The stakes are raised for survivalist Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) in his most dangerous monster hunt yet. When Gummer’s hired to capture a deadly Assblaster terrorizing South Africa, he and his new sidekick, Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy), find themselves in a battle to the death against the fiercely aggressive Assblasters and Graboids. Discovering that the monsters have evolved into even more lethal creatures, their mission takes on a whole new level of unseen terror — far more than they bargained for.
The Tremors franchise has been something that I have a deep and emotional love for. Ok, maybe not deep and emotional but I really do love it. This might be the only franchise that I truly kept watching even though the majority of the films were direct to video. I won’t lie that 3 and 4 probably weren’t the best in the franchise but this one actually makes up for it. Gross’s character is a definitive piece to these films so I’m glad that he’s back for another one. Kennedy on the other hand I’m not much of a fan of but he managed to be a pretty decent sidekick. The best part of the film was that they managed to complete the circle of evolution of the Graboids and give them a start and finish to how they grow. It just feels like they have a set mythology to the creatures now (after 4 other films, I know). The acting in the film is what you would expect, it’s not great but in a way that’s the beauty of it. It gives the film a sense of charm that you could only get from creature features from the 90’s. If you dug the previous films then I think you’ll really love this one but the only thing that I wish was changed was the name “Assblaster”. I can’t say it with a straight face. 6/10
Deleted and Extended Scenes – 10 minutes worth of scenes that aren’t too great but worth checking out.
Outtakes – A small collection of flubs and missed cues.
Tremors 5: Behind the Bloodlines – A look at the making of the film with interviews from the cast and crew as well as a retrospective on the franchise.