The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course Movie Review
The plot doesn't matter (and even Crocodile Dundee took care of that). Irwin is the real show here - everything else just distracts from him. The movie is just another episode of his popular television series. While in the Outback, he gets up close and personal with spiders, lizards, crocodiles, and snakes. Speaking directly to the camera, he gives us a fairly useful education about these different animals while Terri provides additional commentary (think commercial spokesperson). It's all very interesting stuff and Irwin's humor and quick wit is enough to keep the lessons entertaining and the action scenes believable.
Unfortunately, I find it hard to justify spending the money to see The Crocodile Hunter in a movie theater when the exact same stuff can be seen for free on television (or for the price of cable, anyway). Yes, the action is larger than life on the big screen, though the aspect ratio for Irwin's scenes has been shrunk a bit -- I guess in order to make it appear closer to watching television. Widescreen is utilized only when the movie shifts to the meaningless secondary plot - too bad. I highly recommend Irwin, but not in the way this film showcases him. Crikey!
Spider: It's what's for dinner.
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