Much like Sharknado, when I saw the first Tremors movie, I thought it was a fun movie, but never expected it to become a franchise. I’ve been wrong before and I’m confident I’ll be wrong again.
Unlike Sharknado, I missed the initial release. After watching the first 4 movies, this series fell off my radar. This happens.
Then I saw there was a Tremors marathon and there was a 5th movie in the series out. Wait. What? A 5th movie? And that’s only the movies that were shown on the marathon. There are 7 movies in this series! How’d I manage to miss so many?
Now, I’ll be honest. Much like Sharknado, these movies aren’t high-brow entertainment nor as they intended to be. But unlike Sharknado, these movies have a certain lore and history and are internally consistent. Sharknado threw everything at the wall and if someone laughed, it made it into the movie.
Say what you will about the Tremors movies. They tell pretty good stories. Sure, they’re a little hokey, but for the first 4 that I’ve watched, they’re stayed true to that lore and have pretty good stories to tell. Nothing groundbreaking or earth shattering that will make you jump up and binge them all (like I did), but so far, they all tell a good, almost continuing story.
With Tremors 4, The Legend Begins, we don’t get so much of a glimpse of where they graboids came from, but rather the first time they’re encountered in “Rejection”. A town renamed to “Perfection”. It’s a simple story, there’s character growth, and with any horror-type movie, death along the way. Sure, most of the characters are cardboard cutouts, but there’s something about sitting down and watching a movie with a simple plot. I’m looking at you who watch all those Hallmark movies!
At any rate, it’s fun to see Michael Gross, after all these years, still in these movies. I plan to make my way through all of them, seek out the short-lived TV series, and pilots.
What’s your take on the Tremors series? Seems, much like Sharknado, it’s a love ’em or hate ’em series.
Until Next Time!