March 9, 2011
The Wasp Woman (1960)
Synopsis: When a model and cosmetic company owner finds her sales slipping as she begins to age, she enlists the help of a mad scientist who promises to return her to youth through the use of a Queen Wasp's royal jelly. The treatment, however, has one side effect...it changes it's user into a Wasp Woman.
This movie is a pretty text book B-Movie. Weak plot, actors phoning it in, bad mask and special effects, and a message. What is that message? "Women are nuts." Actually no. It's probably more like "Be happy with how you are.", but it sure does come across like "Women are nuts". Or the message could be "You have to be pretty, no matter what!" Cause that's the credo our protagonist goes by, but then she turns into a giant wasp, so don't listen to her.
The Wasp Woman get a 3 out of 5 on the Cheese-O-Meter.
Until next time see you on the front line.