Attack of the 50 Foot Camgirl (2022, directed by Jim Wynorski)


Beverly Wood (Ivy Smith) is a professional social media influencer whose ego is almost as big as her following.  She’s referred to as being “#BigBitch” for a reason.  Her manager, Bradley (Eli Cirino), is always looking for new ways to promote Beverly and now products for her to endorse.  However, Bradley is also a no-good cheater who is seeing Beverly’s assistant, Fuschia (Christine Nguyen), on the side.  When eating a new, scientifically-modified brand of hot dog causes Beverly to grew to 50 feet tall, she sets out for revenge, just like in Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.  This time, though, the romantic rival also grows to 50 feet tall and the movie ends with a Godzilla vs. King Kong-style battle over a bunch of miniature buildings.

This is the latest remake of Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, without any of that film’s subversive subtext and, unfortunately, without any actresses as memorable as Allison Hayes and Yvette Vickers.  It’s a Jim Wynorski joint so you know what you’re going to get, which is lots of nudity, stiff acting, cheap special effects, and a nonstop stream of dad jokes that are more likely to make you groan than laugh.  (If you think hashtag is the funniest words this side of Poughkeepsie, you might chuckle once or twice.)  Ivy Smith even makes out with the film’s token sexy scientist (played by Lisa London) for no reason other than the fact that Wynorski knows his audience.  There’s nothing challenging or surprising about Attack of the 50 Foot Camgirl.  It’s a very unambitious film.  At the same time, Wynorski’s style is so self-aware and good-natured that the movie is still more likable than most of the other direct-to-video schlock that ends up streaming for free online.  It may be a dumb movie but it is smart enough not to take itself seriously.  The film both begins and ends with two giant women have a kaiju-style battle and destroying several miniature buildings.  That tells you all you need to know about both the film and whether or not you’ll enjoy it.

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