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ALIEN INVASIONS

WING COMMANDER (1999)
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Directed By:
Chris Roberts

Starring:
Freddie Prinze Jr., Saffron Burrows, Matthew Lillard, Tchéky Karyo, Jürgen Prochnow and David Warner

Rated PG-13
Genre: Science Fiction
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Lanuage, Graphic Violence, Sexual Content
Also Known As:
Wing Commander: Space Will Never Be the Same (USA)

THE PLOT:

It's the mid-27th century and Earth is in the middle of a galactic war with a alien race called the Kilrathi. After an attack on an Earth Base and stole a NAVCOM unit that will give them the hyperspace jump coordinates to Earth.

Now it's up to the brave men and women of the Tiger Claw to find this ship and steal the Navcom unit that they stole or Earth may be taken off guard and become slaves of the Kirathi Empire.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

Apparently early space travelers is allot like what happened on Earth. They left to escape religious persecution and these pilgrims are hated for some strange reason. Bigotry is not to be tolerated by any means, race, creed, religion or style. It's just wrong and the main problem is this subplot of everyone hating this guy just because he's a "pilgram" decent. It's just wrong, now I don't know anything about the game series this movie is based on. I really don't. I can only judge by the
movie. The effects are good, the Kirathi are cool, the story for the most part works. I know enough of the game that they got the first person outside the ship view and that's cool. It's cool. I give it...8 STARS

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd, I find most bigotry annoying and agravating. Which makes me give WING COMMANDER a slightly lower grade then Zedd gave it. I agree, it was anything but dull and the people that does befriend are cool. But I can't get over the bigotry. I'm afraid, it's a mere 7 STARS for me.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ STORY (The story works.)
+ FIRST PERSON VIEW (Never played the game, but I love that first person view.)
+ CHARACTERS (The lead characters were likeable.)
+ CREATURE EFFECTS (The creature effects are cool.)
+ EFFECTS (The space battles are way cool.)

...AND FINALLY...

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- RELIGEOUS BIGOTRY (There is too much relegious bigotry in this future.)

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