alien movies

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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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Alien Strain (2014) image

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The schizophrenic perspective of a man regarding his girlfriend.

This is one of those movies whose accurate description would spoil it. Overall I liked this movie, but I can easily see how others would not like this style of story telling. I strongly disliked the overall pacing and resolution. They seemed mistimed and more and more rushed toward the end.

While I liked it well enough, this isn't a movie I'd re-watch and isn't something I'd generally recommend. Lovers of a certain topic or flavour of movie would probably like this one, but it would be impossible to know how to match those people with this movie.



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The Quiet Hour (2014) poster

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Two youths struggle to survive in a world ruined by aliens.

A terrible movie, even and perhaps especially for science fiction, alien invasion or ruined world movie fans. It's slow and plodding, with a crappy plot, and has no real "feel" to it.



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