Earth vs. the Spider (2001) - Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Hohum Score

94

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A shy, obsessive comic book fan gets injected with an experimental serum of a lab that is studying how to give humans the abilities of spiders. At first he develops minor abilities such as ...

IMDB: 4.3
Director: Scott Ziehl
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Devon Gummersall
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 15 out of 51 found boring (29.41%)

One-line Reviews (36)

Senses become heightened to the point that the ticking of the clock is overwhelming during insomnia.

Save your money.

but then, when he got more and more a spider the film bored and sucked.

I really enjoyed it and theres a funny in-joke at the very end.

On the other hand, film fascinating enough and places even ridiculous.

As it is, the beginning of the film is much to slow, as the main event is far too long coming and then a long, drawn-out realization of what's going on makes this a really long sit-through, especially in comparison to the rapid-fire and spectacular conclusion.

boring .

The ensuing chase scene is pretty nice, but the real kicker is the suspenseful walk-through of the building with no lights and just a flashlight.

This is a very good and thrilling film.

The slow transformation of Quentin into a spider slightly recalls the dramatic situation of "The Fly".

The writers have done an excellent job of crafting an interesting and compelling story line.

The plot goes just where you expect it to and, without any real character or interest, Kemmer's transformation is totally physical and totally dull.

Rather than simply being a long, drawn-out process of discovery, this has the full realization of the powers pretty quickly and easily.

The final half-hour, when things really start to heat up and the action gets far more intense, are the best parts.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

As an animal lover, especially beagles, I was happy his dog escaped his wrath, however, even that pacifying concept presented by the writers is trite.

the story moves along nicely, even though it get s a little predictable.

There is a definite David Lynch influence as Quentin begins his transformation, but it's all so flawlessly executed that the whole thing is quite enjoyable to watch.

Sadly, the ending falls flat and comes way to abruptly, and is also cliche, and confusing to boot.

A cross between "Spiderman" and "The Fly", this uninspired and boring time-waster has a weak script, poor sets and a barely adequate cast.

But the movie is just too slow for my taste, and the misleading title kind of ruins it for me.

The movie is also painfully slow.

*Unfortunately, after such a slow build-up, the show-down between Det.

the Spider is a very slowly paced movie.

Absolutely one of the worst movies that I've seen.

It's typical B-flick build and has the slow reveal of the hideous man/spider monster, which is well worth the wait, in the usual grand Stan Winston fashion (or his assistants perhaps).

the Spider is bland & forgettable as most of these made-for-TV films are, having said that it's still well made with decent production values, music & photography.

It's entertaining enough with decent effects.

Heinle is OK but nothing happens around her to help her, meanwhile John Cho is just a curio find rather than being any good or funny.

It's a long, incredibly drawn-out scene with all the clichés about a suspenseful scene played out to it's best potential, and is a really impressive sequence.

The monster/superhero does make an appearance in the final ten minutes but I was really to bored to care and director Ziehl was still wrapping up boring love triangles instead of focusing on the good stuff.

The director and writers created a wonderful comic book feel that made this movie all the more enjoyable.

I can't believe four people worked on the screenplay as it's rather disjointed, somewhat slow & predictable.

Add in a surprising amount of community theater level supporting work and a boring love interest.

It occurs around the half-hour mark, far too long into the movie for this sort of revelation.

the Spider is way too pretentious for a film of middling scale like this.