 16 2007
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- ASIN: B000UAFDQ6
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When a young ski team training for the Olympics arrives at the remote and isolated Lost Mountain Ski Resort to focus on training, they're thrilled to find "Dash" Dashiell, (Patrick Muldoon), a retired Olympic skier, is there to help them train. But their plans are halted when Dr. April Sommers (Vanessa Williams), a scientist working at a nearby government lab, arrives with an emergency: giant spiders bred at the lab have escaped, and they're killing and eating everything in sight! It's up to Dash, Dr. Sommers and resort owner Frank (Stephen J. Cannell) to stop the spiders.
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I found this movie funny. I’m not certain it was meant to be a comedy. But I like movies about anything gigantic and on the rampage. Plus, the spiders were pretty colors, like Easter eggs.
Vanessa Williams is Dr. April Sommers, a big-league expert on arachnid genetics, and is ignorant of the sinister overtones of the work at the lab. The male protagonist is Patrick Muldoon as Dan "Dash" Dashiell, a formerly great skier and now a has-been teaching a bunch of sniveling, elitist high school age skiers in preparation for the Olympics.
To say that Williams can't pull off the role of a brilliant scientist is a huge understatement, but she and Muldoon are actually the most likeable cast members. I was so ready for the spiders to eat all the teenagers, that every minute they were onscreen and uneaten was more and more agonizing (and made even more so by extremely "cool" dialogue like "that was some nice carvin' by you, man", and frequent use of words like "gnarly").
The box art is not representative of the film. The box shows gigantic spiders the size of an airplane hangar, but in the film the spiders are about the size of a golden retriever. The spiders are very poorly executed CGI and are about as realistic and scary of a science fiction creature as "Alf". The writing and acting are very amateurish, and the film is full of ridiculous situations that take away from the film. My favorite scene involves a school bus full of teenagers: it's completely ludicrous, yet entertaining. (The same theme was done much more skillfully with angry ravens in "Kaw".) Sadly some of the teens do survive the arachnid holocaust: hopefully, though, they will never be in another film.
I gave the film two stars, which is generous, because in spite of the cast, the film was sometimes quite entertaining, although in a way I suspect that the producers didn't intend. If you like "Mystery Science Theater 3000", you'll immediately see what I mean.
movie. Very Glad I did. I am not really into spiders, but this movie got my attention!