Cinema: Quick Cuts

THE SWARM

Directed by Invin Allen

Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant

It is the conceit of this movie that killer bees have made their way up from South America ahead of schedule, before the country could be prepared for the onslaught. Now it is not unreasonable to suppose that a tense little movie could be made out of the struggle between the bugs and the military-scientific complex charged with exterminating them. Unfortunately, no one seems to want to make tense little movies any more, least of all Irwin Allen, who has prospered with the likes of The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, in...

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