Lake Placid 3 (2010)
A game warden moves his family to Lake Placid, once the site of deadly crocodile attacks. Locals assure him the crocs are gone, but his mischievous young son finds a few baby crocs and begins feeding them. They quickly grow into very big adults and start attacking the game warden's family and nearby town.
Best movie of this year hands down!
Although it has its amusing moments, in eneral the plot does not convince.
The movie turns out to be a little better than the average. Starting from a romantic formula often seen in the cinema, it ends in the most predictable (and somewhat bland) way.
Before the opening credits, a nice looking young man and woman take off all their clothes to swim nakedly and enjoy copulating. Unfortunately, during the latter, they are eaten by "Lake Placid 3" crocodiles. Almost a year since the passing of eccentric old Sadie Bickerman from "Lake Placid 2" (2007), the community has (again) been lulled into a false sense of security (and forgetfulness). A new group of crocodiles is looming in the lake. Arriving on the scene, and providing continuity, are Bickerman relatives. Instead of crazy ladies, we have a family. They are zoologist Colin Ferguson (as Nathan Bickerman), his realtor wife Kirsty Mitchell (as Susan) and their son Jordan Grehs (as Connor). He likes to feed the crocodiles...Like the previous entries, this sequel has a few strained story lines. In addition to the family, there is the hunter; this time it's a woman, scenery-chewing elk poacher Yancy Butler (as Reba). Leading the "young adult" group is handsome Mark Evans (as Brett) and his arousing girlfriend Kacey Barnfield (as Ellie). As expected, they are supported by mostly annoying college-aged youngsters, who make great crocodile bait. Bikinis and breasts are generously displayed. Versatile director G.E. Furst shows some promise, note how skillfully he introduces the father and son. There are also promising alterations in the "Lake Placid" formula. Unfortunately, and considering the resources, nothing lifts this shaky story above mediocrity.*** Lake Placid 3 (8/21/10) G.E. Furst ~ Colin Ferguson, Yancy Butler, Jordan Grehs, Michael Ironside
I really enjoyed the first Lake Placcid. It wasn't the best film I've seen, but it had a good atmosphere, had good acting and a witty script. I hated the second film though mainly because of the waste of Cloris Leachman. So considering it was SyFy, I was expecting to hate this one more. But surprisingly, while nowhere near as good as the original, it does improve, if not by much, on the second. The two main improvements were the acting and story. Neither are great here, the story is formulaic and doesn't have that many scares and the acting is amateurish from the lesser-known names. However, at least unlike the second, which was like a vastly inferior carbon copy, there is an attempt to be more original, and in terms of acting while not on the levels of Brendan Gleeson and the like from the original there is a good performance from Michael Ironside, whereas the two big names of the second film(Leachman and John Schneider) were literally wasted. There is some good scenery also. However, the crocodile effects are the worst of the three, among the cheapest of any group of special effects I've seen in a while. And to make things worse, the crocs aren't well-utilised, their scenes are lacking in suspense and they are not menacing in the slightest. The script is hilariously cheesy, the editing is choppy and you'd be hard pressed to find a likable character in this movie. All in all, pretty bad but not awful like the second. 4/10 Bethany Cox
OK, beat me up for this 8, but I think the movie deserves it. I was not disappointed...had a lot of laughs. The two stars; Colin Ferguson and Yancy Butler should have been the love interest, sadly they were not...together they could have made the movie much more enjoyable. Colin is good, not the greatest, but good enough. However Yancy Butler was really fantastic...she was a lot of fun, and she could act too. She reminded me of Parker Posie who made over 40 films before she got some good roles. Yancy has an acting flare that surfaces; manly because she plays every role as if its worthy of an award: she's great to watch. I hope she's able to get some really good roles. SyFy often makes a good low budget move, and never gets recognition. The Epoch movies were both very good, and worthy of main stream movie theaters, but never got the the nod. So beat me up...Lake Placid 3 was a lot of fun...and yes, I rooted for the crocks...maybe they'll make number 4 even better; hope they team up Colin and Yancy...and have the other wife eaten, and they become a couple.
Wow, this is bad. The only thing entertaining about this movie are the IMDb reviews. What is it about the kid that makes you wish for him to be devoured by the plastic crocodiles? Actually the cast is not half bad, but the special effects are just so awful that it distracts you from the content. Well, that might actually be a good thing. My mother might actually enjoy this, since the scenes just go on and on and you cannot miss any turn of events by popping out to the fridge. The crocs are still there. Yep. They are still there.Making movies is not easy and I am not saying that my croc movie would be any better, but in some weird way the best purpose for this movie is to use it as an ego boost. I cannot possible be this bad at my job - can I?