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Phase IV
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 24, 2014
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Some interesting and unique cinematography to capture the ants. Some hokey dialogue and plot issues, but an interesting film.
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on January 28, 2015
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This is wonderful! I had never heard of it of course. Though I'm an enormous fan of this sort of thing, weird B movies. Unconventional cinema if you want to be more highbrow about it. That said. This five star review only applies if you like that sort of thing. This movie is intelligent, thoughtful, innovative and extremely well acted and produced for this genre.

Let's be clear though. If think only a movie like... Well insert your own Oscar bait or pretentious talkie indie film here. Is worthy of a five star review, you don't think Silent Running and Blade Runner are classics, and you expect everything to make sense, then don't watch this. While the subject matter is utterly different. If you liked Antichrist, you should try this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 23, 2014
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Not my kind of movie. 5% inaccurate science and facts, the rest just melodrama.
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Phase IV is one of those slowly developing plot movie that really captures you, provided you are willing to follow at an ant's pace.

It's about ground beetles with a vast store of intelligence that go up against man. It takes place in the desert where two scientists prepare to combat them. Those who want a cerebral, plot and dialogue based, tense and suspense-filled Science fiction will probably love this film. Those who despise insects and dirt will probably hate this film.

A Field Guide to Insects

Raid Ant Roach Killer
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 21, 2014
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I think it was poor acting by the actors. Did not like this movie
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on November 18, 2014
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Well worth a look by film and sci fi buffs. A now somewhat dated, but then avant garde visual production, primarily made interesting through the use of stylish editing and excellent use of an ant colony using, advanced for the day, photographic close up lenses. Though one time movie Director Bass, was obviously hampered by a very low budget, he clearly made the best use of what he had to work in making this eerie, claustrophobic and ecologically thoughtful piece of 70's sci fi cinema.
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on November 18, 2014
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This is a thinking man's Andromeda Strain using ants to mount the deadly end of humankind! I thought for a low budget film this held my rapt attention and wondered where it was leading. Unique end with a twist that defies human logic, but then who can tell what THEY are thinking as a collective consciousness with only one mandate~SURVIVE: (Propagate, Dominate, Conquer)
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on May 3, 2014
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The 1950's giant ants become the 1970's super intelligent ants. I remember seeing this movie on ABC when it was first broadcast. I thought it was silly then and I doubt age has been kind to it. As it is a 1970's made for TV film, there are no special effects. Only the actors trying to create suspense with their reactions to the signals that the ants send to the teletype machine. How the ants do this is never explained.
This movie goes along with the one movie about spiders taking over a town and another about chimpanzees taking over an arctic research station. All of them are equally bad. Don't waste your time.
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on February 7, 2013
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Not sure where or how I tripped across this but got locked into it quickly. The plot, underlying concept is interesting and it is well executed with self effects and most excellent camera work. If there is a weakness, it is some of the acting but all the rest more than makes up for any short comings in acting. Check this one out. Will give you some food for thought. Highly recommended.
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on June 18, 2014
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Great Sci Fi in the classic 70's style. This film is Australian Style sci fi. Which usually means a good movie. Film does a good job with special effects and sets made on a budget. if you liked this movie you should get a copy of the film "the Hive" which is another Sci Fi around Ants becoming intelligent.
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