Monday, April 25, 2011
Movie Review # 56 Alien Trespass (2009)
Director: R.W. Goodwin http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0329535/
Steven P. Fisher http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2806236/
James Swift http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2135749/
Eric McCormack http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005202/
Jennie Baird http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1013318/
Robert Patrick http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001598/
Dan Lauria http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0491357/
Rotten Tomatoes: 35% Audience/Critics http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/alien_trespass/
IMDb: 5.7/10 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1122836/
Netflix: 2.8 Stars
Nostalgia comes to mind when this movie starts and it is the main reason I loved this Alien Trespass. Growing up I used to watch the Horror and Sci-Fi movies of the 50's and 60's with my grandfather and my parents. As a child they scared me but they never where enough to emotionally scar me. But enough to make me jumpy and this movie brought back those movies. As it pure purpose was to pay homage to a forgotten era of movie magic.
That being the campy silly Alien movies of the 50's. Complete with a opening newsreel which is how most people back in the day got their news. Was going to the movies on Friday's and seeing a news clip a few short cartoons and ultimately the movie. Times where a lot simpler then and honestly I wish they where that way today. Sadly this movie is blasted across many mediums as being this or that as they miss what this movie really is which is just a homage to bygone genre of movie making.
Which just proves that art sometimes is miss understood. I throughly enjoyed this movie. Unfortunately a good populace will not. As it goes back to basics of not using a big budget and the alien can be just foam rubber. Which really made me laugh as I saw the Ed Wood parody here. It was brilliant and if you are ill informed viewer you would just scoff and get mad at the insult.
I was not insulted in the least. So I see where the other side is coming from and I just think back to how I was a few years ago. I would have been the same way. So in time some will change others they will not. As this movie is not the senseless action we have come to expect from Hollywood. Where action and no story carry the movie. Where this one is the opposite the story carries it forward.
With a crashed Alien ship and escaped criminal aliens that absorb all the nutrients from our body turning us into a muddy watery mess. While the Intergalactic Space Marshall possesses a humans body to corral and ultimately stop the Alien invasion. All the while being misunderstood and hunted down as the killer. Yep classic 50's Sci-Fi or just great B-Film movie making here.
So if you want a movie that is not main stream and one that you can watch with your kids. This might be the one do it. As it is a good opening to Sci-Fi and also very entertaining and silly. That is if you are into that sort of thing. Which I am.
My Rating 3.5/5 Stars