2012 / Director / Joe Knee
Understanding my philosophy for critiquing movies will help you comprehend my thoughts. DRAGON WASPS is a B-movie creature feature and is part of Eagle Entertainments Monsterama Collection. An explorer disappears in the Amazon jungle and his daughter enlists the US military to investigate his disappearance. Of course he was attacked by giant killer wasps (dah). Huge fuckers, reminiscent of classic Corman and 1950s creature features. I'm not too sure how it's possible to criticise movies like this. They're classed as "B" for a reason and so long as there's hives of gigantic insects snatching and killing, then everything else is kind of irrelevant. The acting is sub-par and the script is lame but its shot well enough and the creature VFX, while tacky, are decent. In the right hands Dragon Wasps could have been a wicked theatrical fun-fair... but it was made for tv and is typical of its type. Much like the Asylum movies I don't mind the mediocracy so long as the action is favoured over story and dialogue. I know that sounds stupid but no-brainer escapism can do the mind wonders. This brand of b-movie is making a huge comeback lately and audiences are finally embracing the cheese. We're smart enough to "get it" and submit to the lunacy. It's as simple as Big fat fucking fire-breathing dragon wasps ... and that's all some genre fans need.