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7th Jan '18 3:57:18 PM flaminghomer
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion:
--> '''City official:''' Now Dr. Medford, since time is of the utmost importance, I recommend we pour gasoline into those drains and light it. That'll burn out anything that's in there and we still be able to control the fires. There will be little or no property damage above the street. Any ants that get through, the troops can take care of them.
--> '''Graham:''' You can't do that, not yet. Not till we find out for sure if those two kids are in there.
--> '''City official:''' You think there's a chance they're still alive? Are we supposed to jeopardize the lives of all the people of this city for the sake of two children who in all probability are already dead?
--> '''Graham:''' ''Why don't you ask their mother that question, mister.''
--> '''Peterson:''' Yea, she's standing right over there.
--> '''City official:''' Yea, I see what you mean.
7th Jan '18 1:58:51 PM flaminghomer
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* CoversAlwaysLie: The movie poster: The [[DamselInDistress scantily clad woman in the ant's mandibles]]? The quotes? Not in the movie.
18th Dec '17 3:09:34 PM Spindriver
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* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: Peterson, the first important character we meet, dies near the end.]] Very rare in 1950s cinema.
** Made worse by how [[spoiler: he's arguably one of the most likable characters, firmly established as a FriendToAllChildren (he even saves two boys from the ants before getting killed) and feels incredibly guilty when Blackburn dies. The fact that the arguably most moral and warm hearted character could be brutally killed off in this universe was the first sign the movie was not going to have a hopeful, optimistic ending...]]

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* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: Peterson, the first important character we meet, dies near the end.]] Very rare in 1950s cinema.
** Made
cinema. Itís made worse by how the fact that [[spoiler: he's arguably one of the most likable characters, firmly established as a FriendToAllChildren (he even saves two boys from the ants before getting killed) killed), and he feels incredibly guilty when Blackburn dies. The fact that the arguably most moral and warm hearted character could be brutally killed off in this universe was is the first sign the movie was is not going to have a hopeful, optimistic ending...]]



* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler: The ants are all wiped out, but Dr. Medford Sr. issues a grim warning; the atomic genie is out the bottle...]]

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* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler: The ants are all wiped out, but Dr. Medford Sr. issues a grim warning; the atomic genie is out the bottle...bottle.]]



* FriendToAllChildren: Peterson. It's pretty obvious from his actions and body language that children in any kind of distress really upsets him.

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* FriendToAllChildren: Peterson. It's pretty obvious from his actions and body language that children in any kind of distress really upsets upset him.



-->"And there shall be destruction and darkness come over creation
-->"And the Beasts shall reign over the earth."

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-->"And there shall be destruction and darkness come over creation
-->"And
creation\\
"And
the Beasts shall reign over the earth."



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Every layer of government behaves as rationally as it can, under the circumstances.
** An InvokedTrope when the authorities go public; before beginning their announcement, they introduce a tableful of generals and scientists to support the statement that's about to be made, so the public will believe it.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Every layer of government behaves as rationally as it can, under the circumstances.
** An
circumstances. This becomes an InvokedTrope when the authorities go public; before beginning their announcement, they introduce a tableful of generals and scientists to support the statement that's about to be made, so the public will believe it.



* SquareCubeLaw: Obviously ignored, but let's face it - [[NecessaryWeasel you couldn't have the movie if you didn't]].

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* SquareCubeLaw: Obviously ignored, but let's face it - ó [[NecessaryWeasel you couldn't have the movie if you didn't]].
24th Nov '17 5:42:08 PM erforce
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->''"Beware of Them!"''

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->''"Beware ->''"Exoskeleton armored, exoskeleton might\\
Exoskeleton horror, exoskeleton bite\\
Beware
of Them!"''
16th Sep '17 6:25:43 AM Geoduck
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* BigCreepyCrawlies: Giant radioactive ants! Which don't care about th eold rules of nature!

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* BigCreepyCrawlies: Giant radioactive ants! Which don't care about th eold the old rules of nature!



* NoisyNature: The ants display good lung-power, constantly chittering and shrieking in vaguely cicada-like noises. No, it's not biologically accurate. But ''damn'' if it isn't creepy...

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* NoisyNature: The ants display good lung-power, constantly chittering and shrieking in vaguely cicada-like noises. No, it's not biologically accurate. But ''damn'' if it isn't creepy...
6th Sep '17 11:19:39 AM erforce
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->''"Beware of Them!"''
-->-- '''Music/TheMisfits''', "Them"



* BigCreepyCrawlies

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* BigCreepyCrawliesBigCreepyCrawlies: Giant radioactive ants! Which don't care about th eold rules of nature!



* ExcitedShowTitle

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* ExcitedShowTitleTheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler: The ants are all wiped out, but Dr. Medford Sr. issues a grim warning; the atomic genie is out the bottle...]]
* ExcitedShowTitle: More like scared one, but you get the point.



* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler: The ants are all wiped out, but Dr. Medford Sr. issues a grim warning; the atomic genie is out the bottle...]]
6th Aug '17 2:33:15 AM ElectroKraken
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The "New Mexican desert" around the city of Alamogordo has saguaro cacti, which aren't present in Southeast New Mexico.
30th May '17 6:08:40 PM nombretomado
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Made a ton of money for WarnerBrothers, and so helped establish many of the giant-monster-running-amok cliches for American cinema. Sadly, the vast majority of [[FollowTheLeader its imitators]] lacked the budget ''and'' the writing and acting talent on display here.

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Made a ton of money for WarnerBrothers, Creator/WarnerBros, and so helped establish many of the giant-monster-running-amok cliches for American cinema. Sadly, the vast majority of [[FollowTheLeader its imitators]] lacked the budget ''and'' the writing and acting talent on display here.
11th Dec '16 4:56:22 PM megarotic
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* ActionGirl: Dr. Pat Medford. She goes into the New Mexico nest along with the men, overriding their objections.
24th Nov '16 7:27:45 PM WanderingBrowser
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* NoisyNature: The ants display good lung-power.

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* NoisyNature: The ants display good lung-power.lung-power, constantly chittering and shrieking in vaguely cicada-like noises. No, it's not biologically accurate. But ''damn'' if it isn't creepy...
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