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Kraa! The Sea Monster (1998)

PG | | Sci-Fi | 7 July 1998 (USA)
Planet Patrol agent Mogyar allies with a team of human planetary guardians to stop the plans of evil galactic overlord Lord Doom when he sends a gargantuan monster called Kraa to destroy the Earth.

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Neal Marshall Stevens (as Benjamin Carr)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Guerin Michael Guerin ... Lord Doom
Jerry Lentz Jerry Lentz ... Lord Doom (voice)
Jon Simanton ... Chamberlain
R.L. McMurry R.L. McMurry ... Bobby Machek
Teal Marchande ... Alma James
Robert Garcia Robert Garcia ... Captain Ruric
Robert J. Ferrelli Robert J. Ferrelli ... Monroe
Jeff Rector ... Team Leader
Jeffery Meyer Jeffery Meyer ... Team Member
Leon W. Grant Leon W. Grant ... Wheeler
David Wall David Wall ... Landerson
Deborah Hatch Deborah Hatch ... Scientist
Stephen Martines ... Captain Ruric (as Coltin Scott)
Candida Tolentino Candida Tolentino ... Lt. Able
Alison Lohman ... Curtis
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Lord Doom, evil master of Proyas, the Dark Planet, sends Kraa the Sea Monster to Earth as part of his plan to dominate the galaxy. To keep the meddling hands of the Planet Patrol out of his scheme, he incapacitates their nearby space station. Fortunately, the alien agent Mogyar is on hand to land on Earth to stop the giant sea-beast. Accidentally landing in New Jersey rather than Italy (where scientists could have helped Mogyar build a weapon to stop Kraa), Mogyar must overcome his stereotypical Italian accent and strange appearance in order to ally with nearby humans to save the day. Written by Chris Holland <chris@stomptokyo.com>

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Rated PG for mild monster violence and language | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kraa! See more »

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DX Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

Film debut of Alison Lohman. See more »

Quotes

Alma James: What are you, some kind of big brain or something?
Bobby Machek: Yeah. Big brain, big hair, big gut... big everything.
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Spin-off Planet Patrol (1999) See more »

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My Lady Country
Written by Carl Dante
Performed by Roadkill
Copyright Intamusic Publishing
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No sense kraa-ing over spilt milk.
20 October 2019 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

An interstellar villain named Lord Doom (Michael Guerin / voice of Jerry Lentz) unleashes a planet-destroyer for hire named Kraa on a hapless Planet Earth. But never fear: the young can-do team The Planet Patrol is on the case. One of their agents, an alien named Mogyar (voice of J.W. Perra) arrives on Earth, although he ends up in NJ when he really wanted to go to Naples. A flustered diner owner (Teal Marchande) and a tea-loving biker (R.L. McMurry) come to the desperate aliens' assistance.

Made by some of the same team that did "Zarkorr! The Invader", this is a shade better, with a more tolerable script and generally better acting. At least waiting for the inevitable scenes of destruction is not such a chore in this case. Of course, that still doesn't dispel the fact that this is Grade A cheese, probably of the most entertainment value to kids, who are usually less judgmental than adults.

The humour is pretty obvious - Mogyar speaks with a stereotypical flamboyant Italian accent - but it does elicit some chuckles. The special effects are agreeable, with an amusing design for Mogyar, who somewhat resembles a crustacean, and an equally fun design for the ferocious Kraa. The music score by Carl Dante is enjoyable, and pacing is generally not an issue - this silly B flick only runs an hour and 10 minutes.

The cast is fine; the most curiosity value here is in seeing the lovely Alison Lohman in what was her first on-screen appearance in a feature film. She plays Curtis, a member of this "Planet Patrol" who possesses psychic abilities that will naturally come into play eventually.

There is at least one major in-joke here concerning a major Hollywood monster movie from the same year; some creature feature fanatics may actually prefer this one over the other.

Six out of 10.


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