Sunday, April 10, 2016

Alien Force (1996)

How bad is it? It's cheesy no budget sci-fi with some terrible camerawork.
Should you see it? I give it a mild yes, if you can find it.

I watched two other films with the same title (one of them twice) from the same year before getting a copy of this on VHS. A meteor lands on Earth, except it's more of an egg and contains 1,000,000,000 aliens, or rather, their souls. If you're thinking a billion of anything would bust a budget, you know you're not going to see them. An intergalactic bad guy plans on releasing the billion bloodthirsty predators and he's hard to stop because he's immortal and can shift from one body to another. The leader of the planet they're from - Burt Ward, of all people - sends a (rather wimpy) hero to stop him. The hero, of course, has time to fall in love with an Earth woman. There's a lot of fight sequences, badly choreographed, with punches landing feet from their targets. The film has poor lighting, the crew can sometimes be seen in reflections and the movie has a technical problem rare even for trash: color balance continuity errors; within a scene, colors shift back and forth between shots. It's goofy and silly and the cast seems to be aware that they're not doing Shakespeare.

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