Movie Review

The Hive (2008)

Part of the Maneater series
0.5/5

Not a lot of movies start with CGI ants eating a toddler in his crib, but The Hive goes where other movies don’t even try to dare. Like how most ants wouldn’t dare try to takeover an island, but these CGI ants won’t stop and/or can’t stop doing it. These ants will eat an adult human in 2 seconds flat and there seems to be trillions of them. Will humanity survive? Yes.

I say trillions, but I don’t know. The CGI is terrible, so when the ants swarm and takeover an area in long shots, they seem to be the size of tarantulas, while they are normal ant-sized in close-up shots. There is really no way to know how many ants there are here.

The Hive (2008)
The Hive (2008)

Thankfully for the poor people on the island, there is a specialized US team of ant-killers who are sent to deal with the takeover, armed with some kind of futuristic laser explosion rifles, which they really didn’t have the budget for. Nor did the film have a budget for making the ants become a super colony that somehow can form into shapes like the aliens in The Abyss.

By any standard known to humans or ants, the film is junk. The directing, the cinematography, the writing, the plot, the structure, the plot-twist, the acting… I’m really having a hard time deciding which is worse, the acting or the CGI-graphics. That could be a good thing, if the film was entertaining enough, but it isn’t. It’s junk.

The Hive (2008)

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The Maneater Series

Behemoth (2011)
0.5/5
Black Swarm (2007)
2/5
Blood Monkey (2007)
0.5/5
Carny (2009)
2.5/5
Croc (2007)
2/5
Eye of the Beast (2007)
2.5/5
Ferocious Planet (2011)
1.5/5
Grizzly Rage (2007)
0.5/5
Hellhounds (2009)
1/5
High Plains Invaders (2009)
2.5/5
The Hive (2008)
0.5/5
Hybrid (2007)
1/5
In the Spider’s Web (2007)
1.5/5
Malibu Shark Attack (2009)
1/5
Maneater (2007)
2/5
Rise of the Gargoyles (2009)
2/5
Roadkill (2011)
1.5/5
Sand Serpents (2009)
0.5/5
Scarecrow (2013)
2.5/5
Sea Beast (2008)
2.5/5
Shark Killer (2015)
2/5
Shark Swarm (2008)
2/5
Something Beneath (2007)
1/5
Swamp Devil (2008)
1.5/5
The Hollow (2015)
1.5/5
Vipers (2008)
1/5
Wyvern (2009)
3/5
Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon (2008)
2/5
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