The Hive (2015)

body horroryes
violence toward animalsno
Bechdel-Wallace testfailed
Mako Moripassed
X was the real YIt turns out that teenagers where the real monsters

I wish that Sean Gunn was all you needed to make a great movie.

This movie isn't terrible by any means, but it is its own worst enemy. it has a decent premise, but it isn't nearly as clever as the movie thinks. Because of this, a lot of scenes came off as self-congratulatory.

[SPOILER-ish] This tone was present throughout the film, but got worse as the film went on. I was ready to chock it up to me being cranky after watching too many horror movies, but the ending was overwhelmingly smug.

It certainly didn't help that the whole movie was framed within the plot of a teenage boy having a crush on a girl. Is every scene related to that painful to watch? Yes, yes they are.

Anyway, this movie had some good ideas. Shame about the execution.