I just finished watching a little piece of German horror called "Ratten
sie werden dich kriegen!", or better known by its English title of
"Revenge of the Rats".
In a nutshell, the movie is about a city (Frankfurt) facing its worst heat wave in 150 years. The city's municipal workers go on strike, leaving the garbage nothing to do but pile up and turn Frankfurt into a really smelly place to live. Eventually, rats begin to take to the streets in search of food. As if an infestation of rodential isn't bad enough, it's soon discovered that the rats are carrying a virus, which makes them hard to kill and deadly to humans.
While everything about this film is that of your typical creature feature, the film itself is not that bad. In fact, it's quite good. The acting is good. Not great, but it's acceptable. The special effects aren't the greatest in the world, but for a film such as this, they're quite alright. And while this is a horror film, don't go into the movie looking for a shock a minute. Or buckets of blood for that matter. If this film isn't something, it's gory. About as bloody as it gets is someone getting bit on the hand. There are a couple of scenes that let your imagination fill in the blanks, which is always a plus in any film.
Probably about the only people this might disturb are those who have a fear of rats. Trust me, there are a lot of rats in this. But with a name like "Revenge of the Rats", what else would you expect? As a rat lover myself, I wasn't bothered at all by the presence of millions of rodential.
My only real problem with the movie, and this is only a very minor nitpick, is that the English version is dubbed. If it were German with English subtitles, I would have been happy. What also makes me sad is the lack of an option to change the language to German (or any other language for that matter). The options on the DVD are pretty much just the movie and scene selections. But maybe someday I'll get to see the film in all its German glory, but until then, this will have to do.
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