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Title: Mosquito
Post by: on November 24, 1999, 09:15:52 AM
I want to complain about your Mosquito review; My sides hurt from laughing!

Title: Mosquito
Post by: Paul H. on February 02, 2000, 04:02:52 PM
Unexpectedly good.  Not great but good.
The dumb people are dumb.  The smart people are dumb, and the mosquitos are F@#$ing brilliant.

Nevertheless, the dumb people play off of eachothers dumbness quite well and no one seems to notice or care.  

3 green globs
(mainly because it really isn't that bad and the end house scene reminds me of _Night of the living dead_. (or _return of the living dead_ or _The Fog_ or any other stuck in a house with dead things outside movie.

Title: Mosquito
Post by: The Thing on November 23, 2000, 02:15:33 PM
This was an okay movie with an okay cast.  Gunner Hansen was a welcome sight,especially with his chainsaw.  The visual fx were surprisingly well done, no cheesy computer generated stuff like Xena or Hercules.  Overall, an okay film that had a lot of potential.  

Title: Mosquito
Post by: on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I think this movie was better than you say it is, it wasnt that bad acting and it was pretty much a comedy scary movie rather than just a scary movie. If you watch right before the bikini scene you'll see two little girls playing in the sand, I think those girls will be famous some day.

Title: Mosquito
Post by: Jayme Brenn on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Well well well, this is one of those movies where you rent it just for the hell of it and you actually dont come away disoppointed. It has pretty bad acting but like Paul said the dumb people are dumb and thats what makes it funny. Rent it. You'll enjoy the cheesy ending.

Title: Mosquito
Post by: Johnntcat on June 27, 2001, 02:47:22 PM
Just alittle factoid about this film.The guy playing Hendricks(Ron Ashton)was a founding member of legendary pre-punk band The Stooges(with Iggy Pop),widely considred one of the most influential rock bands of all time.Oh..and this movie sucks.

Title: Mosquito
Post by: Davis on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I didn't mind this movie. The good parts were the plot and the action sequences. This movie even has some comical aspects such as the fact that poor Hendricks is made a b***h by pretty much everyone in the movie. Another funny part was when the chick got the stinger in the ass. However there were quite a few bad parts. Let's start off with the horrible acting. The only good actor was the black guy, he at least emphasized his lines. Hendricks by far was the worst actor I think I've ever seen, his lines are just horrible. I would recommend you checking this movie out, you'll deffinitly want to see Hendricks being made a b***h.

Title: Mosquito
Post by: DaVe bEnSOn on August 17, 2001, 05:43:03 PM
i love this movie, i saw it oone night while drinking cider and i thought it was very good! i almost want to buy it!

Title: Mosquito
Post by: bill on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
hey you forgot some good funny things they said. Like...."i'm a real meteorlogist a one that chases metors"what is not true at all and this isn't science fiction its science fact".

Title: Mosquito
Post by: Keith Davis on March 29, 2002, 10:19:32 PM
This movie was excellent.  The acting was pretty bad as was some of the script writing, but it was hilarious.  The mosquitoes were awesome and they all played off each other well.  Throw in a gratuitous breast shot, followed by a stabbing in the butt and it was a classic.  The mosquitoes were sweet and the screeching sound effects were awesome.  

Title: Mosquito
Post by: Josie on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Awesome!  Sean Connery lookalike lops heads off giant bugs with chainsaw!  It's 'Highlander' meets 'Them!' meets 'The Evil Dead'!!

Actually, do you want to know what amazed me about this movie?  The black guy didn't die.  Think about that; cheap monster movie with lots of bloody, violent death, and the black guy is not a victim.  I'm guessing the so-called scriptwriter didn't have an 'ethnic minority' character in mind.  The fact that Parks is black was just an accident of casting, and there wasn't time for a rewrite or something.

Oh, and this movie ripped off 'Aliens' really bad.  I mean REALLY bad.  I mean I was watching it at a party, and in one spot I hollered "they're comin' outta the goddamned walls!" at the same moment as another person in the room said the exact same thing.

I have to make my sister watch this movie.  She's got this bug problem... I'm evil.

Title: Mosquito
Post by: Jeff on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
ah, this is a good old cheesy dud that I like. Super-imposed mosquitoes, a stun-butt, & Gunnar Hansen with a chainsaw - doesn't get cheesier than that.  :)

Title: Mosquito
Post by: Jim on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This movie fits the "so-bad-it's-good" mold to a tee. We have tons of giant killer puppet mosquitoes, a guy wielding a 7-foot chainsaw, people getting killed with cheesy special effects, and actors that are on the same level of talent as soft porn stars. See this movie.

Title: Mosquito
Post by: Tim Smiles on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
The film really did suck. thats why I liked it! The special FX were so poor me and my friends refer to it as 'Fakely fake' and the acting was crap too. oh well, overall a well good laugh!

Title: Mosquito
Post by: night heron on June 21, 2004, 01:08:36 PM
Wow a realy big insect and wheres a real REALY BIG can of OFF or 6-12 plus? or just swat it with a LINCOLN CONTENENTAL

Title: Mosquito
Post by: Corey on September 03, 2004, 09:55:07 PM
Bad movie. Of all the giant bug movies, this is the worst. At least they all died at the end. Or did they?

Title: Mosquito
Post by: Sora the B-Movie Alchemist on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I never knew refridgerators were fireproof. Huh, learn something new everyday.

Sora the B-Movie Alchemist's Ratings
Violence: **
Goofiness: ****
Monster: **
Actors: *
Overall: ***

Title: Mosquito
Post by: Paul Westbrook on October 18, 2005, 12:00:28 PM
Now this is one film that could really use a can of Raid, but I dont think even that would repell the awfulness of MOSQUITO

Title: Mosquito
Post by: Crazed Fan on February 18, 2006, 02:54:02 PM
Giant flying blood suckers, gore, and Guner Hansen w/ a chainsaw! Need I say more?

Title: Mosquito
Post by: JT on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I don't know squat about this picture, but after this one, the director went on to direct "Spiders"- now THAT'S a great one to watch!

Title: Mosquito
Post by: Azi boi on September 08, 2006, 12:15:32 PM
I must say that when a few friends and I hired this movie like 10 yrs ago or something, and watched it, I didnt realise other people out there had seen it 2!!! The movie did its job, stuck in my mind for years eh, scared the s**t out of us when we were like 13 and the lounge room was dark and stuff, but would actually consider buying it one day, just 2 have another laugh!!! lol

Title: Mosquito
Post by: Horror Fan on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
If you didn't like (or love) this movie then you should stick to watching big budget, CGI filled, polished hollywood studio blockbusters. Don't waste your time trying to understand low budget, indie, destined for cult status classics like "Mosquito". However, if you are a true lover of the 50's giant critter movies, or just a fan of low budget indie horror then you "get it". The acting isn't SUPPOSED to be great, the FX aren't SUPPOSED to make you go "Oh my god! How'd they do that?" Just pop open a beverage, get a bag of chips and laugh your ass off. There's a reason the cheapest DVD of this movie I can find is $149.

Title: Re: Mosquito
Post by: byanychance on March 24, 2008, 11:44:13 PM
I disagree but the small Xena/Hercules 'cheesy' special effects side comment. Maybe some moments in the first season/five 2 hour telemovies, but as time progressed the FX improved significantly.

yeah, just felt the need to point that out  :teddyr:

edit holy crap I did not mean to bump this old of a thread. Don't murder me. It seems like I'm a magnet.

Title: Re: Mosquito
Post by: Flangepart on March 25, 2008, 05:10:08 PM
ah, this is a good old cheesy dud that I like. Super-imposed mosquitoes, a stun-butt, & Gunnar Hansen with a chainsaw - doesn't get cheesier than that.  :)
Sci-Fi channel exists so films like these can find a good, careing home.
Its the ASPCA of movies!

Title: Re: Mosquito
Post by: David on April 21, 2008, 08:41:17 PM
Personally, I enjoyed "Mosquito".  It's one of my top 5 favorite giant bug films.  However, after reading the comments, I'm surprised no one noticed or commented on the scene where the fisherman gets his eye gouged by a mosquito.  And, referring to that particular scene, watch very carefully when the proboscis penetrates the man's eye.  It's very quick so if you turn your head for just a second, you will miss this effect.  First, the mosquito lands on top of the guy while his friend tries without success to hit the bug with an oar...and topples into the water.  A second mosquito flies down and goes after him in the water while the first prepares to impale the man on the boat.  The mosquito unsheathes its proboscis and some liquid of some sort lands on his face.  All seems real, right?  Well, at the very moment that the proboscis impales his eye, if you look quickly and carefully, you can see the man's face is much different and, to me, it looks like they used a plastic dummy face at that quick shot.  Anyone else notice that?

Title: Re: Mosquito
Post by: Slim Jim on April 27, 2008, 07:14:45 PM
Okay - I've never heard of this movie before, at all.  I happened to catch it two weeks ago on the Sci-Fi channel.  The only reason I continued to watch it was because of Rachel Loiselle (Meg).  I am a sucker for redheads with white skin and every time she was on camera my heart-a-fluttered.  Man, I googled her and hardly anything shows up for this gorgeous actress.  Apparently this is the only film she's ever been in.  Rats!

When Gunnar Hansen showed up in the movie, I knew he looked familiar but until he held up that chainsaw near the end I didn't make the connection.  Yeah - I'm a bit slow. 

This movie is the perfect entertainment for a lazy Saturday afternoon.  It's not a great film, but it's not that bad either.  I want to procure it on DVD - if I can find it - so I can watch the edited parts and to do some freeze-frames on Ms. Loiselle.  I think for those true horror fans, or bug movies fans, this is a must for their video library. 

Title: Re: Mosquito
Post by: devbob on September 24, 2009, 04:49:52 PM
I can't believe nobody mentioned the deputy with the disappearing beard.  It's there in one scene and gone in the next.  Also, mosquitoes don't hatch from eggs, there's a larval stage, but I guess they couldn't be bothered to show that.

Title: Re: Mosquito
Post by: Thomas on January 03, 2010, 04:31:31 AM
I have wanted to see this movie for the last 15 years!

I saw a quick clip of it on a movie show that used to be on in the 90s that my sister and I watched. All I remember was a big mosquito and someone blasts it with a shotgun. That was enough to get me to want to see this.

I finally decided to look up 'mosquito movies'. Good ol' internet.

Thanks for having this little review of it. Now I have to find this movie and watch it...

Title: Re: Mosquito
Post by: Ramadwarf on May 23, 2012, 07:42:07 AM
MOSQUITO! When I was eight this came on the telly and my Dad was taping it for me until he saw how gory it was. He proceeded to tape over it with GORGO that same night (no complaints) but for the last twelve years I've been desperate to see Mosquito. I could never find it on DVD (apart from a copy there is on Amazon which is about ninety odd quid or something) and didn't want to find it on the internet because I only watch films at the Cinema or on DVD.

 But then I found out about 'ioffer', a place where you can get ANYthing. 'Moontrap', 'The Rift', 'The Boogens', 'The Keep', 'Without Warning', 'Watchers 1, 2 & 3', 'The Uninvited' (you know, the only with George Kennedy and the killer mutant cat on the cruise ship), 'Imp' (a completely forgotten Gremlins rip-off, my favourite films!) AND 'MOSQUITO', the film I'd waited for, searched for and CRAVED.

 I think I could easily have been disappointed with this film because of how I'd obviously been building it up in my head over the years. But let me tell you, I wasn't! I was hooked from the beginning, the effects range from fantastic to terrible, the acting isn't Olivier standard but the film isn't Richard III; it's obviously a b-movie and it loves it so I don't understand why this isn't down as one of the better mutant bug films. I think the most likely reason is the humour. It's clearly a comedy horror from about five minutes in, and maybe the kind of bad acting in this film lends itself more to a film that's trying to be serious when in actual fact it's really bad. So the mixture doesn't work. But watch it, and if you want to buy it, go on ioffer and see if they've any copies left.  :smile: