God damn this is a stupid movie.
You have a paper-thin plot that bounces between the unsuspecting workers
of the office building and an investigator from the FDA that faints
at the sight of a dead body (which they use repeatedly even though it
wasn’t funny the first time!). What passes for dialog in this
movie is just atrocious with lines like “stop bugging me” thrown
around like it was clever or something. What really irritated
me was the fact that they actually had decent actors in this movie and
their talents are totally wasted. I’m not sure if it was due
to bad direction, a lousy script, or an overall lazy attitude from the
actors. If I had to guess it was most likely a mix of the three.
The special effects are terrible with no gore and creature effects that
run the gamut from awful CGI to even worse puppets that looked as if
they were thrown together the night before shooting.
I love a good cheesy creature
feature. What bugged (look I’m clever like the script!) me about
this movie was a feeling of overall effort. The ant puppets look
half-assed, the actors are bored, and the writers put no effort into
the script. At least the cheesy movies of the 50s and 60s had
effort put into them (at least the good ones). The only enjoyment
that I had from this movie was sitting with my wife and goofing on it
while we watched it. So if you are looking for a movie to goof
on with friends (alcohol helps this effort) then this may be the film
for you. Otherwise skip it.
Rating - *
John "El Juan" Shatzer