I knew this movie was going to be a disaster and on Netflix, I've only watched it up until the "shower scene" after the character "Ava or Eva or Cameron" who's got 3 different names, returns successfully from fixing a leak and is forced to go take a shower---a shower that destroyed the entire film for me, not that I give a care about shower scenes, but my first internal comment was, "What is wrong with her body?" Then I realized, she's wearing some sort of nightgown or short skirt coverall or whatever and isn't actually naked. But it's not the nudity thing I am bothered by, it's the fact you can totally see this visible flaw and it adds to the overall corniness and "sweded" filmmaking!
Lastly, what's up with the strange irony of the two writers, one of which directed the film, named Christian -- director's last name, writer's first name -- and their star of course, Christian as well. Honestly, in a weird way, that just bugged me out and made me feel the blatant corny, cheapness of the film and I don't even desire to finish it. This is my first review. Hope it helped but obviously a 0% is enough to do that.
Co- written and directed by Roger Christian, you know the guy who was responsible for directing one of the biggest flops in movie history called "Battlefield Earth". Is it possible for a director to direct a movie that is much worst than his previous science-fiction effort, then look no further. This low budget and straight to rental flick starring Christian Slater as Gerald, the captain of the crew has to be one of the worst pieces of garbage I had ever saw. And yes, it's even worst than "Battlefield Earth" the movie that placed John Travolta's movie career to a complete halt. The movie revolves around a situation where a meteor shower were to happen stranding a group of people stuck on a moon base or colony we're oblivious where it's located. And after the meteor shower was all over, Lieutenant Ava(Amy Matysio) volunteers to perform a task which has something to do with securing the facility since part of it had already ben destroyed, she does the stupid thing by picking up some of the meteor samples taking it with her to be tested before taking it to the lab where she then stupidly gets herself infected. Then the next thing you know it becomes another cheap and dumb, perhaps the low budget equivalent of an 'alien' movie. At this point, while the alien was being stuck on this moon base, it was still developing itself. And let me tell you, as soon as we finally get to see how this alien being was supposed to look like in it's natural form, the beast as it turns out is nothing we haven't seen already since it resembles the same type of aliens as "Predator" and the "Resident Evil" films.
standard scifi tropes ie. isolation, cabin fever, distrust, alien parasite, infection, 1 hot chick with multiple guys, paranoia and uncertainty.
The movements of the plot could not have been more clearly telegraphed.
The actors are ok but have a boring, functional and expository script to work with.
All in all, a wasted effort. The same things have been done better before, with more style and substance.
'Prometheus' and it's predecessors (Alien, Aliens) explored the same ideas (alien infection/pregnancy, rapidly accelerated growth, blowing it out the airlock, escaping in an escape pod) in a more interesting and profound ways.
Why someone bothered to poorly replicate this is beyond my understanding.
The ending made no sense (hold breath for 3.5 minutes while running... okay) but was predictable as hell. Really? The parasite's on earth now? What a damn surprise.
In short: derivative, sub-par, and a waste of everybody's time, including the audience's.
So you can quickly spot shitty sci-fi when all the astronauts are complete bumblings idiots and emotional unstable dramawhores who catastrophically fumble the most simple and basic of tasks.
Yep. This is another one of those. And it delivers garbage writing in spades. Avoid at all costs.
IT'S ALIVE...in space, as well as several other well known sci fi flicks.