Friday, January 14, 2011

Them! (1954)

Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat because you were worried about giant radioactive ants attacking you and your family? Who hasn't, right? Well this sci-fi classic shows you just might what happen if that nightmare came to life. In Them! fallout from the nuclear tests in White Sands Nevada cause a bunch of ants in the desert to mutate into massive beasts. Because they have little vegetation for sustenance they turn carnivorous and start attacking the locals. A hush-hush operation is then undertaken to get rid of them before the country is thrown into a panic.

Based on the cover I assumed this was going to be a B-Movie cheese-fest. Isn't that an awesome cover by the way? I'd put that on my wall. I digress, this was actually a really well plotted and acted movie. It feels a lot like a crime drama at parts because the first bit of the movie is the investigation. Warner Brothers didn't hold back on this one they actually made sure it had a budget to be well done for it's time. If you like old school monster/sci-fi movies you'll probably enjoy this movie.

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The Standard 5:

Why is it in your queue? The cover, look at it!

Is it artsy? No.

Best thing about the movie? Obviously the giant ants.

What mood should I be in to watch this movie? A well done old school monster movie.

What rating did you give it on Netflix? 3 Stars. 


  1. WOW! I've loved this flick since I was a kid (when it was on TV all the time), but I'd never seen the original trailer. Pretty cool.
    I always loved that they didn't do anything with the ants except make them big: no superpowers or death rays, just big ants.

  2. I love this classic flick. It is also funny to look at the ants. Funny stuff.


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