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The Hive (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 17 February 2008
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.


Peter Manus


T.S. Cook (as Tom Cook)




Cast overview:
Tom Wopat ... Bill
Kal Weber Kal Weber ... Len
Elizabeth Healey ... Claire
Jessica Reavis Jessica Reavis ... Debs
Mark Ramsey Mark Ramsey ... Cortez
Pisek Intrakanchit Pisek Intrakanchit ... Chang (as Pisek Intarakanchit)
Kittiphit Tamrongweenijchai Kittiphit Tamrongweenijchai ... Minister Zhing
Elizabeth Bodner Elizabeth Bodner ... Ying
Chalad Na Songkhla Chalad Na Songkhla ... Army Officer
Sujinthara Phumjan Sujinthara Phumjan ... Young Mother
Dorrie Salmon Dorrie Salmon ... Baby


When the residents of the Bao Tao Island are attacked by ants, the government hires the Thorax Company to work with the army to exterminate the ants. The scientist Len and his friend Bill are attacked by a swarm and lose communication with Debs that is recording from the base. One ant enters into Bill's ear and reaches his brain, affecting his behavior. The scientist Claire arrives in the island and team-up with Len, and soon they discover that the ants can communicate and they want the island for them. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Really bad effort in making this film.
16 October 2008 | by lum_nicoleSee all my reviews

I do not dare to call myself a film critic but I think I do know how to appreciate a good film and differentiate between a good movie and a bad one. And in my opinion, this is a rather bad one, given the technology in film-making of 2008.

Honestly, when I play the movie, I thought it was made in the 1980s. The whole texture of the film just looks cheap and unpolished. Even if it's done on a low-budget, I assumed given the abundance of hi-tech equipment and all today, there should be at least some quality to making this film (apparently I was wrong). None of the characters look good(except for the lead actor who look like Keanu Reeves at times)and frankly, I would not turn my head to have another look at them if they passed me by on the streets.

The plot is ridiculous and the twist at the end of the movie just made me deemed this film as stupid rather than pleasantly surprising. The CGI is really really bad and childish. And to be called a sci-fi movie, the special effects should be the most basic component that the film-makers should invest money in. I would probably had felt better if it was seriously just a plain good horror movie about man-eating ants destroying things and end up being destroyed by humans. This, to me is more convincing than telling me that the ants are controlled by aliens. I am utterly disappointed in this movie and though I do not deny the fact this movie has the potential to be good, it failed badly this time as I do not see the effort in the film-making process.

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Release Date:

17 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anazitoun ti sarka sas... See more »

Filming Locations:

Krabi, Thailand

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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