Terrordactyl (2016) Jack E. Curenton, Bianca Haase, Christopher John Jennings, Kevin Keator Movie Review

Terrordactyl (2016)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Terrordactyl (2016)

Read all ABout it: Terrordactyls Attack L.A.

Lars (Christopher John Jennings) and Jonas (Jason Tobias - Open Marriage) are never going to get rich as odd job men in Los Angeles and so when meteors come crashing down to an area nearby they decide to go and recover one in hope it will make them rich. What it does is bring extinct pterodactyls back to the area and as they attack the city are more like terrordactyls. With their friends from the bar and a few hangers on they find themselves in a battle to survive as they not only discover the meteor is not what it seems but take the fight to the terrordactyls.

Some guys do battle with giant snakes, others do battle with giant sharks but in "Terrordactyl" a group of friends do battle with pterodactyls, I mean terrordactyls, who attack Los Angeles. I don't think I need to say much more when it comes to the story as it is intentionally ridiculous as of course this is an over the top comedy which you could almost say tries to do a bit of a "Shaun of a Dead" but with are duo and friends doing battle with these prehistoric flying beasts rather than zombies.

Unfortunately whilst "Terrordactyl" was not as bad as I was expecting it to be it certainly wasn't as funny as I hoped it would be. It just lacks the great characters and in truth the good acting to make these characters entertaining in their own right. As such whilst we get some dumb and dumber antics when it comes to the characters you don't care about them or find them entertaining. On top of that the humour, both that which is intentionally bad and that which is supposed to be good, only ends up middle of the road and not overly memorable. To put it simply whilst you remember the scene in "Shaun of the Dead" where they throw records at the zombies in the garden heads there isn't anything in "Terrordactyl" which is that memorable.

What this all boils down to is that firstly "Terrordactyl" is not as bad as I was expecting it to be with some reasonable special effects. But for a creature feature comedy it struggles with memorably funny.