When you go into a film called QUEEN CRAB, you shouldn’t, by any means, have high expectations. If you set the bar about a centimeter from the ground, it can’t be that painful, right?
Queen Crab is one of those films you watch purely as a comedy. From bad acting, even worse stop-motion effects, to horrible dialogue, everything is here for the lover of cheesy B movies.
I haven’t come across a film this fun since last year’s PRESIDENT WOLFMAN! Everything about this film is ludicrous — to many of us ‘older’ genre fans, that’s not really a bad thing. How many films do you sit around giggling your ass off at, look to your cat (who is sitting to your left) and say “oh my God, that’s horrible!” — but with an enthusiastic smile on your face.
One of the main promotional draws of the film is the stop-motion FX. Stop-motion is an art form within itself and has been a part of many classic films back in the day. But I figure no filmmaker in their right mind would attempt to pull this off with today’s audiences; well, I stand corrected. Not only is the stop-motion horrific, but the plates don’t match, the crab seems to float most of the time, and in some cases the actors do as well. Again, I found all these flaws part of the films charm. One of the parts I laughed at most was when the crab was beating the shit out of a jeep for no real reason.
I’m not going to over-philosophize this one. I’m not even going to attempt at rehashing the story with a synopsis, because at the end of the day, it’s a big crab wreaking havoc and the sheriff and towns people trying to stop it.
If you’re like me and like to laugh your ass off and even tell your cat how God-awful a film is, then this one is for you.
All I can say is watching this movie is slightly better than actually having crabs.
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