When a movie stars Lou Diamond Phillips you know it’s going to be good. And by good I mean that in the “so bad it’s good” type of good. Bats is a cheesy film about a swarm of bats that have some type of infection that makes them aggressive. The only people who can stop them are local police officer Lou Diamond Phillips and bat researcher Dina Meyer, along with her colleague who (in real life) goes by the single name of “Leon”. Yeah.
Now, when I was probably 16 I had a huge crush on Dina Meyer after she got nekkid on Starship Troopers. We don’t get so lucky in Bats, and instead we get some silly bat special effects.
I can’t complain about this type of movie too much because I really actually like these cheesy monster attack movies. This is no “The Birds”, and it doesn’t try to take itself very seriously, but it’s actually pretty fun to watch. There’s a bit of gore, a few one-liners, and chest-deep bat guano. Basically, what more can you ask for?
Sure, Bats is a terrible movie. But I guess that’s what I like about it.
3 pumpkins out of 5