J.R. Taylor
December 20, 1996 AT 05:00 AM EST

Carnosaur 3: Primal Species

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Janet Gunn, Scott Valentine
distributor
New Horizons Video
genre
Sci-fi and Fantasy, ActionAdventure

We gave it a D

The original Carnosaur was very good to producer Roger Corman, as his mad rush to beat Jurassic Park into theaters and video stores paid off in publicity. The second sequel Primal Species, however, feels more like a low-budget Italian rip-off of Corman’s own watered-down vision. In what is essentially a remake of the claustrophobic Carnosaur 2, Scott Valentine heads up a Special Forces team out to capture dinosaurs that have been accidentally defrosted by terrorists. While Valentine spends the entire movie doing the same Stallone impersonation he used as Nick on Family Ties, the rambling story doesn’t show half the wit of the closing credits, in which a disclaimer assures that no dinosaurs were harmed during the making of this film. D

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