alien movies

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I'll take proper notes when I re-watch this.

Outpost 37 (2014) poster

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A documentary following soldiers fighting the aliens left over from an invasion.

I rather liked this! People talk about this being low budget, but until it's pointed out I doubt someone would really notice.

  • aka Alien Outpost



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The Transformers - The Movie (1986) poster

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To solidify its power, a planet-eater tracks down the only thing which could threaten it, the "matrix of power", a device passed down from the leaders of a race of alien robots.

This was a deeply-moving movie for me as a child, though this impression was only possible because I grew up watching the original series. Re-watching this as an adult, it didn't have anywhere near that impact.

Though I do still like it, I don't know that I can recommend it, not just because it looks "old", but because it requires so much context from the series. I think for the young these days this would look like a crappy old cartoon with decent, but old, rock music.



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Starship Troopers 3 - Marauder (2008) image

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The war with the bugs rages on, with humanity starting to lose, but something about god and wining and things.

This started off as a great or at lease decent tv-movie, but its "wrap up" took enough of a nosedive to spoil it. It has a much higher budget and is generally better than part two, but.. that ending, man. That ending. This is still worth a once-watch for fans of the original.



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Starship Troopers 2 - Hero of the Federation (2004) image

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Soldiers flee an unwinnable battle, but find themselves trapped in a bunker surrounded by an enemy desperate to get in.

Recommended for fans of the original who can tolerate less character development, story and budget. It's definitely not bad.



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Starship Troopers (1997) poster

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Aliens are sending spores to colonize Earth, but when humans send a retaliatory force to their homeworld they learn the bugs are a far more dangerous foe than anticipated.

It's a largely flawless movie. Amazing fun for what it is, which is the sort of military movie where only one soldier runs out of ammo once in the entire movie.



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Absolutely Anything (2015) post

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To judge the Earth, aliens grant a single man the power of wishing, but he's an everyday guy and has no idea how to handle it.

A moderately good movie, with solid comedy throughout it. I only really care about it because of its subject matter and the way it handles it. Strangely, he grants himself wisdom early on but never clues into using it to give him proper understanding of it and how to use it. That's the major theme of the movie, and the source of its comedy.



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Midnight Special (2016) poster

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Having been caught uncovering government secrets, an eight-year-old goes on the run.

While good, it's a sort of non-movie. It's hollow and without real substance or resolution.

Some of it reminds me of Escape from Witch Mountain.



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The 5th Wave (2016) poster

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An alien invasion begins with horrifying disasters but peters out into a lengthy siege wherein an unlikely girl struggles to survive.

See Falling Skies (2011-06-19 - 2015-08-30). No really, just go see that. It's not that great either, though.



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Flight of the Navigator (1986) poster

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A twelve year old kid is kidnapped by an alien research drone, who experiments on him by stuffing him full of knowledge, and although his brain ends up "leaking", he is the drone's only chance to get back home after hitting some power lines and getting shocked.

Though there aren't many kid-friendly science fiction movies out there, this is easily the best among them. Even ignoring its "present day" time, it's beginning to show its age. The fact that its "present day" is 1986 will inevitably be its biggest hurdle to accessibility to today's young. This movie is definitely worth a remake every fifteen years or less.



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The Signal (2014) poster

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Going on a road trip to move one of them, three college students take a detour to track down a hacker that almost framed the other two.

Great pace, tone and overall "feel". Suspenseful, interesting and intriguing. I feel as though this movie doesn't dumb itself down for its audience, because there really isn't any opportunity for it to make a choice either way.



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