Who hasn't already seen TREMORS a half dozen times? C'mon it's a classic! Well, just in case you haven't: the small, isolated town of Perfection is attacked by a number of large underground worms that are blind but can sense movement vibrations in the ground.
Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are the town handymen. They're sick of this boring town where nothing ever happens. One afternoon (before the discovery of the Graboids) they have an unfortunate septic tank experience and that's the final straw. They pack their stuff and hightail it out of town, but Fate is against them and the one road out of town (the entire town is in a desert valley) is blocked...by monsters! Now they have no choice but to warn the others and fight the monsters.
The idea is excellent, but what really makes TREMORS shine is, even though the Graboids are serious business, the movie itself is still lighthearted and fun. If you enjoy the amusing monster movies of the 1950's then you'll love TREMORS. The ending (after they leave Burt's house) slacks off a little, but it still works out alright. The excellent build up and the exciting town battle more than makes up for the OK ending. Plus let's not forget the crowd pleasing "rec room" battle. =P
If I was forced to find one thing to complain about TREMORS it'd be the girl who played the geology student. She isn't good enough looking. There's no way in Hell that a stud like Kevin Bacon would fall for her. Whoever she was, she was a good actress, but the role would have been better filled by somebody like say Kari Wuhrer. Betsy Russell would have been another great choice.
Would make a great double feature with EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS.