Though hardly original, Kingdom of the Spiders creates its creeps and scares with care, accomplishing exactly what it sets out to do. The filmmakers have done a job that will satisfy the audience.
On paper, the picture sounds like most of many predecessors: likable scientist William Shatner, helped by beautiful, but capable woman scientist, Tiffany Bolling, find something amiss among the tarantulas of Arizona.
This time it’s not nuclear testing, but chemical insecticides that’s causing the trouble. Their problem: stop the little beasties before they eat the world.
But Shatner and Bolling work well together on a believable script, adding an amusing mach-feminism clash along the way that’s well done.