This might be one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen, if you can call it a movie at all. Because this independent flick makes no sense whatsoever, it’s just a bunch of unconnected scenes strung together without anything that can charitably be called a plot between them.
Killer animal movies might be all the rage right now, after all Syfy lives off of them, but sometimes, you have to scratch your head and wonder what the hell were they thinking.
And maybe they weren’t.
After a natural disaster, Los Angeles faces an even bigger threat, millions of killer bees that appear at random and kill people for no real reason. Can a small town sheriff, a gangsta and other assorted people survive? Do we actually care?
First off, they play this like it’s a Biblical apocalypse flick, which just annoys me. Worse, they just do it badly. Because playing up the religious angle just slows the whole thing down to a crawl. It’s like they were taking this zombie bee movie seriously. It’s like expecting Sharknado to win an Oscar.
Next, the acting, if you can call it that, is just terrible. It makes flicks by The Asylum look amazing in comparison. The effects are beyond amateurish, the writing is all over the place, it really feels like nobody is on the same page of the script and no one can agree what they want this movie to be. Is this a silly B-monster movie? Is this a Biblical thriller? Is it survival horror? Make up your mind!
And because they don’t know what it is, they don’t know what to do with it. It just drifts aimlessly between survivors arguing over things the audience doesn’t care about and in the end, the zombies and the bees get lost in the background. The characters themselves are utterly forgettable, a large part of the “story” depends on the audience being able to identify with the characters and care about their plight, yet they are so flimsy and generic that nobody cares if they live or die.
Perhaps the biggest problem is that apparently, the filmmakers knew nothing about bees. Apparently, they were completely unaware that bees have stingers. Yes, that’s right, bees can sting. Not these bees though, who attack in groups and squish their victims. Nobody gets impaled on a giant stinger, which is about as big a sin for a giant killer bee movie as I can imagine.
This is just a bad movie. Not a so-bad-it’s-good movie, just bad, full stop. You don’t expect masterpieces from Z-grade fare, but when you look at a movie and can’t figure out what the hell they were trying to do, something is seriously, seriously wrong. That describes Tsunambee to a T.