The H.G. Wells-inspired exploitationer Empire of the Ants, is an above-average effort about ants that grow big after munching on radioactive waste, and terrorize a group headed by Joan Collins, Robert Lansing and John David Carson.
Periodic moments of good special effects are separated by reels of dramatic banality as players flounder in flimsy dialog and under sluggish direction.
Collins is a sharpie Florida real estate agent who takes a group of potential suckers on Lansing’s boat to remote swampland. There the big ants attack.