Lake Placid: Legacy (2018) (DVD REVIEW)

Lake Placid: Legacy (2018) (DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Darrell Roodt
STARRING: Katherine Barrell, Tim Rozon, Sai Bennett

Legacy finds the team of young explorers out to reveal the secrets of an area removed from modern day maps and hidden behind electric fences. However, once they reach the center of the lake, they discover an island that harbors an abandoned facility with a horrific legacy: the island is home to a deadly predator eager to feast on those dumb enough to ignore the warnings. But before they can turn back, our hapless heroes get dragged into a battle for their lives — and will need to work together if they hope to survive.

I didn’t know the world needed a new Lake Placid movie but ready or not here comes Lake Placid: Legacy fresh off a premier on the SYFY Channel. That probably lets you know a little upfront about what to expect from this one. None the less here the movie is and it has decided to ignore all previous Lake Placid movies besides the original, which might be for the best if this one was anywhere near the level of the original but it isn’t. Instead, it gives us a cast of unlikable characters and some bad CGI that puts it right at home with more recent entries into the franchise like Lake Placid vs Anaconda. If you thought that one was bad, just wait until you pop this one into your DVD player!

So the movie basically shows us a bunch of sneaky scientists that look like cheerleaders and frat boys being nosy and this leads them to the spot where they’ll come face to face with a giant alligator. Sadly, we have no Betty White, but I can only assume that even at her old age she read the script and realized this was a very bad idea. I wish I could say that this one at least comes across as bad in a fun way like most SYFY stuff, but this one sadly never even reaches that level of entertainment. Instead,┬áLake Placid: Legacy just sort of rolls along without much fun, excitement, or any redeemable quality you’d like to find in a film.


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