I should have known better than to watch any movie on SciFi Channel with the word “raptor” in the title, but I was hoping Planet Raptor would be merely mediocre instead of annoyingly stupid. My mistake. It’s pretty bad when myself, a complete amateur, could rewrite the script and get a more plausible, coherent and entertaining movie. Basic plot is that soldiers and scientists are stranded on a planet with raptors, and for some reason are limited to 21st century weapons? I would hav done it like this:
In the XXth century, a habitable planet is dicovered. But exploration of it is hindered by the fact that for barely understood reasons, no form of electric or electronic gear will work within the planet’s magnetosphere. It’s certain that the effect is artificial, but other than that there’s no obvious signs of civilization. Remote reconnaisance is limited by heavy cloud cover. A team dropped by ballistic capsule to secure the end of a space tether to the surface was never heard from again, and the worst is feared. So a special unit of Space Marines trained in the use of “archaic” weaponry is dropped on a “succeed or you’re stuck there” mission. They find a few survivors of the first team, lotsa raptors, still have to complete securing the tether if they ever want to go home again, and well, take it from there.
What really dumb movies would you rewrite?