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Oct 10

Alien Apocalypse

alienapocalypseGenre: Sci-Fi
Year: 2005
Country: USA

Director: Josh Becker
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Renee O’Connor, Remington Franklin, Michael Cory Davis, Peter Jason

 

Yesterday, they were only astronauts. Today, they’re humanity’s only hope.

 

Dr. Ivan Hood has been frozen for 40 years and is just now returning together with his fellow astronauts back to planet Earth hoping that his doctor skills will be just as valuable, or even more than it was in his age.

However, a lot has changed in 40 years and Earth is not what it used to be. Instead of having humans on top of the food chain, the planet has been invaded by insect looking aliens who are now keeping the human race as slaves. Dr. Hood wants none of this and is ready to sacrifice his life in order to beat the alien scumbags.

Alien Apocalypse is a Sci-Fi (yeah, before they became Syfy) Original movie that is only remembered (if it can even be called that) for one thing – the leading star Bruce Campbell. And that’s pretty much the only reason to even consider watching this failure of a film in the first place. Syfy has made some terrible films during their years, but this one has to be in the bottom of the toilet. It’s one thing that the film isn’t meant to be taken seriously, but there is absolutely no fun humour in it either.

The film looks terrible, the special effects are beyond awful and the characters are all like wood, except Campbell who does a little bit to save it from being a total waste of time. I can’t imagine what it must be like to actually write a screenplay to something like this or even attempt to go at this project with any type of enthusiasm.

Josh Becker, who did both the writing and directing on this schlockfest, has been a familiar face to Bruce Campbell and his crew for years, and even directed Stryker’s War (aka. Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except) back in ’85. He also did some episodes on Xena: Warrior Princess and Jack of All Trades (which also starred Campbell) and the look of this film is as “good” as those TV shows. It looks like it was filmed on the same set actually.

Alien Apocalypse is only for die-hard fans of the b-movie legend Bruce Campbell. It is a terrible film, even by campy z-grade movie standards and I cannot see anyone enjoying this unless they have a dangerous amount of alcohol or other substances in their body. Even for Sci-Fi / Syfy standards, this one is awful.

 

 ★☆☆☆☆ 

 

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