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

Cast

Bill
Tom Wopat
Len
Kal Weber
Debs
Jessica Reavis

Crew

Director
Peter Manus

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Categories
Drama

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