Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Revenge of the Lost, Dinosaurs Conquer

Many great filmmakers have dispensed this advice to youngsters desiring to also become great filmmakers, "Get out there and start making movies!"  Hurray for Erik Franklin.  Spartan perhaps.  Low budget, sure.  Corny?  Maybe.  Still 2017's "Revenge of the Lost" (aka "Jurrasic Vengeance") is a lot of fun and action packed...with lots of monsters.  You won't have to watch too closely to see similarities in this work to "The Mist," "The Walking Dead," and "Jurassic Park."

No one knows where they came from...millions of dinosaurs!  The world is now enduring an apocalypse due to these reptilian monsters.  Two cops, the hunk Ray (Franklin) and babe Michelle (Ivey Bronwen) have survived and are trying to stay uneaten.  This is difficult as the T-Rex's, Raptors, Pterodactyls, Triceratops, stegosaurus, and brontosaurus are running amok.  Emergency broadcasts beckon them to two surviving army posts within a days drive.  To get there they will have to battle monsters and psycho-survivalists.

Captain Knight (Erika Chang), the sultry Asian-babe commander of one post supervises the mad scientist Dr. Winston (Jay G. Hill).  Working with the nubile Dr. Jenna Price (Grace Xie), Winston is creating a chemical bomb that will spread a deadly virus to the dinosaurs...thereby saving mankind.  Uh oh...it will also wipe out the surviving humanity.  Ray and Michelle reach the base and witness the pretty Jenna being murdered by Winston.  Now Winston is determined to set off the bomb while keeping the antidote to himself.  Now our two cops must convince the sultry Knight to believe all this...but it may be too late.  Winston is determined.  As the dinosaurs manage to get into the bases, Winston is now working fast.

Sick of the "Jurassic Park" franchise?  I have been for many years.  This Erik Franklin film is fun and shows how to entertain with a horror film made on a shoestring budget.  Great looking characters and cheesy dinosaur f/x will surely please.  For some bargain basement dinosaur thrills, babes and hunks, and a mad scientist...give "Revenge of the Lost" a chance.      

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