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When a dangerous outbreak threatens to destroy everyone living on a newly colonized planet, Lt. Kane Sommerville (Daniel MacPherson) goes against orders and leaves his station to rescue his young daughter (Teagan Croft). Desperate to get to her before it’s too late, Kane enlists the help of an escaped prisoner (Kellan Lutz) as they battle their way through the chaos of a planet on the verge of annihilation. With the odds stacked against them, saving his little girl may be humanity’s last chance at survival.
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I really enjoyed this movie. The effects (with one exception noted later) are fluid and well done without being too in your face. The story is good, and the acting is better.
My only gripe is the "monsters". They show a lack of imagination and are a serious departure from the experience. They feel like an afterthought that was rushed. It's almost like someone wanted to add in characters at the last minute, mashed together some ideas and picked the one that could be finished quickest. They really remind me of the vultures from The Dark Crystal.
Regardless, I feel that this film is easily worth 4 stars.
The basic plot is made up of other sci-fi movies you've seen before. You got a bit of dystopian societies made up of evil corporations like Blade Runner or Aliens, you got aliens that are like the aliens from Aliens if those aliens turned more into giant turtles, you got some young adult stuff, surprisingly effective family drama, and some goofiness involving shifting time lines. It's really pretty ambitious because like most Australian productions it's not being made on a huge budget. They're game though and play it all straight even when things are obviously not quite there for them. Playing pretend opposite not even a green screen is even harder. Even though they got zero budget, it doesn't stop them from trying for big moment stuff. There was a lot more jet pilot scenes than I was expecting and overall they didn't look bad but pretty good given the lack of money.
The thing that sort of makes the movie work best is that it's also pretty old fashioned and optimistic. The bad guys are all super bad but the good guys are all good. Sure they got some flaws but they randomly over come alcoholism, drug use, man slaughter, bad parenting and other bad behavior tendencies to go save a little girl none of them know. It's like those old westerns where people just decide they gotta save some settlers from bandits and cattle rustlers despite impending death. In a world where Marvel films hit critical mass of making all their heroes the source of all the ills in the world with Captain America Civil War, Avengers Ultron, and Spiderman Homecoming with Iron Man's business deals create the Vulture, it's nice to see a movie where the heroes are the solution or working to it instead of creating the problem and running around acting like fixing their mistakes makes them worthy of praise. It probably has a lot to do with this movie being Australian. It's a different culture there that's not as backwards or regressive when it comes to dealing with basic human primal desires like having heroes in movies or wanting pretty people on screen, which this is a movie where the more square your jaw and the more chiseled your features the more heroic you will be.
It's like I said very rough around the edges. There's some serious cheese here. The voice over is all kinds of young adult cringe. Yet, it all kind of works still. At 13ish dollars on Amazon for a digital copy that I don't have to pack around with me from house to house, it's not a bad deal either. If anything, it reminds me of an updated version of those old 50s to 80s sci-fi films you'd see on local TV networks. The nostalgia button will probably be hit for others too.
well acted well scripted,
the special effects where spot on for the atmosphere
moved at great pace an intensity
kept me fully engaged till end
cant wait to see next volumes
glad i purchased
"Monsters" look like something out of Dark Crystal... cool. I'll let you discover the rest for yourself.