The Asylum is one of my favorite production companies out there although from what I have reviewed you would think other wise. But their original work and most of their rip offs are usually good on an independent B kinda level. Recently I and my brother had a marathon of nothing but their movies; this was one of the ones towards the end. I have to say that the cover looked kinda cool and it gave me hope after watching some not to great ones. Thankfully it was actually decent and really should have been renamed since it really is more like "Battlestar Galactica" then "Transformers". But since that film was coming out I guess they went with that. Still this was a good enough movie.
The story is your basic humans vs the killer robots ala Galactica, Terminator and so forth but even as over used as that is it manages to be a good movie. It seems that at one point or another the robots came down as a separate alien life form or something and took over the world. Since then the humans have been hiding away with a select few that are trying to mount a turn around in the war. So the film follows this group of military people and their time fighting the robots and themselves in the process. As messed up as all that sounds this manages to actually be an entertaining movie.
Producers David Rimawi and David Michael Latt should have really renamed this movie because it may have been one of those situations were the film actually seems better under a different name. Still in a line of not so great movies this one is actually worth more than one viewing. Writer/director Leigh Scott has scored once again seeing that I have enjoyed his other works I have seen. His script while not the most original thing is still very interesting and seems like it could have been an official spin off of one of the things mentioned earlier. His direction seems to have been good and kept the pace moving at a good pace, and some of his characters were actually really good.
The actors in this film range from good to not so much but all seemed like they were there to make a good film. There was one girl in particular that was really good in this movie, I can't remember her name but she played the bad girl type that didn't like the lead girl or something like that. And as far as special effects go you can't expect much from the budget but for what it is they are good. The movie is actually shot very well and any fan of "Battlestar Galactica" will recognize the style used in this film, very much a rip off to say the least. Still this film is pretty good for this company and is worth a rental if you have nothing else better to get.
If you have never seen anything from this company this is a good one but there are much better films from them to start with. I say give this one a try if you are a fan of the show I mentioned it may be a cool little flick to check out if you like that style of entertainment. So sit back relax and enjoy a pretty good rip off of those shows and films that you will see all through out this.
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