Eddie Dunbar, the founder and president of the Insect Sciences Museum of California, was once hired by Francis Ford Coppola to throw monarch butterflies at Robin Williams in a movie Coppola directed. So who better to ask whether the new film Ant-Man does justice to the little members of the Formicidae family? Continue reading
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‘DAMN, BUT THAT IS A BIG ANT’
by Gary Meyer
I wonder if there is a cinema entomologist around specializing in insects and arachnids on the silver screen.
Today, we’ll pretend to be a movie-loving myrmecologist (and I thought they’d be called “antomologists”). Them! is the giant ant science fiction classic. Contrary to the usual dumb giant bug movies of the 1950s, this one creates genuine suspense, despite its trailer filled with cliché adjectives. Definitely a fun choice.