This didn't solve the problem. Environmentalists claimed that the bat population in Devetaskha cave had been reduced by up to three quarters-from approximately 30,000 recorded in 2010 to 8,000 in 2011. Because of the cutting down of vegetation and all the noise the large numbers of people make, not to mention all the dead bats, the production was eventually fined for violating their permit. Don't let a few dead bats stop you from watching six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium being brandished about in an effort to control half the world. And, then there are the larger-than-life action figures themselves to be seen, and the number is now up to 10 (where the first had only 7.) Wouldn't want to miss that premiering this weekend would you?!
Personally, I would rather see a movie filmed in an exotic locale where no bats or humans are slaughtered. This may sound like a "make love not war" campaign, but I think the presence of large stores of ammo spoils the ambiance for those of us with a genuine wanderlust. Though I frequently entertain fantasies of wandering the globe, I never think to myself (while looking through travel websites), "If they would just rip up a few bushes first, and kill off a few thousand bats now that would be an awesome place to see people blown to bits!" No, since I know you are wondering, I didn't see the first movie either. I'm waiting for the filming of "The Seafarers." Think... Nemo, Little Mermaid, Ponyo, Oscar (Shark Tale,) Winter (Dolphin Tale,) Free Willy, and Sinbad the Sailor join together to find Puff the Magic Dragon and bring him back.