...because sometimes you just gotta let go and enjoy the madness.
Look, it's not Shakespeare, okay? It's just fun...if you allow yourself to simply go along with the premise.
Phillips and Meyer make a decent team, and the "sidekick" comedy relief is okay, not overdone...too much. The evil bad guy was well played, too.
Bats, engineered bats, acquire a taste for people. But you kind of already figured that out, given the nature of the idea...that bats are now a threat to humanity. What's not to love?
And threaten humanity they do.
One of the cool things here is the minimal CGI employed. The swarms were CGI, BUT, a few scenes at night where you see the bats flying in silhouette are actual shots of real bats. Yeah, a bit of trivia. But in the town, that's CGI. But there are "real" bats, puppeteer managed models, which were cool. Back in 1999 CGI was still rather expensive, so you used it judiciously to save money. The models is a great feature because they're real.
The story is pretty typical, just now with bats, so you know the tale already, which actually makes it easier to enjoy. You know how the tale will progress and sometimes that's actually nice. No surprises, just a fun take on an old plot...with bats now.
Really, just get the popcorn and sit back with friends and loved ones and go with it.
We knocked one star off for profanity, not that it was too bad. It was actually okay, but in a few instances uncalled for.