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Director Tibor Takács has had a very inconsistent career. He has directed some good movies ("The Gate", "I, Madman", and "Sabotage"), but he has also made some real stinkers ("Lies And Illusions", "The Gate 2", and "The Black Hole". Unfortunately, "Mansquito" falls into the latter category. Not everything about it is awful - for a production that was reportedly made for just $5 million, it looks very nice. The cinematography is good, the movie manages to disguise the Bulgarian locations as American, and the creature of the movie uses a pretty impressive looking rubber suit instead of CGI. However, as good looking as the movie is, it doesn't prevent the movie from becoming a big bore. The first half of the movie doesn't emphasize the monster that much, instead focusing more on the boring human characters and their boring dialogue. And when the movie does start showcasing the monster more in the second half, it comes across as very tiresome and nothing we haven't seen before. The movie seems inspired by 1950s monster movies, but this update simply forgets to keep the "fun" factor those old movies often had.
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