Empire of the Ants (1977)
Average Rating: 2.4/10
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In the '50s, Bert I. Gordon made a career out of sci-fi movies about gigantic mutated insects (Beginning of the End, Earth vs. the Spider), lizards (King Dinosaur, Serpent Island), and even people (The Amazing Colossal Man), and in 1977, he was still up to his old tricks with this picture, loosely adapted from a story by H.G. Wells. Marilyn Fryser (Joan Collins) is a less than scrupulous businesswoman who is trying to sell shares in a worthless Florida housing development to a group of naive
Jun 29, 1977 Limited
Nov 20, 2001
John David Carson
Pamela Susan Shoop
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Periodic moments of good special effects are separated by reels of dramatic banality as players flounder in flimsy dialog and under sluggish direction.
The movie swarmed into local theaters yesterday; unfortunately, the insects and the people in this mélange of ersatz science-fiction and dull adventure deserve one another.
Laughable exploitation film results in a complete waste of time and talent.
One of those movies that's a nailbiter for a little kid, but laughable when revisted as an adult.
Bert I. Gordon makes ant crap out of an H.G. Wells short story he loosely adapted to the big screen.
Cheap special effects and nonexistent horror in a 'horror' flick make for one boring waste of celluloid.
Bring on the DDT. A silly giant-bug opus with cheap special effects.
What's scarier: ants or Bert I. Gordon movies?
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