Lou Diamond Phillips, Dina Meyer
this movie suck? Yes, it does. Why does it suck? That's a more interesting
question. "Bats" is a sci-fi/horror flick that is pure formula through-and-through.
is the sheriff of a sleepy Texas town and Meyer is the local Bat
specialist. Bats start eating people. The townspeople get upset
and look to Phillips and Meyer to fix the situation. They come up
with a plan, but they are racing against time and the Army, which
just wants to blow everything up. Sound cheezy yet?
performances aren't great, but they aren't particularly bad either.
The special effects and cinematography are very mediocre. In fact,
other than Lou Diamond Phillips' awful Texas drawl, I can't think
of any one thing in the movie that really stinks. So why does it
short, it's the formula that sucks. Hollywood studios just love
to make nice, safe formula picks. They get a couple of recognizable
names to sign up for a low-budget flick whose plot duplicates dozens
of other semi-successful movies and, voila'!, formula flick!
the end of the movie, I found myself writing a top-ten list of "Signs
you're watching a bad movie" out of sheer boredom. If you plan to
watch the movie, read this list so you might at least double your
chances of being entertained for a few seconds:
10 - You are one of only *two* persons in the theater.
Number 9 - There are 15 minutes worth of previews.
Number 8 - The opening scene is of two teenagers going out into
the country to make out.
Number 7 - The basis for its humor is batshit.
Number 6 - Two words: Mad Scientist.
Number 5 - All helicopters, even small ones, sound like big Hueys.
Number 4 - You start to nod off 15 minutes into it.
Number 3 - The basis for the climax involves the Army doing something
Number 2 - The other person leaves mid-way through the movie.
Number 1 - Three words: Lou Diamond Phillips.
not easy to fire a pistol into a swarm of bats and hit anything,
but lord knows, they do try!
bats eat people, it ain't pretty.
Blood & Gore
chases, per se, but lots of crashes!
not for batshit, there would be none.