The Hive

  • Peter Manus (2007)
  • US
  • 90 min
Film Review
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1 out of 5

Man-eating ants rampage on a south-east Asian island in this relentlessly silly sci-fi thriller. Cue lots of repetitive scenes of people running and surprisingly little flesh-munching action, as hi-tech exterminators Team Thorax battle to save the population. The more this eco-fable unfolds, the dafter it becomes, with excessively earnest performances and truly awful insect effects increasing the sense of cheesy unreality. But the film's worst aspect - or best, depending on your viewpoint - is the howlingly bad dialogue. Delivered with straight-faced reverence by a low-level cast, including original Dukes of Hazzard star Tom Wopat, it's an unintentionally hilarious blend of cod science and gung-ho military talk that puts fun into an overall substandard affair.

Plot Summary

A colony of flesh-eating ants kills a group of miners in Thailand. A scientist is sent to wipe it out, but he clashes with a conservationist, an old flame who wants to contain the threat without destroying the insects. However, they put their differences aside when it emerges the ants possess a sinister intelligence and have deadly plans for the human race. Thriller, starring Kal Weber and Elizabeth Healey.

Cast and crew


Tom Wopat
Kal Weber
Jessica Reavis


Peter Manus

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