Regardless of their insanely quick succession, and to his credit, the projects he's delivering are always slightly above par in just about every aspect; They look a little slicker, the writing is a little sharper and the direction is a little more competent that their contemporaries.
Fans of the TREMORS series (yes, there are some out there) can breathe a sigh of relief for part 5 isn't as bad as it sounds. Part reboot, part sequel (is there any other kind of film these days?) this has Michael Gross returning as Burt Gummer, the survivalist gun-nut who started the series in the first installment alongside Kevin Bacon way back in 1990 and remains the only cast member to appear in all 5 films (can't decide if that's a good thing - Ed.).
With a backdrop that looks like Nevada but is supposed to be South Africa, the giant, man-eating Graboids appear for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere and are terrorizing the inhabitants of a wildlife reserve. Burt, now a minor TV star, is hired by the S.A. Government to aid the cause and bring his expertise to a scenario that's getting more and more out of hand. Along for the ride is his new cameraman Travis B. Welker (Jamie Kennedy) and together they ... well, you get the gist.
Gross-man can do this schtick in his sleep now and Jamie Kennedy looks like he was hired because he's Jamie Kennedy. Casting is, after all, 90%. Is it high art? Nope. Is it ripe for discussion afterwards? Certainly not. Is it fun? Hell yeah. It's a breathless 95 minutes watching creatures called Graboids and Ass-Blasters chew their way through cannon fodder and bad-guys with big guns and big, loud explosions as things that go bang.
Avoid it if Merchant Ivory is your thing, but if you dig creature-features you can laugh along with, give it a spin.