Check It Out: Alien Outpost – January Movie Pick

Check It Out: Alien Outpost – January Movie PickGenres: Sci Fi
Source: Amazon Instant Video
A gritty, brutal, realistic evocation of battle... with aliens. Director Jabbar Raisani turns it up to 11 with the action. An exciting new contribution to both war and science fiction genres, from a director to watch." -David Benioff & Dan Weiss, Executive Producers GAME OF THRONES. A filmmaking team is embedded in an army unit in the most hostile place on earth, an outpost surrounded by the last remaining alien fighters of an invading attack force. The world may have forgotten about the Outposts, but the aliens are planning the second invasion of Earth and the soldiers are the only ones who can stop it. Equal parts sci-fi thriller, military tale and thinking man's action film, ALIEN OUTPOST is a visionary knockout from start to finish.
Starring: Adrian Paul, Reiley McClendon
Runtime: 1 hour, 33 minutes

REVIEW: I am a bit late to post this movie review but better late than never.  I chose Alien Outpost as my January (almost unknown) film. The reason is  because we tend to go by the buzz and give little to no attention to low budget films that are not always bad.

Alien Outpost is a tale of survival by a group of military men. The earth was invaded in 2021 and millions died. The aliens that attacked earth came with the intention of taking over the planet and eradicate the human species. Alien Outpost, though unknown wasn’t a bad film. There was a great deal of effort to make it interesting and the fact that they didn’t entirely focused the plot on alien domination 100% gives the film a different spin.

What I liked about the film, a new take on humanity’s ability to defend itself from an alien invasion. Yes, rudimentary equipment and regular military artillery had little to no effect on the “heavies” but as a result new innovations also surfaced. The creation of a satelite network that prevented another invasion and artillery capable of prenetrating the “heavies” body and strong armor. I enjoyed the realistic military environment of the film. The action took place in the middle east, which added the needed passion and drama not to mention conflict needed to keep it somewhat interesting and realistic.

Another aspect of the movie that I think wasn’t so bad is the level of realism that it had. The frustration, the humanity and passion shown by the soldiers who put their life at risk to defend humanity while asking for nothing in return, not even recognition. I enjoyed their relationship,  banters and realistic sense of loss.

What I didn’t like however was the lack of action, though the film does show some action between the soldiers and natives of the area, the lack of alien interaction was disappointing. We know there are aliens but they do not become part of the action until the very end. Overall, the movie can entertain you if you have nothing else to watch and if your curiosity doesn’t require anything too challenging. Alien Outpost does not have a well known cast, but you will be surprised to find somewhat good acting.

Overall, Alien Post is one of those movies that goes under the radar for a reason, but don’t let that deter you from letting your curiosity get the best of you. Watch it and come back to tell me how much you liked it or hate it!