The Hive (2008) - Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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When ants, displaying never-before-seen behavior, seize an island, the controversial Thorax Team is called to stop the massive threat only to discover that the ants are controlled by something beyond this world.

IMDB: 3.2
Director: Peter Manus
Stars: Tom Wopat, Kal Weber
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 8 out of 27 found boring (29.62%)

One-line Reviews (36)

Flawed by enjoyable Sci-Fi Channel Effort .

It was so jam-packed with pointless rhetoric and hackneyed clichés that the six or seven lines that did try to drive the plot must have had delusions of adequacy.

This is completely lame and idiotic, as the scenes which showcase this, from the ants in the colony and the repeated attempts at trying to understand them, manages to undo the rather enjoyable war-story-like- battle with the ants.

But at the VERY end, the ants were rebuilding their computer, so maybe there will be a stunning sequel...

In both cases they looked mainly bored, and a little embarrassed.

) hides an extremely satisfactory script that manages to deliver thrilling action and top of line dialog lines.

After forty minutes of mind-numbing banality, I was forced to switch it off.

This is a ridiculous albeit somewhat compelling low-budget effort at an "eco-disaster" movie.

This becomes quite fun as the two different sides are engaged in war, which allows for some really fun moments of the military getting the upper hand with the plasma rifles when it wipes out a huge swarm in an intense blue-light, and a later scene when they use it to blast a humongous swarm straight off a fallen victim is a visually-impressive sequence.

I think the biggest problem is that the film is simply boring.

The story is dull and predictable especially at the end, with underdeveloped and eventually pointless subplots with no suspense or sense of horror.

The whole movie was lame and just plain boring.

Totally predictable (I called "the big ant" in the first 5 minutes).

It's a fun story to see this kind of struggle going on all pretty much the first half of the film, and it's really fun and entertaining the way it plays out that the beginning has a lot to enjoy about it.

The plot is mostly predictable although it does include some bizarre twists, the acting is mediocre and the special effects are not so special.

Apparently filmed in Krabi in Thailand this looks surprisingly bland, as I was watching The Hive I thought it could have been shot just about anywhere.

Slow, plodding, non-standard English .

Anyway, i have to admit that this is not a movie for straight minded people but a movie for free thinkers, people who have an open mind, an imagination that let them think and live beyond the boredom of the day by day life!

Sorry to say, but don't waste your time.

Despite these novel plot elements, the film is as mundane as many of its kind.

The scenery can be a strong point in these films, but here it is unauthentic and drab.

Despite the alien angle of the story, it's business as usual – people fight ants, win, then the ants regroup, then there's another fight, etc. until the story ends on a predictable twist.

One of the best parts here is pretty much the whole first half as there is some really great action scenes which is really fun and enjoyable.

This is one of the worst movies out there, slow, plodding, highly improbable, not scary.

The music is forgettable and over-bearing, while the writing is very hackneyed and trite with the rhetoric manging to be pointless and repetitive and the characters are stereotypical and annoying, none are likable and not much is done to develop them.

OMG don't waste your time .

The only reason for voting the movie with a 9, not reaching the top 10 mark, is the predictable ending, i would have enjoyed quite a lot more an ending according with the rest of the movie.

More of these bits would have made a more enjoyable, spot-the-effect type film experience.

This or watching paint dry...

It's not gory or vulgar so the kids can watch it, but it's very entertaining for all.

Not many low-budget TV films manage to capture the essence of what every sci-fi should aim at: originality, compelling story and, above all, credibility.

As usual, the black guy of the main characters dies first-same race propaganda we see in 99.9% of movies and TV shows.

The direction was taken from the 'how to film every camera cliché in the book' school of filming.

Add to that a pointless sub-plot about a guy who gets an Ant stuck in his ear for no apparent reason (he hated Ant's before having one lodged in his ear, hated them while it was there & still hated them when it left so what was the point of that?

So, for me, TOP 25 more enjoyable and original movie ever!

Utterly enjoyable in the brain dead sit on the couch on a rainy afternoon sort of way...