At a lake in Maine, roams a creature with a huge appetite and an enormous bite! I love my creature movies, and Lake Placid didn’t disappoint. I’m surprised I hadn’t seen it before.
Don’t expect any major character arcs or drama besides the mega crocodile eating people. Betty White’s character offers a few chuckles. I think they missed an opportunity not making her part bigger.
Pieces of this movie really don’t make sense. But I don’t require that as long as it’s fun. It’s not scary and, there could have been a lot more crocodile. It could have eaten more people. However, it wasn’t boring, and it left the door wide open for the ensuing sequels.
Because there was a human-munching creature and a mention of dinosaurs, and because it didn’t bore me, I give Lake Placid a 1 beer rating. One is enough to have a fun time, especially if you don’t set your expectations too high. It’s a creature movie. It’s going to eat people. If you like that, you’ll be happy.