Them! (1954)

Written by Ted Sherdeman, Russel Hughes and George Worthing Yates

Directed by Gordon Douglas

Starring Edmund Gwenn, James Whitmore and Leonard Nimoy

Plot : Early atomic testing mutates ants into giant man-eating monsters.

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For this movie i took into account that it was 1954 near the height of nuclear paranoia but this movie doesn’t actually need any help to be good, it just is.

It opens beautifully, the little girl is so cute and such a great actress. I was also impressed with the accuracy of the science in the movie. Fantastic Freddy claws considering it is a giant bug movie. It was even funny in places. It manages to be relevant and politically charged.

We found it to be original, realistic and had a good cast. Tara really enjoyed it with a score of 78 out 100 and I loved it with a score of 86 out of a possible 100. Watch it or more appropriately, watch THEM!

 

“He’s either lying or he’s deaf. And he aint deaf.”

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