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  • Ass Pull: The reveal that graboids carry a toxic parasite, something that was never even hinted at in previous films.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Mac, the Cool Old Lady airplane pilot is fairly popular due to her competency in the fight against the Graboids and Large Ham delivery.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Some fans definitely feel that the series has more than worn out its welcome by this entry, with many pointing to Burt’s sudden jerkass personality and the lack of any world building on the Graboid mythos the series is known for as key components to its more negative reputation.
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  • Franchise Original Sin: The movie has been criticized for incorporating too many shout outs and references to the first movie, right down to one of the main characters being the daughter of Val and Rhonda and lines being re-quoted even when they don’t fit the tone the scene is going for. This criticism was also apparent in Tremors 5: Bloodlines. It was accepted there as it was the first Tremors movie in 11 years, plus it was the 25th anniversary of the movie in question, so it was justifiable they’d call back to that film. In this film it felt more distracting since some of these elements felt shoehorned in as a way to please the fans.
  • Sequelitis: While the fifth film definitely has its fans for shaking up the formula, the sixth film is disliked by a lot of fans for repeating the African graboid species, having some absolutely horrendous snow effects, and needlessly shoving in numerous shout outs to the first film.
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  • So Okay, It's Average: Amongst those who didn’t hate the film overall, this is how a good number of fans see the film. It’s far from terrible, but it also doesn’t have anything unique to make it stand out from its predecessor.
  • Special Effects Failure: Even with color filters, South African sand completely fails to act like Canadian snow.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The very idea that Burt Gummer, the same badass Crazy Survivalist and monster hunter since the very beginning was on the verge of dying via Graboid parasite is very sad in and of itself. Not helped by many instances that could’ve been the end for him. Thankfully he didn’t by the end of the film, but the idea still saddening.
    • The Reveal that Perfection's entire population has abandoned the town, leaving just Burt and Travis lingering on in Chang's store like a couple of ghosts. It was never a big town, but it had a diverse cast of entertainingly crazy kooks who loved their little slice of nowhere because of the freedom it gave them to be themselves. And now everybody has been forced to bend the knee to harsh reality and move away. Burt and Travis are literally the last remnants of Perfection.
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  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: The town of Perfection is finally seen again after being noticeably absent in the last film, yet none of the characters from the past movies or the TV series, not even El Blanco are anywhere to be seen or heard of. The only character that is referenced is Jodi Chang, and its only for a Hand Wave explanation as to why she's gone away and left her late uncle's store in Burt's hands.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: We meet yet another species of Graboid from the ones we're used to...and they look identical to the African counterparts. This is made even worse by the fact that every previous film introduced some new Graboid form or type.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Burt is definitely more abrasive in this film, although dying from graboid venom might be a cause.
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