Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper
Runtime: 1 hour, 27 minutes
Genres: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
It's always interesting the new scary movie ideas that they come up with, particularly ones with killer animals. There are so many movies I've heard about or seen recently with animals running amok and killing people, in this case it's alligators. Some of the ones I've seen are not good, so I was on the fence with how this one would be. I was pleasantly surprised. Now, I'll be honest, it's been quite some time since I've watched this movie - it was actually on Halloween night last year and I obiviously kept getting interrupted by all those adorable kiddos in our neighborhood (you see... this movie was one of our October Horror movie month in 2019... whoopsie!)
Anyway, I did actually enjoy this film. The title really sells the aspects in the film. A father and daughter stuck in the crawl space under the house with alligators wanting to eat them alive. It's pretty action packed for such a small storyline. I thought they did a good job with all the tension between characters and monster as well as building up the thrills in the fight to stay alive.
Living in good old Missouri, in the middle of the U.S., it's hard for me to fathom just how bad hurricanes can be. I assume their similar to tornadoes, other than the fact that there's flooding and by all counts way worse. I do know that I would have most definitely evacuated in the case of this movie, are hurricanes that bad? Bad enough to completely flood a 2-story home? I guess I've seen similar things on the news, but I assumed it was that bad because of levee's breaking.
Now that I've talked a bit too much about nonsense, I should probably wrap this up. It was nice seeing Kaya in something other than the Maze Runner movies (which I love by the way, more so the books but that's another thing). I thought Crawl was an excellent movie if you're looking for something slightly scary and tremendously thrilling. The incorporation of the main characters swimming skills was great (my husband is a swimmer so I know he liked that too). And I'm happy nothing ever happened to the dog. Great movie. I give it a 4/5.
Similar movies: Brightburn, 47 Meters Down, Child's Play
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