To Catch a Yeti (1995) Meat Loaf, Chantellese Kent, Richard Howland, Jim Gordon Movie Review

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To Catch a Yeti (1995)

Hank and the Bristows

With hunter Big Jake Grizzly (Meat Loaf) and his helper Blubber (Richard Howland) on his trail a Yeti hides in the tent of climber Dave Bristow (Jim Gordon) who unwittingly brings the little creature with big feet back to his home in New York where his daughter Amy (Chantellese Kent) decides to call the little creature Hank. But Big Jake has not given up on getting himself a Yeti and has tracked down Dave to where he lives.

Three things spring to mind as I watch "To Catch a Yeti" the first of which is; are they sure they got the year right as this screams out 80s family movie to me. From the hair to the fashions through to the story, comedy and camera work this looks much older than it is. This leads me to second thing and it clearly combines a couple of other movies with a touch of "Big Foot and the Hendersons" with a hunter and a creature which here is called Hank rather Harry. But then we have a touch of "Gremlins" with the Yeti not being some huge man mountain of a monster but a tiny creature with big feet and clearly a puppet in the same manner as Gizmo. The end result of this is a movie which is a complete rip-off and a seriously poor one at that.

But then there is the third thing and that is Harry the Yeti which has to be the ugliest little critter ever and certainly lacks any cute appeal with these big eyes, big mouth and poor teeth. Whilst ugly and not horrific in its looks the creepy nature and movements of this little Yeti are the sort that could give young children nightmares.

Oh and there is a fourth thing, "To Catch a Yeti" is exactly the sort of movie I would expect someone like Hulk Hogan to have starred in not someone like Meat Loaf. Meat Loaf to his credit is a much better actor and watching him stomp around in a patchwork fur coat is painful.

What this all boils down to is that "To Catch a Yeti" is truly a terrible movie and doesn't even manage to be enjoyable in a bad movie way as every part of it is weak, especially the creepy Yeti.