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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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Things I learned from watching this movie: 1) Never enter a cave if you hear growling. 2) Never trust the French. 3) A shotgun blast can cause 5 ft long beetles to disintegrate. 4) Whoever made this should be killed.
This movie is pretty formulaic. In fact, you can probably tell what's going to happen and who's going to live and die as soon as you figure out who the main characters are. Nothing else really happens. I rate it average because it wasn't reprehensibly bad like some bad movies are. The story involves the search for emeralds located in old, abandoned mine. There is a map and warning of bad creatures that are also located where the emeralds are. The bad guys have the map and hire an unsuspecting American guide (Christopher Atkins) to help them get it - and story progresses from there. If you can figure out what's going to happen according to standard formulaic sci-fi/horror plots, you need not see this movie.
What a dreadful film. The giant insect special effects for the most part are very unconvincing, although there are a few good ones here and there. The acting is poor. A silly mess. The just should have called Terminex and gotten the movie over with sooner.