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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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Peter Paul Basler

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Peter Paul Basler, Cary Anderson (co-writer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Plotnick ... William Marx
Sarah Lieving ... Catherine Deckert
Ted Jonas ... Steven Raiger
Camden Toy ... Sydney Gerber
Bo Kane ... Captain Rogers
Devon Ogden ... Wilson
Randy Clark ... Jones
Kris Wheeler Kris Wheeler ... Corporal Tyler Nichols
Steve Silverie Steve Silverie ... Webber
Tyler McGee ... Rifleman Lewis
Andre Tenerelli Andre Tenerelli ... Army Ranger O'Connell
Michael Monks ... General Banks
Don Williams ... Colonel Reed
Kenny Lombino ... CIA Director
Carmen Thomas 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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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vortex: Gate to Armageddon See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Supernova Films See more »
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Extra-dimensional creepy crawlers of gargantuan size...
19 June 2017 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I am a sucker for creature features, especially when talking movies where the creatures are of gargantuan and monstrous sizes. However, most of those movies are laughable and poor, so it was with next to no expectations that I sat down to watch "Big Bad Bugs". So I would not be disappointed, but might actually be positively be pleasantly surprised. However, unlikely as that would be, given the rating the movie had scored on IMDb, I still decided to sit down and watch "Big Bad Bugs".

The special effects and CGI were questionable at best, let's just say that. The creatures were indeed looking like something out of a 1990s computer game. Yeah, they were that fake. And I must admit that I have never heard a scorpion squeal like a pig, nor having the ability to shake its stinger and tail to make it sound like a rattle snake. Or even monstrous spiders that sound like squealing pigs for that matter.

Now, the idea for the creatures was good enough, but it was so poorly executed on the screen that it was hard to take the monstrous creatures seriously.

The size of these creepy crawlers was explained that a scientist had opened a wormhole, and the creatures were milling through that wormhole into our world. Yeah, isn't it original?

And this is without a doubt the first time that I have ever seen a military guy take off his boots to cross a shallow stream of water. Seriously? Taking off the boots to walk through water, yeah, that was very military-like in spirit and training.

It should be said that the music score for "Big Bad Bugs" was actually quite alright. The music was well-fitting for the movie, and it was subtle enough to fit perfectly into the background yet still be outstanding enough to be noticed over dialogue and action on the screen.

The characters in the movie were quite generic and one-dimensional, which meant that the characters were fairly alike and only distinguishable by their outer appearance. And the script and storyline left little or no room for character Development.

"Big Bad Bugs" has a very straight forward storyline which is very easy to follow, and you can actually leave the room for some time to get something to eat, drink or whatever, and come back after a while and still be up to speed with what is going on. For better or worse.

If you like creature features, then trust me when I say that there are some far better choices available out there.


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