Empire Of The Ants details
|Starring:||Robert Lansing, Joan Collins|
|Director:||Bert I. Gordon|
Empire Of The Ants
|Run time:||1 hour 26 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Jul 2004|
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empire of the antsBy a customer from durham england , 07 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]slow in parts not as good as them
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Ants Ahoy....By Tish2 (158 reviews) from London , 14 Jun 2012Despite having a flimsy storyline and characters that are so slightly drawn they are virtually invisible it is still a vaguely enjoyable film to watch. It has a pseudo-feminist sub plot and an eco disaster horror bent, and is very much like the 1972 movie Frogs, featuring intelligent giant ants instead of vengeful amphibians.
The shaky special effects are at the heart of this movie, and it is fun to watch the actors interacting with the ant props, especially as the director seemed to imagine that moving the camera around really quickly would disguise the puppetry. The overbearing music and the screeching of the insects became a little wearing, but it is a small price to pay to see real estate agents take a beating.
The moral of this story is that dumping nuclear waste is bad, very bad indeed!!
these ants were pantsBy a customer from Winchester , 22 Jun 2009I only persevered with this as I was mesmerised by bad acting/direction/scripts/effects etc. Completely unknown cast, except for Joan, who plays her fab self, as usual. She looks great and the women's fashions are gorgeous. I would have been 14 when this came out and if I'd seen it, would have been very envious of the boufy hairdos and skin-tight blouses and flares.
Made me laugh - horrible windy swampy place, no-one in their right mind would want to buy a piece of land there - but as far as the film goes, I've seen much worse.
H.G. Wells meets Joan CollinsBy a customer from Aylesbury, Bucks, England , 11 Oct 2006Empire of the Ants is based upon a short story by science-fiction writer H.G. Wells. In a more accomplished director's hands, the story would make a semi-plausible sci-fi flick that could be creepy - think supersized ants that are part of a government conspiracy. Instead the result here is a camp classic that is nevertheless enjoyable. Joan Collins gives her all as the property developer persecuted by the giant papier-mache ants that squeal at her as she trudges through the Florida swamps with her cohorts. Hilarious stuff! Although Joan considers this film the lowest point of her career, she actually does pretty well to seem truly terrified by what is clearly such a laughable set-up.
AntsyBy FrankIV (534 reviews) from Cirencester, England , 18 Sep 2005This is an example of the lowbudget 'creature features' which became popular following the success of 'Jaws', but a pretty poor one. Its fairly laughable throughout, but interesting to see how some of the special effects were achieved before the days of computer graphics.
Comical Horror FluffBy a customer from Essex, U.K. , 12 Sep 2005A boat of unwary potential property buyers are escorted to the Florida Everglades to look at their posible purchases. Gradually they get attacked and eaten by a load of radioactively mutated ants who are controlling the local population by the use of Pheremones and forcing them to supply a large quantity of sugar into the bargain. Ridiculous but fun.