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Crawl (2019)

Director: Alexandre Aja

Writers: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen

Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper

Cert: 15

Running time: 87mins

Year: 2019



What’s the story: Haley (Scodelario) returns home in a Category 5 storm to reunite with her father (Pepper). She soon finds herself in a flooding house, battling two alligators.

What’s the verdict: Crawl is a perfectly evolved creature feature. A high-concept survival thriller, it keeps low to the ground and shows that all you need to ratchet tension is a confined space, a ticking clock, and maybe a couple of alligators.

With a Category 5 hurricane bearing down on Florida and a widescale evacuation in progress, swim student Haley makes a trip to the old family home, seeking out her estranged ...

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Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla 2014 - posterDirector: Gareth Edwards

Writer: Max Borenstein

Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn

Cert: 12

Running time: 123mins

Year: 2014

 

The lowdown: After 2010’s £400,000 budgeted Monsters, director Gareth Edwards proves he is the go-to creature feature guy for the King of Monsters, Godzilla himself. And as the 1954 original dealt with hot-button topics of the day so Edwards uses his titular leviathan to shoulder a story touching upon post-9/11 apocalypse paranoia, environmental disasters, and of course nuclear anxieties...

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