Yep, had to go to the way-back machine. It?s good to watch some of the old classics like this. And I had never seen it before, so it was refreshing. And it is very innovative in its story telling, which may be very-much ahead of its time. It goes from procedural cop movie to sci-fi blockbuster. Of course, we all know its about giant ants, but everything from the out of nowhere ?scares? to scientific background to panic in the streets to expendable main character (not really much of a spoiler), I didn?t think that such an old movie could mash it all in. It is fun, and that?s all anyone can ask of a movie.
Monster movies haven?t changed much, but it seems like some stray too far from this concept and just aren?t very good anymore (remember the US Godzilla?). But movies like this have a certain charm to them. When old movies are good (old for me being pre 62), they just jump higher on my charts. Partly because I love movies and have slight links to filmmaking through family and experience, but it?s a nice homage to the ancestors I try to extol. This is one of those.