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Headline About Literal Movie Title: 'Big Ass Spider' Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | October 16, 2013 | Comments ()


I had a professor once, of things that had nothing to do with grammar, who insisted on an aside explaining why the hyphen was a critical part of the English language. See, in a phrase like “Big Ass Spider”, there is no way to know if grammatically that should be interpreted as adverb-adjective-noun or as adjective-noun-noun. The difference can be quite important, and is established by proper use of hyphens. So “Big-Ass Spider” means an arachnid of unusual proportions while “Big Ass-Spider” implies that the pornographic version of this film will be the most terrifying movie ever made.

Grammar. It’s what separates us from the dolphins.

Oh, yes, here’s the trailer of the most literally named movie of the year:

I just can’t hate this film. It’s like a SyFy original grew up and had cute little spider babies all over the place. Plus, I have a soft spot for Greg Grunberg.

And the obligatory plot description is blessedly short, which might be because at two sentences, it’s already one third of the length of the script:

A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

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