IN THEATERS NOW - When a dangerous outbreak threatens to destroy everyone living on a newly colonized planet, Lt. Kane Sommerville goes against orders and leaves his station to rescue his young daughter before it's too late.
Both Flawed and Impressive.
By Fletch F. Fletch
It must be first said that despite that this wasn’t a film with Hollywood blockbuster resources, they create something here that often rivals the technical and visual work of anything you’ll see in a Hollywood blockbuster film.
There’s good and and bad, but the good is very good and the bad are the kind of problems that don’t ruin the whole experience. While the leads are all good (including Kellan Lutz of Expendables 3 and the Twilight franchise, Temuera Morrison best known as Jango Fett and the Clones from the Star Wars prequels here in a scenery chewing role as a sadistic warden, and cameo by acclaimed actress Rachel Griffiths), but many of the smaller roles are filled by over the top and/or over emoting performers.
The story is often nonlinear and the jumps in time and radical changes in environment (we get starship dogfights, a nightmarish prison, views of a futuristic earth and even a sky metropolis) and narrative (prison break film, practical effect monster movie, desperate rescue tale, morality play) that it helps to keep things moving and keeps from the shortcomings less glaring.
Its a fairly humorless film and sometimes outright pretentious which lands unevenly with some of the oddball performances but it’s still an impressive production. It may be polarizing for less patient viewers but others will appreciate the poetic end, the committed performances from leads and the visual expertise. An above average sci fi B flick that’s both derivative and original.
By Greek Woman
If you like doomed futuristic movies with black and gray scenery go for it. Simply, okay for 99 cents rental.
I found movie was pretty good and entertaining. I would recommend it!
Phenomenal sci fi flick! I am a sci fi junkie and was not expecting much when I first rented this film, but it is one of those films that completely changes your perspective about what sci fi is/should be. I can only imagine what this crew could do with a much bigger budget....I truly hope they will release the other chapters, as I was left wanting more.
Excellent first movie, can't wait for next one!
Village Voice must have seen a different movie, I loved this one! It's got action, family drama (in spades!), flashbacks to fill in and make more sense of what's happening, monsters, compassion, gun fights, etc. Exciting and engaging, well worth the purchase, now, I'm waiting for the next movie in the series, then the next one after that!!
The director has adhd. The film bounces from one time to another, then back to earth.
All the back story was a waste of time and effort.
As a .99 cent rental, it’s worth the money, anymore and you’ll feel robbed...
1/2 & 1/2
By Steve on the Water
On your edge Sifi movie. You’ll either love it or hate it as you can see by other reviews. Could have been much better? Bit pricy and feel ripped off. This will quickly become a .99 movie. Wait for it. Ending cuts short and is either a setup for a sequel or deliberate for you to come up with the future outcome.
Ok I guess
Eeeehhhhh. It was ok. Kind of lame though. Some affects were pretty good and some sucked.
A little boring as well.
Worth more than most
Of all the junk getting pushed in front of us, this was a unique story that was well made. I may not have liked the twist in the ended, but it made it unique.