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½ January 28, 2012
Hey, what can I say, I am a sucker for nature gone awry and kills man movies.
TheDudeLebowski65
Super Reviewer
January 21, 2012
Bats is a cliched, overdone genre film about deadly bats. The concept is old, tired and ultimately boring. The films plot is derivative of every other nature gone wild horror flick.Bats could have been something good, but it ultimately failed in delivering anything good to the screen. The film in originality, not providing us with interesting characters or story line. This film could have been good, instead it took liberties from other genre films, and it just became a big cliche riddled film. The payoff of the film is weak, and overall this is a lazy effort. The acting is sloppy, and is complemented by a very poor script. Bats is an example of a film that has had the misfortune of being in a genre of horror film that really is not interesting anymore. I mean, the nature gone wild genre has covered so much ground in the last three decades. Starting with Jaws, to Grizzlyu with Piranha, Alligator and Arachnophobia and culminating with Lake Placid. There has been other killer creature films since, but what separates this film from the newer films are that these films such as Rogue used cliched ideas in a refreshing way and had a good, well constructed script that used suspense and terror effectively well to tell its story However Bats doesn't do that. Bats uses cliches with a bad script, and it doesn't work. Stick with Jaws, Grizzly and the more recent Rogue. Bats just doesn't cut it, and it suffers from being a bad B movie that is more hilariously bad than scary. As a bad film, this one works, as a horror flick, it doesn't.
December 29, 2011
Simple formula: Rubber bats + Lou Diamond Phillips = Win. Well, so you would think... One of those movies where you can't tell if its supposed to be funny or serious.

The bats are... horrible. I think they probably bought them at a Party City a few minutes before filming. So many plot holes and just cheap gimmicks to go along with horrible script and worse acting (although Dina Meyer is pretty damn hot).

Kind of a throwback to the 'nature attacks' genre of the 60's and 70's, but has none of the charm. Its in that weird area where its a B movie with high production value, and that makes it sub-par as it pertains to both serious film, and B movie film.
December 8, 2011
Simple formula: Rubber bats + Lou Diamond Phillips = Win. Well, so you would think... One of those movies where you can't tell if its supposed to be funny or serious.

The bats are... horrible. I think they probably bought them at a Party City a few minutes before filming. So many plot holes and just cheap gimmicks to go along with horrible script and worse acting (although Dina Meyer is pretty damn hot).

Kind of a throwback to the 'nature attacks' genre of the 60's and 70's, but has none of the charm. Its in that weird area where its a B movie with high production value, and that makes it sub-par as it pertains to both serious film, and B movie film.
November 28, 2011
"Why would you do that?"
"...Because I'm a scientist. It's what we do!"
November 12, 2011
The premise is more funny than the final product but, of course, what were you expecting with tag lines such as: "Having a BAT hair day?". This film was never intended to be taken seriously but then somebody should have told the actors. This horror film is inept and utterly uninspired.
½ November 7, 2011
Aside from Leon's performance, I really don't understand why people rag on this film. It is far from Hollywood Blockbuter standards but is fun to watch.
½ June 6, 2011
Best theme song EVAR
½ November 21, 2010
so yea, a bit cheesy and the special effects were bad: sorry the bats didn't look realistic at all. but good plot.
November 12, 2010
oh man, this is so amazingly bad. best line in the movie when asking the "scientist" why he created a strain of killer bats he says "i'm a scientist, that's what we do".
½ November 9, 2010
A very amusing and hilarious 'bad' movie.
½ November 8, 2010
To this date, this is the only movie I've EVER walked out of. Terrible.
October 18, 2010
Simple formula: Rubber bats + Lou Diamond Phillips = Win. Well, so you would think... One of those movies where you can't tell if its supposed to be funny or serious. The bats are... horrible. I think they probably bought them at a Party City a few minutes before filming. So many plot holes and just cheap gimmiks to go along with horrible script and worse acting (although Dina Meyer is pretty damn hot). Kind of a throwback to the 'nature attacks' genre of the 60's and 70's, but has none of the charm. Its in that weird area where its a B movie with high production value, and that makes it subpar as it pertains to both serious film, and B movie film.
½ September 26, 2010
This is definitely cheesy, the bats aren't very realistic, but there's still something about it that is actually quite... good. It's a great b-movie and entertaining as hell. The plot makes no sense, but the acting is capable and there are some cool scenes involving the bats. It's a fun movie and as long as you don't took it too seriously, you'll enjoy it.
½ September 5, 2010
The Scenes with the Bats are in the Style like this Experimental Horror Movie i saw once, the Bats were real funny and i like this South Western Style and the Music
August 14, 2010
This one was quite funny :)
½ June 23, 2010
If it was made in 1950's it would be a classic now not so much
Super Reviewer
½ June 3, 2010
not much different to eight legged freaks... except it's bats! still... nothing on the classic tremors
½ May 10, 2010
bats is filled with funny cliches and one liners from its actors, but thats about it. horror fans can somewhat enjoy this film because of those reasons. the effects are god awful and the storyline is weak. the film has some energy and is fast paced but is mainly unscary nor suspenseful.
getshort78
Super Reviewer
April 22, 2010
Beware of what goes "bump" (and "squeak" and "flap flap flap") in the night. Dr. Sheila Casper (Dina Meyer) is a respected zoologist dispatched by the government to Gallup, TX, a small community suffering from an unusual number of reported bat attacks. Casper finds this news puzzling, since bats are generally placid creatures who avoid contact with humans. The local sheriff, Emmett Kimsey (Lou Diamond Phillips), assures Casper that the reports are on the level and that something needs to be done about swarms of aggressive bats so thick they blot out the moon. Caspar and Kimsey discover that a new breed of genetically altered bats have escaped from a research facility and taken up residence in a cave near Gallup -- but the nocturnal bloodsuckers have no intention of leaving as quickly as they arrived. Bats was written by John Logan, who had two other projects hit the screen within a few months of Bats' release: Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday and Ridley Scott's Gladiator. The supporting cast includes Leon and Bob Gunton.
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