Before you know it, and I mean that as this movie wastes no time getting to the good stuff, they are zipping across the desert in some cool vehicles. Along the way they meet some spiders in the desert that have already escaped as well as some terrorists/mercenaries that they thought were holding hostages. Oops they were fighting the spiders too and now they are all dead! They get to the lab and Chinese Black Widow uses her metal arm to unlock the door. She also does Kung Fu and has a laser sword so super cool. The place is full of spiders and the head lady scientist who is now part spider herself because she did science stuff. People die and stuff blows up.
It sounds like I’m making fun of this movie, but I’m not. This is a very simple and straightforward monster movie and I really liked it. The characters, with the exception of the lady with the metal arm, fit all of the tropes for a flick like this. The doctor has a secret and is a bad guy, the funny soldier dies horribly… well most all of them do so yeah. There is a bit with a guy blowing himself up while cornered by the monsters, which is a familiar scene. The information is more valuable by those in charge then the men are. Though being a Chinese movie, they are very careful to make sure it wasn’t the government who did any of this. You know because of labor camps and all that.
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Even considering the flaws with the monsters I still enjoyed the heck out of Giant Spider. It promised me a huge arachnid and delivered. Filled with lots of action this movie will be over before you realize you have just spent eighty minutes watching it. Not a classic but worth a look.
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