Dead Space: Downfall

2008

Dead Space: Downfall

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A gruesome animated movie based on the "Dead Space" video game follows a mining operation on another planet, upon which the miners discover a religious artifact and a malicious alien race. Voices: Bruce Boxleitner, Kelly Hu. Directed by Chuck Patton.

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Cast

Bruce Boxleitner
as Colin Barrow
Jeff Bennett
as Leggio/Dobbs/Jackson
Jim Cummings
as Captain Mathius/Farum
Grey DeLisle
as Heather/Donna Fawkes
Nika Futterman
as Alissa Vincent
Maurice LaMarche
as White/Bavaro
Phil Morris
as Hansen/Glenn
Bob Neill
as Cartusian
Kevin Michael Richardson
as Samuel Irons/Pendleton/Miner
Lia Sargent
as Jen Barrow
Hal Sparks
as Ramirez
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Critic Reviews for Dead Space: Downfall

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Audience Reviews for Dead Space: Downfall

  • Mar 02, 2013
    This might be one of the funniest films I've ever watched. Hey, you ever seen an Alien movie? Or a horror film? Or a long list of cliches on a website? Than you've seen this movie. The plot's construction and the list of set pieces literally read like an inept horror handbook. There is not a single element of the plot you can't predict at least 5 to 15 minutes in advance, the characters receive no time to develop. The only plus that anyone has ever noted about this film is the gore, but even that's not particularly great. The animation is beyond poor, with some of the laziest art direction of all time and some of the stiffest animation you'll ever see. On top of all of this, the CGI backdrops and sequences look worse than the videogame they're based on. I wish that was a joke. Now, at this point, anyone who reads this might be wondering, what's up with the 3-star rating (seems a little high)? Well, if you get a friend or a group of friends together to watch this mess, you'll have a blast, I almost guarantee it. I certainly did. This is riffing material unlike any other. Highly recommended in that capacity. However, if you were hoping for a dark and brilliant preamble to "Dead Space," don't seek this out.
    Jacob E Super Reviewer
  • Jun 14, 2012
    Bad, but not for its story. It serves as a good add-on to the Dead Space series, allowing for a better explanation of the events surrounding the fall of the Ishimura. Honestly, my problem with this film is its violence...it's just so unnecessarily gory, even compared to the games...the games look like they'd get a Teen rating in comparison.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 19, 2011
    My only problem with this movie is that there is no climax to it and with very little build-up to the horrific violence throughout none of the gore is unexpected or surprising. I expect everyone to die ten minutes in and my expectations are embraced by the movie chopped-in-half-heartedly. I'm not saying it wasn't terrifying to watch stock space warrior number seven get her head chopped in half by her fellow lunatic crew member.... wait no I am saying that. This movie is terrifying in how horrifying and grotesque it is but with little substance and devoid of lovable or memorable characters. It is ten times better than the Anthony Johnston graphic novel of the same story in that it doesn't repeat the word "fuck" more than goodfellas like the comic. I like the word fuck but the comic overused it and on that note I took Downfall much more serious than the Joe Pesci inspired script of Anthony Jonston's fuck book, "Dead Fuck."
    Greg A Super Reviewer
  • Sep 17, 2011
    Just a poorly animated and terribly written rip-off of so many space set horrors. Most notably the Alien saga. The animation is jolty and is certainly missing frames. This doesn't work well during the action scenes and there is no fluidity. The characters are complete abominations. The protagonist is one of the most unlikable cunts I've ever seen on film. She questions her superiors, disobeys orders, risks humanities existence, talks down to everyone, and solves all her problems by punching people. After which, she then expects them to play along. How we were ever expected to root for such a character is way beyond me. Not only this, but during one attack scene non of the soldiers fire their weapons. Big multi-armed zombie aliens are attacking her friends and everyone stands around like impotent retards. Finally we have a script that is painful in every sense of the word. The dialog is so cringe worthy. "I'm not a hero, just a man." Vomit. Everything the main character says is filled with anger and venom, so you wonder how she achieved anything in her career. The film gets a few points for gore, as it was great to see these characters ripped apart, as that meant I didn't have to look or listen to them anymore.
    Luke B Super Reviewer

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