By Gregory Kirschling
Updated January 17, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST
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Primeval, Dominic Purcell
Credit: Primeval: Joe Alblas

Primeval

type
  • Movie

Pit a reptile the size of a school bus against an American TV-news crew in war-scarred Burundi, and you get Hotel Rwanaconda, a horror movie interested in cheesy scares and drawing attention to the plight of poor Africans. (So no, Primeval is not the ”serial killer” film promised by the ads.) Costarring a giant CG crocodile, the movie cribs from the Jaws playbook, but it’s more polished and ambitious — albeit misguidedly so — than your average genre howler. And it has Prison Break‘s Dominic Purcell, who favors open-chested shirts in this role, too.

Primeval

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 94 minutes
director
  • Michael Katleman

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