Dissapointing disaster/horror doesn't push the envelope.
Almost 1 hour of this 80 minute movie is cliched and boring. There are a couple of decent shots but the CGI crocs look terrible, the jump scares are predictable and lame, croc chase scenes are sloppy. There is little sense of escalating danger (no one seems too bothered with increasing flooding and there is little attempt to show how worse the storm is getting). Characters are introduced and immediately killed with no effort to build interesting or intense sequences with them. Characterization mostly falls flat. The sister character is pointless, we are clumsily told about things that happened between characters rather than shown and the acting in the beginning is embarassingly bad.
However the 3rd act does get a bit better. More well constructed action, an actual character arc getting fulfilled, and finally a sense of danger from the crocs and the full force of the storm. Although it still feels like a short film bloated into a feature. I figured there would at least be some decent gore given this is an Alex Aja movie (Hills Have Eyes '06, Piranha 3D) but this could've been PG13.