Alien Uprising 2011 NR

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(9) IMDb 3.1/10

A suspected prisoner uprising brings Marines to the prison planet of Rove 12, but nothing is what it seems. The few surviving prisoners are hiding from a ruthless, blood thirsty creature. Now the prisoners and the marines must fight together to get off the planet - ALIVE!

Starring:
Rebecca Kush, Steve Deighan
Runtime:
1 hour 25 minutes

Alien Uprising

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Genres Science Fiction
Director Andrew Bellware
Starring Rebecca Kush, Steve Deighan
Supporting actors Amelia Randolph Campbell, Jeffrey Plunkett, Ivory Aquino, James Edward Becton, Daniel Blatman, Angela Funk, Jang Don Kim, Kumiko Konishi, Zach Lombardo, Montserrat Mendez, Thomas Rowen, Tana Sarntinoranont, Medina Senghore, Maduka Steady, Benjamin Sulzbach, Yanni Walker, Gabriella Willenz, Catherine Zambri
Studio Maverick Entertainment Group
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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Customer Reviews

It's annoying because it's so pointless and fake.
Thomas M. Sipos
All in all, not a bad way to spend 85 minutes if you're in the mood for some high-intensity sci-fi action.
Steven Tiger
He was hardly in this film that tried to be a takeoff on early alien science fiction.
T. Smith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas M. Sipos VINE VOICE on January 13, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
The problems with ALIEN UPRISING are many and diverse.

The storyline is a ripoff of ALIENS. A squad of Space Marines is sent to a prison planet to subdue rioters, but only a weaselly Company Man knows the true mission. They arrive on the prison planet and discover there's an "alien" on the loose, killing prisoners and guards alike. Of course, the Company Man expected this.

The "characterization" is non-existent. ALL the Space Marines are bad-ass and testy. The only way to tell them apart is by race, sex, or dress. (One female Marine wears a turban.) The white guy Marines, well, it's impossible to tell them apart.

About that turban, the Lieutenant derides the "mercenaries" who came before them, yet these Marines lack discipline or professionalism, behaving just like ragtag mercenaries. No uniform hair styles. Hair comes in various lengths and styles. Some men have facial hair, some not.

They're all so bad-ass it's silly. They're bad-ass without purpose or motivation, always cursing and threatening one another without reason. Especially silly is the bad-ass sergeant, a tiny woman who barks at guys a head taller, threatening to personally kick their ass or tear off their ... if they don't follow orders immediately. When she shoves the Company Man against a wall (yeah, right), he cowers while looking DOWN at her, because she's so tiny.

Look, if you're gonna cast women as Marines, make the effort to cast tall Amazons. The director could have gone down to the local gym and found some female body-builders to play the Marines. Few in the cast, male or female, can act, so it's not like acting was an issue.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lisa J on September 21, 2009
Format: DVD
I'm a big SciFi fan and I always check out as many of the new films in the category that I can find. I just picked this one up this weekend and it was pretty decent and compelling. I've seen better FX, but this was a good story and the FX were good enough that it kept my interest. I did wonder why there were no Aliens, but the action and suspense was good, and the obligatory romantic angle was there also. I always wonder why there are not a ton of new indy SciFi films that hit the market, I wish there were more.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven Tiger on November 26, 2011
Format: DVD
NOTE: This review is of the 2008 film, not to be confused with a 2013 film that has the same title.
This is a rip-off of "Aliens," pure and simple. But Aliens was a great action film, and this film is good, too. Same story--a unit of tough-as-nails space marines in a deadly cat-and-mouse game against an almost indestructible monster, and a company agent with a secret and sinister agenda. But it moves along swiftly enough, the tension is maintained, and at least some of the characters have enough personality to be engaging so that we care about them. The settings and effects are done well--everything has a gritty, realistic look--and the acting isn't bad. All in all, not a bad way to spend 85 minutes if you're in the mood for some high-intensity sci-fi action.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Karl E. Weaver on October 21, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Here's the deal. This must have gone straight to DVD because it still only has an MPAA "rating pending". Probably it never will have a rating. I would rate it "mild R" based on mild language and mild violence. No nudity (except partial female nudity in the "Pandora Machine" logo, at the beginning and the end of the DVD).
The most-promoted actors are Steve Deighan (Milennium Crisis, Great Pretenders), Tana Sarntinoranont (Blush and Lovesick), and Catherine Zambri (Marconi Bros, Mulberry St)- Zambri was just the ship computer's hologram.
It starts and it plays like "Alien" as well as "Aliens". A prisoner planet with an apparent uprising. Marines en-route to subdue, yet they're really just in service to a corporation trying to develop weapons. (sound familiar?) A dangerous corporate tool on board. A computer running the ship. Dark and aged interiors (like "Alien"). Garbled transmissions. A non-human predator. All this like the "Alien" stories. The visuals are far grainier than the usual movie-but after a while you get used to it. The acting is mediocre. There's no indication where this was actually produced. It's a mult-ethnic cast. I forgot to mention how the very beginning is reminiscent of Alien: the crew is all sleeping, and awake from sleep at the end of the flight and the beginning of the movie. First sci-fi or action film I recall where the love-interest is 2 female lesbians (I hope that isn't a plot-buster). Problems with the DVD: NO subtitling at all, and no special features. If you like sci-fi, you might find it interesting, even if low-budget and derivative (mainly from the "Alien" concepts). I did watch it all the way through. I won't spoil the rest of the plot.
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I mistook this for another more current movie with the same title which was also bad but not as bad as this.
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