I’ve always wanted to watch Sharknado after its rise to fame, but never actually got to do it – mainly out of pure laziness.
But there’s something weirdly appealing about those kind of movies, not only because they’re “unintentionally” funny (I have no doubt the majority of these movies are supposed to be funny, but they’re not straight-up comedy) but also because I find it inspiring to see all the people working on these movies reject most limitations they could have and just go with what they’ve always wanted to do.
They never stop to think if what’s happening on screen really does make sense, if the tone is right, if the scenes they’re shooting have a clear purpose, or if they really do have the budget to create convincing creatures and fight scenes. They just do it, at best they can, no matter the result.
The Jurassic Dead is exactly that kind of movie, surfing on both the trends of B-movies and Jurassic Park/World by using the threat of a zombie T-Rex as its main premise.
This also isn’t the first incursion into the B-movie territory for writers-directors Milko Davis and Thomas Martwick, who previously already worked together on Tsunambee, in which, you guessed it, the threat of a bee tsunami is upon the world.
The plot of Jurassic Dead is fairly simple: four college students and five commandos find themselves in a seemingly abandoned facility in the middle of a desert where an evil scientist and his creatures live.