Monday, June 15, 2015

Infestation (2009)

In the process of getting fired from a job that his Dad got for him, Cooper loses consciousness and wakes a few days later to find himself still in the office and within a cocoon of webbing.   After freeing himself, he notices the office is full of unconscious co-workers in cocoons.

Freeing those around him from their web prisons, Cooper tries  to figure out what happened. It appears that the city has been invaded by giant bugs. The streets are deserted and after a few run ins with the killer creatures, they discover the bugs are attracted by sound.

Cooper becomes infatuated with the bosses daughter Sara, while weather girl Cindy sets her sites on Cooper which becomes quite awkward since she's used to getting what she wants.

After spending the night in the office, the next day they head out to see if any of their loved ones are still alive.  On their trip, they run into more bugs, and deal with fighting within the group which threatens their existence.

This is a fun film that takes it's influence from monster movies.  The characters are mostly likable and you root for them to survive. I wasn't expecting much from this, but it was a pleasant surprise.

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