This is what 2020 was missing. Giant cicada sucking the blood of humans so hard their heads explode. Sure, the effects are low budget and the story of four people coming together in the endtimes — who knew that they would involve giant bugs filled with sugar which somehow turns them into flying bombs — has been told before. But sometimes, you just need to turn your brain off and enjoy the silliness of a movie that dares to have the tagline “Kills humans dead.”
Writer/director David Willis understands just how goofy this all is and treats this story with none of the reverence that it deserves. After all, this is a movie where a disgraced baseball player and his exotic dancer girlfriend must come together with a scientist and a bartender to save the world. Or at least Los Angeles, I guess.
There are long stretches of people being destroyed by bugs. Some of you may think to yourself, “This really seems like way too much insect on human violence.” I’ll answer that by saying that if you watch a movie called Cicada, you shouldn’t just expect bug homicide. You should demand it.
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