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Incredibly generic "animal attack" movie, with all the scenes you've seen before dozens of times. It does pick up a lot of energy towards the ending, but the setup goes on for ages and is dreadfully dull.
Oddly, 2007 was full of killer croc/gator movies, with Rogue, Black water, Primeval, Croc, Lake Placid 2, Supercroc and Supergator all being released in the same year.
From what I'd heard, I expected Rogue to be a lot closer to Razorback than Anaconda, but this particular Australian animal attack horror movie is more in the latter camp, and unfortunately not as fun. Lots of recognizable faces in the cast, and the order of deaths isn't what you'd expect, but ultimately, it's too serious to justify the plot holes in its last act, and the giant crocodile lacks personality. It could have been crazy like Hatchet (they have a very similar starting point) or kept up the survival movie verisimilitude like Jaws (if you're gonna do the cliched POV up at a swimmer anyway), but gets stuck somewhere in-between. But I might have enjoyed it more if its action were clearer. Early deaths left me wondering just who died and why it was all happening out of shot or in shadow, as if the production hadn't been able to make them look right and decided to cut away at the crucial moment. Watchable, but pretty ordinary.
Awesome movie. Suffers a little from dodgy CGI shots, but otherwise I enjoyed it immensely.
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