Invasion of the Bee Girls Reviews
If you are a fan of this genre and have not seen this yet make it a point to do so.
Big breasts and bug eyes.
In that respect, I was rather disappointed since I was expecting something of a more mondo nature. But to be fair, this is actually not a bad film at all. While the dialogue and performances aren't quite embarrassing enough to be laugh out loud funny, there's more than enough muted absurdity to keep the narrative entertaining.
Tough guy Smith clearly thinks he's acting in something of far greater worth, chewing his dialogue like a B movie Brando to occasionally chucklesome effect and, in the film's one stand-out exploitation moment, he visibly relishes kicking the asses of a bunch of would-be rapists following a completely unnecessary assault on the female lead which adds nothing to the plot and has absolutely no detectable effect on the characters involved.
The protracted ending depicting the transformation of an ordinary woman into a black-eyed bee girl is clearly the film's money shot and is hugely enjoyable for all its dreamy sci-fi trappings and ubiquitous techno-obsessions of the era. Not to mention of course the gratuitous nudity as the woman is coated erotically in some unnameable substance (beeswax perhaps?).
Fleetingly enjoyable in that "it-passes-90-harmless-minutes" kind of way, this is one of those filicks from which you can extract pleasure simply by keeping in mind that there's no way anything like it would be made today.