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Destination: Infestation (Swarm) (Ants on a Plane) Reviews

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Super Reviewer
½ October 15, 2009
A quick cash-in on Snakes On A Plane, Destination Infestation suffers from low budget B-Movie syndrome. It has to put the ants on hold for much of the film, leaving it up to the Z list actors to give "performances". Obviously, there's a lot of fun to be had as well. Marvel at the brilliance of an ant expert being on the plane. A plot device SO convenient, only the best of the worst can get away with it. For those that enjoyed SOAP, this will certainly be a satisfying follow-up.
December 25, 2015
LOVED THIS PARADY. VERY GOOD
½ June 28, 2013
Like "Snakes on a Plane", but w/ ants. Sabato Jr. is hot tho haha.
June 10, 2012
This 'Snakes on a Plane' (2006) cash-in ticks all the boxes of a B-grade made-for-television production. Jessalyn Gilsig and Antonio Sabato Jr are OK as the leads, but are let down by the lack-luster direction of George Mendeluk, appalling script by Mary Weinstein (oh, the dialogue is so bad!), and a mixed bag of supporting players (how one wishes the ants got to Gilsig's adolescent daughter, played by the annoying Emily Tennant). In all, it's a disaster pic where nothing much happens and opts for bad melodrama over tongue-in-cheek humour.

Also known as 'Swarm', 'Deadly Swarm' and 'Ants on a Plane'.
December 2, 2011
Tried to rate 2 movies before but they did not com up in the search.
-Maternal Obsession 2 stars(ok story bad acting)
-Dancing Trees 2 stars (ok story bad acting)

This movie however was pretty horrible in all ways!!
½ September 25, 2011
No, just no.
1,5/5
½ January 6, 2011
This movie (although I started watching it with 40 mins remaining) has quickly become one of the funniest attempt at a serious situation that I have ever seen. Thanks for the laughs George.
½ January 2, 2011
One of the dumbest and worst movies I've ever seen...I will never get that hour and a half back in my life
September 11, 2010
Tried to rate 2 movies before but they did not com up in the search.
-Maternal Obsession 2 stars(ok story bad acting)
-Dancing Trees 2 stars (ok story bad acting)

This movie however was pretty horrible in all ways!!
½ July 6, 2010
As it quite clearly says above this is basically 'Ants on a Plane' with a no name cast who will 'work for food'. B-movie all the way, with nominal effects whose only stand out is about 10 minutes into the film when ants literally pour out of a mans chest. For late night insomniacs and anyone who thinks that day time TV shouldn't be missed.
½ June 17, 2010
Destination: Infestation (or Swarm, the title I watched it under) is a very stupid film but also an entertainingly stupid film. It's not even close to being original, has pretty poor acting and effects, plenty of stock footage and the usual group of cardboard cut out characters BUT it has killer ants attacking people in a plane which instantly makes up for all of the above!

The plot is identical to Snakes on a Plane with one difference being that Swarm contains genetically modified killer ants and not genetically modified killer snakes. The evil scientists have been messing around with some South American ants which have made them bigger, stronger and more intelligent! These ants also decide to become parasites as they hitch a ride inside the stomach of a tourist who boards a plane back to America. Cue his stomach bursting open releasing the killer ants which begin to cause havoc for the rest of passengers. Luckily for everyone else there is an entomologist on board who teams up with a US Air Marshall to save the day. Unfortunately for everyone, the Department of Defence doesn't want the plane to land in America to avoid releasing the ants on American soil. Just one more problem for our heroes to solve!

A film like this lives or dies on its effects and action; sadly Swarm lacks action and has very ropey effects. The kills are all bloodless and simply look like a load of black dots on the victims faces. The one shot of ants crawling over wires is used at least 6 times throughout the film which wouldn't be as bad if the shot is in anyway interesting! The acting from most is average but some of the bit characters are awful, especially the cowboy and the very annoying jock. Pretty much nothing makes sense, the air control tower looks like someone?s bedroom, it switches from night to day and back again for no reason, the ants seem to multiply in a matter of seconds and the lights still work in an unused air field. Still though it's these goofs that make Swarm an entertaining film. It's pure turn your brain off cheese that's a good little film to watch while hungover on a Sunday. Watch it but expect to be slightly dumber when it's over.
½ October 16, 2009
why I watched this im not sure, oh yea cuz the title sounded cool. But it was REALLY AWEFUL! super brutal. Every second of it.
Super Reviewer
½ October 15, 2009
A quick cash-in on Snakes On A Plane, Destination Infestation suffers from low budget B-Movie syndrome. It has to put the ants on hold for much of the film, leaving it up to the Z list actors to give "performances". Obviously, there's a lot of fun to be had as well. Marvel at the brilliance of an ant expert being on the plane. A plot device SO convenient, only the best of the worst can get away with it. For those that enjoyed SOAP, this will certainly be a satisfying follow-up.
½ October 6, 2009
Destination: Infestation (or Swarm, the title I watched it under) is a very stupid film but also an entertaining stupid film. It's not even close to being original, has pretty poor acting and effects, plenty of stock footage and the usual group of cardboard cut out characters BUT it has killer ants attacking people in a plane which instantly makes up for all of the above!

The plot is identical to Snakes on a Plane with one difference being that Swarm contains genetically modified killer ants and not genetically modified killer snakes. The evil scientists have been messing around with some South American ants which have made them bigger, stronger and more intelligent! These ants also decide to become parasites as they hitch a ride inside the stomach of a tourist who boards a plane back to America. Que his stomach bursting open releasing the killer ants which begin to cause havoc for the rest of passengers. Luckily for everyone else there is an entomologist on board who teams up with a US Air Marchall to save the day. Unfortunately for everyone the Department of Defence doesn't want to plane to land in America to avoid releasing the ants on American soil. Just one more problem for our heroes to solve!

A film like this lives or die son it's effects and action, sadly Swarm lacks action and has very ropey effects. The kills are all bloodless and simply look like a load of black dots on the victims faces. The one shot of ants crawling over wires is used at least 6 times throughout the film which wouldn't be as bad if the shot is in anyway interesting! The acting from most is average but some of the bit characters are awful, especially the cowboy and the very annoying jock. Pretty much nothing makes sense, the air control tower looks like someones bedroom, it switches from night to day and back again for no reason, the ants seem to multiply in a matter of seconds and the lights still work in an unused air field. Still though it's these goofs that make Swarm an entertaining film. It's pure turn your brain off cheese that's a good little film to watch while hungover on a Sunday. Watch it but expect to be slightly dumber when it's over.
½ September 14, 2009
Horrible acting, horrible effects, horrible movie!!
September 7, 2009
Ants on a plane!! The ants in question are called" Bullet Ants" and they have a painful bite that could kill. However, they spend most the film crawling about on armoured cable and apart from eating an annoying drunk student they are a bit crap really. The queen ant was easily killed and, big surprise!!! some ants escaped at the end.
July 4, 2009
This is perhaps the worst disaster movie of all time.

Say nay to "the motherfucking snakes on the motherfucking plane" - here comes "the mother fucking ants on the motherfucking plane"

One star, because even though it is horribly bad, it is to some extent watchable, for a while.

And - because the basic idea of swarms of insects does have a certain creep factor :-D
April 22, 2009
My favourite guilty pleasure - bad creature feature films. Extremely intelligent Ants on a plane stinging and killing people. How do they get on the plane? They chew through someones chest...no plot give away there, it is soooooooo obviously coming throughout the opening scenes.
½ March 15, 2009
Hmmm, it's kind of like "Snakes on a Plane" except it's ants and not snakes. Pretty much a mirror of each movie. Ants are harder to catch though and the ending leaves it wide open to the sequel as the Queen Ant is still alive as the movie ends... Picnics and campers beware!
March 11, 2009
Snake are to easy to kill, why not use Ants this time and let put an Entomologist on it with her daughter. Even though they ants are evolving in nature we are go to still call them Genetically Altered Ants, makes sense. Who said that Canadians can't make a movie just as bad as Americans Snakes On A Plane. Enrico Colantoni is in the movie but he so embarrassed his name doesn't even in the cast list (he the first radio control tower operator they talk to.
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