CROCODILE ISLAND (2020) Reviews and overview

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Crocodile Island is a 2020 Chinese science fiction horror film about some plane crash survivors trying to survive on an island of giant creatures.

Directed by Xu Shixing [Shixing Xu] (Monster’s Battlefield; Zombie Heroes: The Demon King and the Princess) and Zhao Simon from a screenplay written by Ni Minming (The Adventures of the Unsealed Demon). Produced by
Lu Cici.

The movie stars Gallen Law, Yinyue Liao, Bingxiang Wang, Wei Dang, Xue’er Hu, Qiwei He, Zhao Zuo, Zhiyan Zhao, Jack Wayne and Bruce Alleyn.

Plot:

The surrounding areas of the Devil’s Sea are also known as the Bermuda Triangle of Asia. Due to electromagnetic interference, aviation accidents are common in the region.

Lin Hao (Gallen Lo) and his daughter Yi (Liao Yinyue) are passengers of Flight GZ261. As it flies over the Devil’s Sea, the plane malfunctions, causing an emergency landing on a crocodile island.

Hao and other driving passengers encounter enormous sized crocodiles and spiders and engage in a battle for survival. When Yi is captured by the giant beasts, Hao fights for his life to rescue her daughter…


Reviews:

“The problem with this is that even an enviable budget and a starry cast fail to hide these cliches; see the recent Skyfire for a perfect example of sound and fury signifying nothing. Crocodile Island cannot call on big-budget effects and so the story and characters have to be worth watching. Not that the effects are that bad though – they range from the passable to the dreadful.” Far East Films

“Lacking the tension of serious croco-horrors like Crawl and the self-awareness of fun creature features like Alligator and Lake Placid, Crocodile Island feels like a real ‘also ran’ with nothing to make it stand out from your typical low budget ‘made for TV’ creature feature, other than the fact that it’s Chinese.” Geek Ireland

” …an agreeably silly creature feature. Crocodile Island is pretty predictable and has some far fetched plot points, such as World War 2 guns that still fire perfectly after sitting around an island for 40 years. But in a film about giant creatures that’s really a minor detail.” Voices from the Balcony

Cast and characters:

Gallen Law … Lin Hao
Yinyue Liao … Lin Yi
Bingxiang Wang … Cheng Jie
Wei Dang … Li Zhi
Xue’er Hu … Jin Jiayan
Qiwei He … Cao Fang
Zhao Zuo … Lu Wenbing
Zhiyan Zhao … Shao Lii
Jack Wayne … Bill
Bruce Alleyn … Andrew
Patrick Alleyn … Airline captain
Tingting Cai … Female passenger A
Lei Guo … Greedy passenger
Jinyue Han … Injured passenger
Su Man … Gao Wen
Lichao Meng … Passenger
Shichao Yu … Male passenger A
Cangyu Zhang … Crew member A
Jinyi Zhao … First officer
Chunyuan Zheng … 181 Passenger

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