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ALIEN INVASIONS

WAR OF THE PLANETS (2003)
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Directed By:
Mike Conway

Rated PG-13
Genre: Science Fiction
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Language, Graphic Violence

Also Known As:
Terrarium (Original Title)

THE PLOT:

The Earth has send a long term space exploration team intot he void of deep dank space. They have arrived on a uncharted planet. But when they arrive, their cryonic chamber refuses to open due to a malfuction.

One of the team is missing, the canister has been broken open and there are signs of a struggle. Some thing has broken in and had himself a boxed lunch of Astronaught.

Once escaping their sleeping chambers they find themselves entombed in a glass terrarium, observed by a strange unfriendly alien spieces that calls us dangerous. Can they escape or are they doomed to die in a glass box?

ZEDD'S OPINION:

Okay, let's start with the good things in this movie. The CGI spaceship was surprisingly well done. Considering it was probably done on the Director's home computer. The situation sounds something out of a two part OUTER LIMITS episode. But this movie is so UnGodly boring. First they sit around in the cryro chambers waiting to be eaten. Saying we have to get out before the Ape monster returns, then nothing happens. Then they stand around staring at the glass. Again, nothing happens. Whoever thinks this is a good movie must have fell asleep during it and dreamed of a better movie. Now let's talk creature effects, there isn't any. To speak of, I think they went to Earl's all night costume rental store and rented these costumes. The Ape is basically a Gorilla suit. The mouth doesn't close, the alien is basic and just the opposite, the mouth doesn't open. It would have worked as a OUTER LIMITS episode, but as a feature film, it fails big time. Plus, there's no WAR OF THE PLANETS. The DVD release must have been taking advantage of the WAR OF THE WORLDS movie that came out. It's a mess and deserves to be ignored. I give WAR OF THE PLANETS...THE NOOSE!

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

ZZZZZZZZZ!!!!What? Oh, I'm sorry. I feel asleep thinking of WAR OF THE PLANETS. It was that impressive. NOT! The CGI was pretty good, but compared to movies like JURRASIC PARK and THUNDERBIRDS it makes WAR OF THE PLANET look like bloody PONG! It's just a pile of dog poop and I wouldn't want my worst enemy to suffter through it. So do yourself a favor and avoid WAR OF THE PLANETS with your life. I too give it THE NOOSE!

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ CGI (It was somewhat impressive considering the horribly low budget.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- STORY (It this was an OUT LIMITS or TWILIGHT ZONE episode, it would have worked. But as a feature, it falls flat on it's face.)
- ACTING (Basically, there isn't any.)
- CREATURE DESIGNS (Lame at best.)
- MOUTH ISSUE (One mouth didn't close while another didn't open.)
- DULL (Nothing happens, through the bulk of the movie, nothing happens. The whole conflict, is staying awake.)

...AND FINALLY...

- HYPERCRYT ALIENS (Even humans know you don't mix two animal species that may kill each other, unless you want one to kill the other. In that case, all that, we're too violent is just hypicrytical of the aliens.)

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