Tremors 3: Back to Perfection

A town once infested with prehistoric monsters is turned into a tourist attraction.
United States
2001
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Imaginary
Insects: 
Imaginary
Worm
Giant: 
Colossus
4
Far from perfection!
5.04
4
6
6
1
4
2
Performances
Effects
Dialog
This marks the second time a support character from the original Tremors film is made the leading actor by default. The others couldn't make it for Part 3. Michael Gross doesn't have Kevin Bacon’s range, but his uni-dimensional character is a gun nut with a legendary arsenal and his presence is more than justified. The new characters are colorful as well, but they are stuck in a flawed script.
We learn more about the “Shriekers” and the implications of their hermaphroditism. It propels us in unexplored territories that the writers enjoy but sometimes at the expense of pace and continuity. The mythos is fleshed out. Theories are expressed, but they are ludicrous at best. This is the dumbed down rendition of a simple-minded classic. It is pure joy and entertainment.
Computer effects are a problem. Puppets are underused and editing shortcuts are taken to deliver what ends up being a pale copy of a quintessential and organic early 90's classic. The premise is fascinating, the sets are immersing and character exposition is handled well, but the glue that holds it together crumbles. Despite admirable efforts, Tremors 3 sadly couldn't be further from perfection...
Alternate Titles: 
Tremors 3
Tremors III
Tremors III: Back to Perfection
Tremors Part 3
Tremors Part III