You ever wished that one of the Tremors sequels incorporated the Taliban instead of humour? Well, if so then Sand Serpents is the flick for you. A bunch of army people are in Afghanistan when they are captured by the Taliban. They think they have met the worst, but soon find out that even Osama Bin Laden’s friends can’t compete with ancient behemoth worms.
An earthquake releases the seldom seen serpents and our heroes must fight to survive. They are joined with an Afghan and his daughter. I’m not sure if he is Taliban or not but there are a plenty of racist jokes. “It’s a suicide bomb,” he explains. “Great, why don’t you show us how to use it?” an army guy asks in front of the dude’s young daughter.
The whole film has that fantastic yellow filter that shows it takes place in the desert which is not annoying at all and most of it is the army people walking around in ruins, trying to hide from the Taliban. If you wanted to remove the maneater element from this entry in the Maneater series, you would literally have to rewrite like three scenes, max.
SPOILER ahead. The final scene is the main dude, played by known handsome man Jason Gedrick, jumping into a serpent’s mouth strapped with a bomb. He blows himself and the worm up. He is… a suicide bomber. I don’t know if that was supposed to mean something or not.