A Sound of Thunder (2005) (part 11 of 13)
Before the conversation can continue, something heavy and leathery whomps the top of their SUV. Through the windshield, giant bat wings are seen briefly. Jenny, still perfect, has the perfect reaction: “What the hell was that?” You know, it is nighttime, and there is pale moonlight in this scene. If somebody would just dance with the devil, this would suddenly become a much better movie.
Nothing comes of the giant bat, though, and our intrepid (if seriously flawed) heroes pull up to Middleton’s office building. Ryer and Dr. Rand head upstairs to find Middleton, leaving Perfect Jenny and Lying, Car-Stealing Dr. Lucas downstairs to protect their ride.
For some extra added “suspense”, the same thorny brambles that killed Payne are all over the railing of the staircase. As Ryer and Rand creep by, the vines occasionally rustle and twitch, to give the illusion that the two of them might be in some sort of danger. But since they’re the world’s only hope of restoring the timeline, I wouldn’t lay bets on them getting poisoned in the next few minutes.