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Big Bad Bugs (2012)

After a convoy of American soldiers disappears, a special ops team is deployed to rescue them. They soon encounter an army of gigantic scorpions, spiders and snakes that have come to Earth from another dimension.

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... William Marx
... Catherine Deckert
... Steven Raiger
... Sydney Gerber
Bo Kane ... Captain Rogers
... Wilson
... Jones
Kris Wheeler ... Corporal Tyler Nichols
Steve Silverie ... Webber
... Rifleman Lewis
Andre Tenerelli ... Army Ranger O'Connell
... General Banks
... Colonel Reed
... CIA Director
Carmen Thomas ... CIA Officer
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After a convoy of American soldiers disappears, a special ops team is deployed to rescue them. They soon encounter an army of gigantic scorpions, spiders and snakes that have come to Earth from another dimension.

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29 December 2012 (Russia)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sci fi channel creature feature
20 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

Now this is a sci fi channel movie so you know its going to be fairly cheap and shoddy from the outset. Usually these films have a vaguely recognizable actor or actress in the title role (usually someone from Stargate or Stargate Atlantis) but this film hasn't. The plot for what its worth has a renegade Army scientist opening up a wormhole in a cave that causes insects to grow to a huge size. A team of Seals and a couple of Scientists are sent to plug this vortex before it swallows the world.

Now these films can be entertaining but this is at the lower end of the spectrum for these creature features.Interesting to note that as spiders get bigger there skin becomes bulletproof to the point where a team of a dozen people can empty assault rifles into it without hurting it but a man with a knife can easily dispatch it. Also because the are bigger their brains are bigger so they become smarter (we know this true because of all the dinosaur astrophysicists).

To sum up its pretty bad, the special effects are weak even by sci fi channel standards and the pacing is dire. The finale is quite entertaining in a ludicrous way. Overall, I'd recommend you avoid this unless you are one of those people who get a kick out of watching bad movies.


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