I wrote a huge review of "Them!"
somewhere in this thread. I really had no problems with it and thought it was one of the best monster movies I've ever seen. I was very impressed with the look of the movie (didn't notice any of the problems mentioned above) and appreciated the way it took ants seriously as a species and even went into scientific detail about how powerful they can be in order to give the story more weight. I thought the giant ants looked great too. "The Searchers"
bored the hell out of me. I did enjoy John Wayne's screen presence, though, and if nothing else it made me want to see more movies starring him. I agree that the blatant racism of it really sucks and brings the whole movie down. I just hope the next John Wayne movie I watch is more interesting.