Another trip to perfection nevado reveals that the craboids are back with a hungry appetite. Studio: Uni Dist Corp. (mca) Release Date: 08/24/2004 Starring: Michael Gross Barry Livingston Run time: 104 minutes Rating:... more » Pg13 Director: Brent Maddock« less
Michael ("Family Ties") Gross returns for a third go-round as survivalist Burt Gummer, back in action against another outbreak of those pesky Graboids. As regular viewers of the "Tremors" flicks know, the hungry critters have an annoying habit of mutating into new forms each time they appear, so this time out Burt and his neighbors have to deal with rocket-powered flying Graboids (!!) which are dubbed "ass-blasters." (When my kids heard that, they laughed till they nearly pee'd.)
Hilarious action packed monster mashing fun for the whole family!!
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Worth the wait :))
Sketch | UK | 10/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well...I`d been waiting for this one for a long time, and I wasn`t disappointed. The film is set 11 years after the initial graboid attacks in the first film, and returns to where it all started: Perfection. Burt Gummer is back, joined by many of the cast from the original movie, including Mindy and her mother, Melvin, and Miguel. They are joined by two new faces...Jack (who runs a seedy `Graboid safari` complete with simulation attacks), and Jodi Chang who runs the store. (A relative of Walter Chang from the first movie).
The plot is straight forward. Burt returns from a Shrieker exterminating mission in Argentina, to his home valley of Perfection. When a simulation Graboid attack turns out to be the real thing, Burt steps up to do what he does best! Take them out!You have a lot of monster for your money in this movie. Graboids, Shriekers, and yes...a whole new Graboid evolution, which all tie neatly together, and more is explained about the Graboids. Some are the classic model stuff, and some are some CGI. I won`t ruin the surprise of the new evoltion, but like me, you can probably figure it out from the trailer ;)There are some great set pieces and action scenes in this movie, and a few shocks besides...Including one fairly early on involving one of the main characters..Which turns out to be one of the comedy highlights of the movie. The dialogue is as snappy as ever, and the movie is as strong as any in the franchise...I wasn`t disappointed for a minute, bar one moment, which I`d semi-expected, but was still sad to see. This movie doesn`t let up for a moment...Comedy, action, and some great `in-stuff` for the diehard fans of the franchise, including information about some of the previous fave characters; and indeed, the legacy of one of the past characters, actually helps our usual suspects out in the last reel. Well paced, directed, and acted... I`d recommend it in a heartbeat. I`m certainly not ashamed to have it sitting in my collection.Michael Gross is fantastic (as always), as Burt...This has to be one of the greatest ever characters...He is the star of this movie, and shines even brighter now he has the full attention of the spotlight. What this character doesn`t go through in this movie! :))The DVD includes some great behind the scenes stuff, and trailers for all three Tremors films. I only wish the behind the scenes stuff was longer.A must buy...If you loved the first two movies, then hopefully this one won`t let you down. I just hope the creators don`t make us wait another five years for the next one!And BTW...Melvin is still a little s**t ;))"
A Fun Film! One of the few good direct to video sequels!
Simple Pie Man | Wherever I go, there I am | 10/04/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The original Tremors was an instant classic. A monster flick in the tradition of the 50's. Tremors 2, despite the absence of Kevin Bacon, still had Fred Ward, and in my opinion is still the best direct to video sequel ever! Well, now Fred's gone and all we have left is Michael Gross. And, THAT'S ENOUGH! Gross' Burt Gummer character is easily a fan favorite from all the films and here he takes center stage, nicely shared with new character's Desert Jack and Walter Chang's grand-daughter (or is it niece? I forget.) The new characters are much better than Grady from Tremors 2 (I'm glad he didn't return). Nice to see the returning faces from part one as well. The love story goes different than you would think from the set up, in a very refreshing change of pace. The Graboids evolution comes full circle! And while I'm sure it didn't have the biggest budget in the world, it looks pretty good and polished. Longer than the first film even, maybe 5 minutes could have been trimmed from here and there but that's nitpicking. Ariana Richards once again entertains a scene with a 2 legged beastie and a freezer like she did in Jurassic Park. You can tell the Stampede entertainment folks really care about the audience, instead of swilling out something straight to video sequels (Darkman, Disney films, anyone?) A good time, defintely if you've liked any Tremors films, and has a soon to be classic Burt line, "Is your head up you a$$ for the warmth?" Only problem? where's my real life graboids vs. shriekers Dark Horse comics?"
Supposedly the creators best, but just another sequel
Karl Morkunas | Naples, FL | 11/23/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When the creators of Tremors I and II decided that they wanted to make another Tremors movie they not only wanted to make a sequel, they wanted to make their best. The truth is that they could have done a lot better. Maybe it was the fact they wanted to keep it family oriented or they just didn't have the time or financial capabilities of making a successful sequel. One can depict from the start that a movie made for home video only can't be of outstanding performance; it has its gaps somewhere. It is worth buying though if you are a Tremors fan. Burt returns as the fully loaded armed and dangerous vigilante, which is what keeps this movie alive. The opening sequence makes the movie look great, but the new actors just screw up the whole plot as the movie proceeds. There are some positive notes that one can look forward to though such as: Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, trailers from all three Tremor movies, and some other DVD extras that liven up the film. Over all beware before buying this one. Don't be fooled by the cover; it is nothing like the others where Burt goes insane will all of his weaponry. Burt has the weapons, but just when one thinks that he is about to unload he doesn't. It must have been the low budget that the crew had to deal with that ruined the action. Also there are some errors in the film that one can catch if you look hard. There is one obvious error that I cannot believe it was released without anyone noticing was: on the trailer for Tremors 3 they put the names next to the picture of the actors, but Burt's name is misspelled as Bert!"
This time, they can fly !
Mian Sukiman | Jakarta Indonesia | 11/19/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's been 5 years since part 2 and eleven years from the original. Fred Ward didn't come back for this one. It is a shame as this one is every bit as good as the second one (of course can't compared to the original). But it does have everything you can expect from Tremors series: Excitement, laughter. Some of characters from the original return for this one (Melvin, Miguel, Mindy and her mom). The story, well Graboids are back and this time they mutated to somethings that have wings so they can fly. The DVD is OK for straight to video materials. The picture is bright and clear and the sound is about average. Now if Universal can re-unite all original casts from Tremors (Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward) and make another sequel with bigger budget, I am sure fans will be lining up to buy tickets. But overall, this DVD shouldn't be missed by Tremors fans and monster genre fans in general."