Well, the ratings are in from Saturday night's world premiere of Mega Python vs. Gatoroid: 2.35 million viewers. Not the record-breaking 2.51 we needed, nor the outlandish 2.8 million I predicted, but this is still a more than respectable number for a cable movie, and in fact helps SyFy Saturday nights continue its six-month streak of original movies with more than two million viewers. Hopefully this streak will stay alive until the next time The Asylum gets a shot at the title, the March premiere of Battle of Los Angeles.
Now that the dust has settled from Saturday's mega-marathon and I've had time to let my impressions of the film marinate in the old brainpan, I'm feeling more assured than ever that those initial impressions were correct: this movie fucking rocked. I agree with Committed-poster Tysto that act two got a little sluggish with exposition, but act three was nothing short of spectacular, a non-stop action-fest, and both leads showcased far superior acting skills from their previous Asylum efforts. Bottom line: Naomi Selfman's script was lively, buoyant, funny, thrilling and all-around on-point, and in putting it all together, director Mary Lambert has made one of the most enjoyable films of her highly-enjoyable career. This one is a forever-favorite of mine.
So congrats to all involved for the strong showing, and even more so for the strong film. Kudos!