A few of us went to the cinema to watch the original TREMORS when it was first released, we all slept on Bournemouth beach that night waiting for the giant killer sand worms to attack
I only saw the second one after that. I don't think we missed much. I remember Fear magazine (and The Dark Side and Samhain), I've also still got quite a few old copies of Fangoria and Gorezone in our spare room .Testify, brother! Only I didn't do the beach thing. Read a glowing review in Fear magazine, so was there on opening night and had a great time. Not being entirely aware of what it was about made it all the better. Never saw the straight to video sequels, the original couldn't be bettered.
Although I posted about this previously when the film was orginally-released, can I strongly recommend it again, for a feel-good fun-filled fillup http://forum.forteantimes.com/index.php?threads/non-fortean-films.58948/page-15#post-1656232La La Land: An old style musical which feels refreshingly new
I may have seen one of Ramon's printed somewhere recently.
This film probably wouldn't exist without DIEHARD but it's been over three decades now since Bruno saved his skyscraper so perhaps we should let that go. This time we're in Japan, the skyscraper in question is 4 times the height of The Empire State Building (sensitive of the film makers not to compare this fictional building to The World Trade Centre although there is repeated 'two thirds of the way up' footage of the burning section in this film as a comparison) ..
Dwayne Johnson was a special ops man who vowed not to use a gun again after a small hostage scene went badly wrong .. 10 years later, he's married the nurse that saved him and he's become used to his prosthetic leg and they have adorable Jurassic Park style kids ..
He hooks up with one of his old special ops buddies who finds him work as a final say security over seer .. and then things go wrong without spoiling the plot (although the plot twist were obvious, I just went with it) .. our hero goes full on Yippe Kye Aye .. there's lots of epic Towering Inferno scenes ... the double crossing baddie is feeble and English of course as is always the way in love letter to the 80's Hollywood films .. the other baddies obviously have Eastern European accents so that's OK then. There's also an Enter The Dragon room of mirrors scene, we know there's going to be one in the first ten minutes because we're shown the room of mirrors in the first ten minutes ..
8 out of 10 .. it loses 1 point for being a blatant DIEHARD 'homage' and another point because his Mrs doesn't punch a weasel journalist in the face at the end .. other than that, engaging cheesy manipulative switch your brain off cliff hanger fun .. that's meant to be a compliment.