Written by Scotty
Finding that special niche that you are really good at in life is a difficult thing. As there are so many jobs out there that we may excel at, they may not pay enough or be in a field that we are willing to brag out. There is no shame when finding a job that you are good at, but if you don’t really like it, you are just lying to yourself every time you put on the uniform or sit at your desk. Finding that one job you are great at and could enjoy doing for some time leaves you feeling happy and refreshed when you head home at the end of the day and that is something that most people need.
Alex Mathis is a man that loves his job as he is one of the best exterminators in the city. Even though the job is not as flashy as he believes it should be, he takes pride in helping people with their bug and varmint problems, even on his day off. Without being able to get the hot girl of his dreams while wearing his extermination gear, he is never deterred from asking as he knows that once they need his help, he will be their knight in white armor.
Getting called in on his day off, Alex is bitten by a brown recluse spider and is sent to the hospital since its bite is much more venomous than most. Trying to remain in high spirits after receiving his bill, the hospital fire alarms go off while an attack of some sort took place in the morgue. As the mortician has noted that it was spider like, Alex jumps into action offering some pro bono work to get his expenses covered. With this being approved by the hospital director, Alex is given the help of a security guard, Jose on his adventures into the depths of the building to try and find the attacking creature.
As Alex and Jose are working, the hospital is taken over by a group of military scientists who are looking for the same creature, but know the secret behind what is going to happen. As the spider feeds on the sick in the hospital, it starts to grow at an alarming rate and cannot be stopped by the conventional methods. When escaping the hospital, the spider makes it into the city where it starts to feed on everything that crosses its path. Without the state of the art technology that the military brings to the table, Alex and Jose are able to locate the future locations of this spider at the same time as their military friends. Wanting to help rid the world of this menace, Alex is pushed into full exterminator mode when his new woman friend is taken by the spider for a future meal.
Big Ass Spider! follows Alex Mathis and his new partner Jose Ramos as they have been put in the position of finding a spider that has killed several people in the hospital. When it is revealed that the military is on the same mission, the two are kicked out, but Jose will not allow Alex to give up his dream of being the greatest exterminator in history and the two jump back on the case. Knowing that it will make them both famous, Jose is a wealth of information and is able to help Alex pinpoint the future locations of the spider that is growing faster than anyone could have predicted. With the military also hunting the spider, the truth comes out about what has caused this spider to become the menace that it has become in the city. Knowing that if it lays its eggs, all bets are off, both the exterminators and the military have to team up to destroy the oversized arachnid and save the city before the mini offspring are able to hatch and mature.
Looking at the title, you know what you are getting yourself into. Yes, there is a Big Ass Spider in this movie that terrorizes anything and everything that gets in its way. Only wanting to survive, the spider is hunting based on its instincts and with a little help from the military has become one of the largest arachnids on the face of the earth. But is that the only reason to watch this movie, hell no, as there is fantastic interactions between and Alex Mathis and whoever he is talking to at any point of time. With guarantees that you will laugh, you might find that there is enough in the movie to scare you as well, as for some reason, spiders are frightening little creatures. Stay Scared.