Sunday, July 1, 2018

Theodore Rex (1995)

She's a cop! He's a... dinosaur!? This is a rather strange buddy cop movie starring Whoopi Goldberg... though one she tried to get out and had to be taken to court. It obviously doesn't show.

The film is set in a future where humans and human-sized dinosaurs co-exist. The film does genuinely look great, the world building and visuals are very well done. The film's problems are in the acting and story departments. Whoopi obviously doesn't want to be there and does the film on autopilot, most of the other actors do little better and without the excuse of a lawsuit hanging over them.

The story makes little sense but involves a mad billionaire who wants to wipe out mankind (natch). Whoopi and her tyrannosaur partner Theodore Rex (George Newbern) are hunting for someone who is killing off dinosaurs and it eventually leads to the big conspiracy...

So the film is awful but hilarious (usually unintentionally) and very worth watching, at least once. In the list of films so-bad-they-are-good this has to rate highly (or is that lowly?)