ALIEN ARRIVAL * (Theatrical Release USA 2016)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.1|5.0 Starsììì

Alien Arrival complicates itself to the point of confusion with its fractured sci-fi script. This challenge is exacerbated with weak acting, poor direction, and lack of sufficient detail to allow those critical transitioning points that bridge the gap between knowing what is going on and not knowing what is going on. Critical, need-to-know information is presented too late in the script to maximize understanding. An example is: wondering why can a main character breathe without a mask, why can he live in a ship with little to no oxygen, food, and water for three years. The fact that he adapted to his environment is presented too late in the story and is one of the many reasons the story delivers a less than average performance. The main actor Dan Mor has good screen presence and, with training, has the possibility of being an outstanding thriller/action character actor.

Storyline

Kyle Cortland (Dan Mor) goes on a rescue mission designed to find and free his father.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Jesse O’Brien for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Eric Scott Johnson, Eric Machiela, and Ross Vande Waa for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Tarren Hollis (Aleisha Rose), Kyle Cortland (Dan Mor), Norman Oleander (Christopher Kirby), Obias Hatch (Mark Redpath), Reef (voice of Shaun Micallef), Prison Commander (Jak Wyld), Prison Guard (Akira Bradley), Carl Sanders (Jamie Foster), and Burly Prisoner (Adam Tuohy).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. The film needs reconstruction from the bottom up.

*Also know as Arrowhead

Ben Meyers

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