Move over Godzilla. The Japanese have nothing on the Chinese when it comes to big cheesy monster movies featuring humongous, rampaging reptiles as low-budget B-movie fans will see with this 2011 Chinese-language feature (dubbed into English) that was originally titled “Million Dollar Crocodile” but was assigned the much juicier and campier title of “Croczilla” for its video release. It’s performed with the same earnest, straight-faced bravado as its Japanese counterparts and features a cast of gung-ho Chinese actors that no one in the English-speaking world will recognize.
Xiao, befriends Amao a 36 foot crocodile, who lives on his fathers croc sanctuary. Xiao’s father is forced to sell his crocodiles to a gangster who plans to use them for high priced meals. Before Amao is due to be slaughtered, he escapes, slaying his captors in the process. Amongst the chaos, Amao accidentally swallows a bag with $1 million dollars inside. When rumor’s of this spread, the town locals are split with some fearing for their lives and others set out to capture and kill the crocodile, at any cost