Alien Trespass

2009

Alien Trespass

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An earnest attempt to parody campy 1950s sci-fi films, Alien Trespass eventually loses its charm among tedious dialogue and cheesy special effects.

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Set in 1957, "Alien Trespass" chronicles a fiery object from outer space that crashes into a mountaintop in the California desert, bringing the threat of disaster to Earth. Out of the flying saucer escapes a murderous creature--the Ghota--which is bent on destroying all life forms on the planet. A benevolent alien from the spaceship, Urp, inhabits the body of Ted Lewis--a local astronomer--and with the help of Tammy, a waitress from the local diner, sets out to save mankind.

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  • Sep 05, 2010
    To be fair I probably shouldn't even be rating this since I could only stand the beginning 40 mins of this film. What I don't get is the fact that the filmmakers had enough money for good sets and decent enough actors and yet they tried to make a spoof which just wasn't funny. It would have been better for them not trying to make a "spoof" and instead play it straight, an alien film that is just set in the fifties. The film in itself doesn't make sense if it was a film made in the 50's then why was it not shot as a fifties film or had standard dialogue. It wasn't even consistent in it's own setting. If it truly was a film made in the fifties it should have had people in crappy alien monster suits, instead we get a CGI alien which just doesn't make sense. I just didn't get the point.
    Marion R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 15, 2010
    In "Alien Trespass," nothing much ever happens in the small town of Mojave, California. Everyday, the regulars congregate at the local diner to eat and exchange gossip. The only crime is juvenile delinquency, leading the sheriff(Dan Lauria) to quietly retire in a couple of days. Dr. Ted Lewis(Eric McCormack) is so awed by a meteor shower that he ignores his buxom, scantily clad and in the mood wife Lana(Jody Thompson) in order to fully investigate. The following day, he returns a changed man, warning that if the Ghota split, then everybody is lunch. Presented as a lost film within a film, "Alien Trespass" is a mostly harmless pastiche of 50's science fiction B-movies that references a good deal of them. It is not really a parody nor does it break new ground until the end, leading me to wonder why it was made in the first place.(Where is Guy Maddin when you really need him?) If the biggest joke is the bad special effects, then you are not really trying.(As a longtime Doctor Who fan, I have no problem with alien invasions on a limited budget.) The movie also makes the mistake of taking the smartest character and potential catalyst, who is either the voice of reason or the one who almost gets everybody killed, out of the equation early. Although, to be honest, the movie is a little scary.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 07, 2009
    Another movie that I found myself pleasantly surprised with. I really enjoyed the fact that this was an homage to the science fiction genre of the 50's as those were movies I enjoyed. It had the same cheesy looking creature, cheesy story and it even had a cheesy message at the end reminiscent of those kinds of movies. But the thing that really surprised me was how funny this film could be. I found myself laughing out loud at some of the lines, especially the line at the end about the pipe.
    Ken D Super Reviewer
  • Sep 21, 2009
    This movie is the combination of Plan 9 from outer space and the day the earth stood still... It's corny for today's standard. it uses the 1950's sci fi movie style, since I'm a great fan of classic movie I think this movie is pretty nice but the some people might think this movie is a piece of shit, well, it depends on each person's taste.
    Cita W Super Reviewer

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