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Sunday, July 1, 2012

[5.25/10] Extraterrestrial (2012)

Extraterrestrial (2012)

QuickRating: An odd, yet original combination of sci-fi, comedy and romance, the Spanish hybrid of a film is possibly the first-ever alien invasion movie, that is all about the characters and their relationships and not about the aliens at all. The characters themselves are flawed, yet charming and likable, and the movie is filled with tons of amusing situations, but sadly, in its second half, "Extraterrestrial" gets totally lost in its own quirkiness.


6 comments:

Melissa Bradley said...

This does sound rather intriguing. You had me at "...alien invasion movie, that is all about the characters and their relationships and not about the aliens at all." In spite of the flaws you mentioned, it sounds as though I might like this. So, should I give it go, my friend? :)

Matthew Vanacore said...

Hmmm, never knew this movie existed.

I do enjoy a movie that focuses on characters rather than generic plot conventions, so that's a plus. We'll see if I ever get around to Extraterrestrial.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Mel, I was stoked about this one, but it left a bad taste in my mouth. I loved the first half, but the second was confusing and pointless.
I dunno... if you want to see something different, than give it a go. :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Matty, it was on VOD last month and has a limited release this month I think.

I do too, that's why I loved "Monsters", but this one is just bizarre. :)

If your in a mood for some risky romance, quirky characters and alien movie without aliens, then check this baby out. :)

Maurice Mitchell said...

Spanish sci-fi sounds interesting George. Subtitles I assume?

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Maurice, absolutely. I don't speak Spanish, but I prefer to watch a foreign film in its original language with subtitles rather than a English dubbed version. Anyway, this one is so-so.