Dead Space: Downfall
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Whether or not you play video games, if you love animated violence then this is as brutal as it gets. The story involves a mining vessel sent by the fanatical Church of Unitology (Unitarian Scientologists?) to retrieve an artifact on a dead planet. The mining vessels subsist by "cracking" planets and selling the ore. Some say this is detrimental to the harmony of the Universe. I'd say that in this case, that's an understatement. The vessel unwittingly unleashes an alien race -named as "Necromorphs" in the game- that thrive on dead flesh; possessing, reanimating, molding, and mutating it into forms suitable for slaying even more living things to continually spread the race. The result is damn horrific by any standard.Read more ›
Downfall takes place in the space between the animated comics and the game. It's a decent story about how a seemingly routine "planet crack" goes awry when a "marker" is found on the planet being excavated. There's a nice story here but I don't think it's absolutely necessary to watch to fully enjoy the game. I feel that although the animation was well done and the gore was on par with the game, the story just wasn't creepy or deep enough to really make it a hit.
The creepiness in the animated comics was largely lost in the feature film. Don't get me wrong, it's no Disney movie, I just don't think it was quite on par with its predecessor. Unfortunately, it seemed like one of the major climax/action sequences exists only in the deleted scenes and even then it only exists as an animatic (meaning a series of uncolored rough sketches displayed in succession with audio tracks overlayed, for those unfamiliar with the term.)
Finally I wasn't really impressed with the quality of the blu-ray format. There's some extras in the BluRay live section that I imagine don't exist in DVD form, but I still don't think that the Blu-Ray version is worth the extra $5. The promised cheat codes exist as easter eggs within the movie. Not a big deal for me, but just wanted to give a heads up to those who expect a card with codes listed on it when they open their case.
Honestly, it's not a bad movie by any means.Read more ›
After watching "Dead space: downfall" I must say that it was a rather honest SF/zombie flick, albeit unusual as it is a cartoon or if you prefer an anime.
The film begins when an alien artefact, nicknamed "The Marker", is discovered on the planet Aegis VII. The Church of Unitology, which seems to be amongst the main institutions ruling this particular universe, mandates the captain of the mining ship USG Ishimura to retrieve "The Marker", which is considered as a kind of holy relic.
While the ship approaches her crew receives radio reports of an outbreak of violent behaviour among the colonists. "The Marker" is brought aboard and then ship's Head of Security Alissa Vincent asks to investigate the colony. And then the film really begins...
This film is a kind of prequel to the three "Dead Space" games and therefore some of things shown on the screen are not really explained, as the director assumed that viewers will be already familiar with them - we are especially NOT informed about what exactly is the Church of Unitology and why does it considers "The Markers" (it seems there is more than one) as such holy items. But fully understanding those things is not absolutely necessary, as the film quickly focuses on the fate of USG Ishimura and her crew. Alissa Vincent and her security team are the main heroes of the film.Read more ›
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love this movie great to watch before the first game i love how these movies tie into the seriesPublished 1 month ago by Kay
There weren't any problems with the product, but the shipping was do to unknown factors but that is not your fault. Thank you for the movie.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Gift for my son as he likes the game as well. Arrived on time and as depicted.Published 4 months ago by Bruce Honings
Blood, mutants, religious freaks, creepy babies and space. To say this movie has it all is and understatement.Published 5 months ago by agent99
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