This summer on the big screen, audiences have been offered up everything from a giant lizard in “Godzilla,” a menacing shark in the upcoming “47 Meters Down Uncaged” and an undead cat in the remake of Pet Sematary”
This weekend, moviegoers will have the opportunity to see what kind of havoc a hurricane and a bunch of gators can produce in the film “Crawl.”
When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario, “The Truth About Emanuel” and “The Maze Runner”) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father (Barry Pepper, “Saving Private Ryan” and “True Grit”).
Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters.
As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears. Alligators in those waters present a bigger problem.
Other actors in the film include Ross Anderson (“Unbroken” and “The Silent Storm”), Anson Boon (“Shadowplay” and “The Feed”) and George Somner (“Partner In Crime” and “Urban Hymn”).
This is a Paramount Pictures film. Other Paramount Pictures films that will be released this year include: “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” in August, “Gemini Man” in October, “Terminator: Dark Fate” in November and “Playing with Fire” and “Rhythm Section,” both set to release in November.
The film is directed by Alexandre Aja, who also directed “Piranha 3D” and “Horns,” and is rated R for bloody creature violence and brief language.
Other films releasing to theaters this weekend include:
n “Stuber,” directed by Michael Dowse and staring Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Betty Gilpin and Kumail Nanjiani. When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu picks up a passenger who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he’s thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating.
This film is rated R for violence and language throughout, some sexual references and brief graphic nudity.
n “The Farewell,” directed by Lulu Wang and staring Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Gil Perez-Abraham and Diana Lin. This film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family’s decision to hide the truth from her grandmother.
This film is rated PG for thematic material, brief language and some smoking.