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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.
It's all drastically boring.
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.
You'll be rooting for the ants.
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.
Teaming Collins with ants is pure Bert I. Gordon.
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.
We interrupt this soap opera to bring you... a monster movie!
Bring on the DDT. A silly giant-bug opus with cheap special effects.
What's scarier: ants or Bert I. Gordon movies?
The audio in Empire of the Ants is infuriating to the point of being nigh unwatchable. But on mute? By jingo you might just be onto something there.
Very poorly made, obvious allusions to Jaws, and a cast of unlikable characters. This is a really silly one that gets on your nerves a lot of the time because of the sound the creatures. There are some parts of it that make you laugh out loud with its awfulness, but that doesn't make this one a must-see, craptastic movie.
Did we really need another giant ant movie? I don't think so, skip this movie and see Them instead. This one isn't too terrible, but it's not good either.
To say that this is a cheap production would be an insult to cheap productions. It's not funny-bad or campy-bad, it's just plain bad-bad. Watch it if you must but be prepared for a healthy dose of "I told you so".
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