The Deadly Mantis

The Deadly Mantis ★½

Ugh I love my 50s B-movies but this was just boring. A shocking amount of exposition about radar right at the top – to the extent that I thought they had printed a different movie on by Blu-ray even after seeing the title card. It feels like watching Top Gun if every scene that wasn’t people standing and talking in a room was stock footage. 20 Million Miles to Earth is a more admirable Nathan Juran film and I recommend that one instead!