VARANUS PRISCUS (2021) Reviews of giant lizard vs. mega snake movie – now free to watch online


Varanus Priscus is a 2021 Chinese monster movie about a TV crew that comes across giant battling beasts on an uninhabited island.

Directed by Yifan Li, the movie stars Shi Nan, Yuan Fufu, Yang Jinci, Congxi Li, Jia Zichen, Wang Xinyao and Na Duo.


On a deserted remote island, a film crew is filming a movie called ‘Supergirl versus Alien Monster’. Unfortunately, the manic director and self-obsessed producer are persuaded to overuse explosions for dramatic effect; they inadvertently blow up half a mountain and an ancient giant lizard is awakened.

They also encounter thousands of killer bugs and a mammoth snake. Eventually, the latter engages in a battle to the death with the giant lizard…


Technical details:

85 minutes

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Fun facts:

Varanus priscus aka Megalania is an extinct species of giant monitor lizard that inhabited Australia during the Pleistocene era.

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MOVIES and MANIA says:

Despite some typically clichéd characters such as the villainous producer, Varanus Priscus is one of the better monster movies to emerge from China in the last couple of years. They have clearly spent more money on the CGI, there is a couple of effective jump scares, a suitably bombastic score and the action only stops briefly during the whole movie. Creature feature fans should definitely give this one a watch.

More Chinese monster movies:

Abyssal Spider
Alien Awakening aka Alien Invasion
Alien Monsters
Big Octopus
Big Shark Attack
The Blood Alligator
Bloodthirsty Spider
Bugs 3D
Chang’an Fog Monster
Cockroach Tide
Crazy Spider
Crocodile Island
Death Worm
Dragon Pond Monster
Escape from the Shark’s Mouth
Giant Crocodile
Giant Python
Giant Spider
Horror Shark
Huge Shark
Insect Disaster
Invisible Alien
Iron Blood Guard
Junkrat Train aka Rat Disaster
Killer Bee Invasion
Killer Shark
Land Shark
Mega Crocodile
Monster 731
Monster Attack
Monster Island
Monster of Lake Heaven
Monsters (2015)
Monty Python
Monty Python 2
Mutation on Mars
Rage Centipede
Sand Python Siege
Sea Monster
Snake Girl
Snake King (2020)
Snake King (2021)
Snow Monster
Varanus Priscus
Variation Hydra
We Are Werewolves

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