There’s no two ways about it: giant swarms of mosquitos are a pretty frightening idea, and it looks like this film – Sucker – makes good use of it! The plot is pure b-movie ridiculousness, and I find myself reminded of Mant from the underrated Joe Dante film Matinee. Why the filmmakers didn’t title this movie Mansquito, I will never know.
Jim Crawley is having a really bad day. He gets fired from his job at the nuclear power plant, his car is impounded and he discovers his wife having an affair. To make matters worse, Jim gets himself abducted by an evil scientist looking to conduct human testing for a vaccine against a deadly mosquito borne virus spreading across the planet. It turns out that years of exposure to nuclear radiation and rabid mosquito DNA don’t mix very well and Jim transforms into a half man-half mosquito, hell bent on revenge. Sucker… payback’s an itch.
No word yet as to when Sucker is being released, but it’s likely to be sometime in late 2011.