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Review of Critters 3 (1991)

Initial Thought: Why do I do this to myself? I guess I am a glutton for punishment. This is the third entry in a mediocre series. The only reason I was interested in it was for Leonardo DiCaprio's first film role. Other than that I'm not really expecting much. I've heard they get pretty bad after the first one.

Characters/Acting: I'm pretty much here for Leonardo DiCaprio. Other than the returning characters Charlie and Ug no one else really garners any recognition. We do get some archive footage from characters of the previous films. I really didn't like the two asshole characters. The dad was a pretty useless character until the end. Some of the acting in some parts was rather aggravating.

Story: The critters return again this time to wreck havoc on a high rise Los Angeles apartment complex. There are only a handful of scenes I liked here. The ending pretty much made the first two films irrelevant.

Directing/Writing: I haven't seen any of Kristine Peterson's other work. Rupert Harvey and Barry Opper co-wrote the story for this one. They both wrote part four as well with Rupert Harvey taking helm as director. David J. Schow has good work under his belt with the likes of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and The Crow. It seems that he didn't think properly when he wrote this because this was just terrible.

Final Thought: This was pretty awful. I was just really bored through this whole thing. I liked seeing where Leonardo DiCaprio started. That was about it for me. Other than him this movie really had nothing to offer. It changed up the lore of the series and barely did anything of note. This was uneventful and unmemorable. It might be of interest only to those who want to see where Leo started.
Added by BAMF
8 years ago on 18 June 2015 00:54