Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)
A prequel to Tremors (1990), this movie tells us about how the town of Perfection, Nevada became founded and how they defended it against the Graboids with the help of Burt Gummer’s ancestor, Hiram.
So with the fourth movie we finally learn the origins of the Graboids, because we so desperately wanted that information. The Graboids happened when a silver mine accidently struck a hidden hot spring. I guess the eggs were then rushed out or warmed or whatever and thus Graboids came back into existence.
Michael Gross owns the silver mine, when it stops earning money he travels to the town of Rejection to see why. When he finds out it’s because all the miners are either dead or have run away he tries to figure out a way to fix things. Since it’s the wild west naturally that means he hires Billy Drago.
The town people try to teach Michael Gross how not to be a greedy and he ends up becoming friends with most of them. Also, his love of guns and red heads is born. Well, his ancestors love of guns and red heads.
This movie lacked most of the things I love about Tremors movies. Tremors always has a smart, confident woman that is very capable and ends up falling for the less smart man. There are explosions and everything happens fairly fast. This movie had that, but it was definitely the lite version.
Sara Botsford was smart and capable but she was also left in town for most of the movie and not part of much action. Michael Gross was also not an idiot with common sense, he was probably the opposite. We had some big guns, but the Graboids seemed to travel at a much slower speed and so the humans were able to travel long distances in a horse and wagon. I don’t know, it was just not nearly as good, in my opinion.