Friday, June 25, 2010

Classic Film Friday: Them!

This classic comes out of the 50's. Basically we have run a bunch of atomic tests and surely something must have happened in all those tests right? We have released nature's fury. At least that is what we are lead to believe. This is not officially a "B-movie" but it comes pretty close.

Sgt. Ben Peterson (James Whitmore) is patrolling the desert in New Mexico. He comes across a little girl, walking alone. She won't talk and obviously something has happened. But what? We don't know right away. We do have a sinking suspicion. With thefts of sugar, the tear down of walls, and footprints.

We have a bad ant problem here. What the hell are we going to do? This is cold war/nuclear bomb scare-fest stuff at its greatest... now turned into a campy sort of film that is dated but it still has a message. What that message is... well I'll leave that up to individual viewers.

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