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Lifeform (1996)





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The jubilation experienced when a Martian probe finally returns from its mission is short-lived when it is discovered that one of the finds is very much alive and is only a small part of a huge invasive force planning to take over the earth.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cotter Smith
as Case Montgomery
Deirdre O'Connell
as Dr. Gracia Scott
Robert Wisdom
as Col. Jesse Pratt
Ryan Phillippe
as Private Ryan
Leland Orser
as Michael Perkett
Raoul O'Connell
as Private Jeffers
Carlos Carrasco
as Sgt. Lopez
Kevin Cooney
as Gen. McClintoch
Joseph Romanov
as Private Hawkins
Damon Saleem
as Private Talbert
Ivan Gueron
as Lt. Angstrom
Timothy Charles
as Ian Ochs
Gregory Webb
as Recovery Team Member
Peter McKernan Jr.
as Chopper Co-pilot
Dirk Vahle
as Chopper Pilot
Burke Roberts
as Check Point Guard
Kim Collins
as Sgt. Reynolds
Jeff Gardner
as Private Zebrasky
Andrew M. Endsley
as Decontamination Technician
Leif Tilden
as The Invader
Andrew Alden
as Army Private
Michael Bailous
as Army Private
Dennis Chamberlain
as Army Private
Mike Derey
as Army Private
John Dewey Carter
as Army Private
Ryan Dunn
as Army Private
Dwight Dyer
as Army Private
Tommy Heisler
as Army Private
Chuck Lynn
as Army Private
Angus McLellan
as Army Private
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If you can forgive some of the stereotypical characters and so-so special effects, there is actually a pretty good story here. Not terribly deep, but thought provoking. Worth a watch.

John Wagner
John Wagner

I'm not normally one to judge actors on their physical appearence, but damn, for a movie with only one woman in it, they managed to pick one with the sex appeal of Gollum and the attitude of a buzz-killing killjoy whose husband left her for their poolboy. And the movie's characters make one logic leap after another. Every single conjecture made ends up being right, even when there is zero evidence to base them on. Example: after seeing a trashed computer, Madam Buzkill remarks, "[the alien] must have 100% race memory." (Meaning it inherits its parents' knowledge and experiences from birth.) How a dismantled computer leads her to this conclusion is anyone's guess, but lo and behold, her guess was spot-on.

Alex Carawan
Alex Carawan

A decent movie with a terrible ending. So save yourself from the end if you can. Mysteriously, a lost Viking probe comes back to Earth and lands in the desert. The space probe is immediately take to a nearby military complex where two scientist proceed to its study before the military arrives. It seems that the probe actually came back from Mars, but, who is sending it? The story starts acceptably good. The cast is small but fairly efficient and the characters, both the scientists and the soldiers, are fairly realistic and likable. The movie, despite some little flaws and mistakes, has an intelligent script and is moderately entertaining. Near the end, with a bunch of interesting questions open, the movie finishes. Just like that. Producers run out of budget and secondary character, a nobody in the movie, tries to explain what happened, while some found footage is played, awful. This is my little contribution. There is a good review in the Unknown Movies page (that I have nothing to do with), in the following link:

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