April 3, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST
Alien Trespass = Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, no?
April 3, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST
by teh awesome
If we don't make him popular again we'll never get another CoR
April 3, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST
sucks. all i need to know.
April 3, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST
Perfect review for the film. I was also expecting something that was TRYing unsuccessfully to be funny (like "Lost Skeletons of Cadavera), but as you said, this was trying to just be a film from 1957, and it perfectly succeeds. At almost no point was there any winking to the audience. I got to attend a screening where R.W. Goodwin did a Q&A afterward, and he talked about how it was intended to be as if this film had indeed been discovered in a vault. In fact, in a few years when this is playing on TNT or SciFi (I refuse to call it SyFy), you'll probably just think it's a film from that era until you start to recognize a couple of people. Really fun little film.
April 3, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Lost Skeleton Of Cadavera was hilarious, as was Mars Attacks!
April 3, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST
I have no india what they were thinking!This thing sucked! Guess they will make another one.
April 3, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST
Love it!! At least KOTCS gave us a new term to throw into the lexicon. Oh man -- what a treat.
April 3, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST
Their war, Our World
April 3, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST
That Chuck Norris lost his virginity before his own father, and that when Vin Diesel does a pushup, he's actually shoving the earth down. Crazy.
April 3, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST
I mean, I'm not gay or anything, it's just something about those Peck's. Capone knows what I'm talkin about right? Owwww Yeeeeeaaaaahhhh.
April 3, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST
Damn the limited text in the Subject line!
April 3, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST
by Jawa 007
The over-seriousness and the dumb lines are part of the joy. Also, I live my life a quarter mile at a time, maybe that makes a difference?
April 3, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST
If you didn't like the first movie, you'll most likely hate this one as well. The movies don't really take themselves seriously and neither should the review.
April 3, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST
by Mr Nicholas
spoiler-free? Nice one, Capone.
April 3, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST
And I really, really enjoyed it. I had no idea what I was in for when I went in, but the fact that it's a pure homage, and not a spoof, made it work really well. CAPONE-- I had also thought it should have been in black and white, but at the Q&A afterwords Goodwin said that that was never considered; he mentioned "This Island Earth," the original "War of the Worlds", and "The Blob" as touchstones for it's color aesthetic. Which makes total sense.
April 3, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST
That movie made me cry.
April 3, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST
This movie was great, don't listen to this frumpy review. I saw it at midnight and it was a ton of fun.
April 3, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST
The Chronicles of Riddick made me cry...not in a good way.
April 3, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST
...as new catchphrase? Now it's been a year and nobody is using it, so I think it's time for you to give up. It made a small group of people chuckle for a few days, but these days are over.
April 3, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST
It was on the cover of TIME mag. too
April 3, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST
April 3, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST
And it was an amazing and powerful moment in the movie. The imagery of the nuclear explosion was stunning and no matter how you try to ridicule it it won't work. THAT MOMENT MADE SENSE. NOW SHUT THE FUCK UP ALL YOU BITCHES!
April 3, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST
were in black and white, or better yet, made to look like old color film stock, like in The Blob. (which is actually the movie in the movie). That was the missing piece. And I wasn't a fan of the "Marshall Urp" line. It was too obvious to need pointing out. But it was a fun little film, and it kept my attention. I love those old sci fi films too, so that helps.
April 3, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST
April 3, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST
by Kid Z
...I'll wait until it's on DVD, Netflick it, pop it in and crank off the color.
April 3, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST
by Stuntcock Mike
April 3, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST
would you still recommend it? Or is it an empty shell relying on the gimmick (e.g. Bloody Valentine 3D)? The example I always bring up is Garth Mirenghi's Darkplace. Aside from the b-movie/show gimmick, it's actually very well written with some clever jokes that would work outside of the premise. How does Alien Trespass compare?
April 3, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST
Totally agree. Not meant to be a comedy, meant to be a movie from the 50s, that happens to made now. I loved that movie!
April 3, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST
Darkplace comparison doesn't really apply, because that show really played up the ridiculousness of 80's TV shows starring horror novelists. Alien Trespass just wants to make a movie that could have been produced in 1957. Nothing over-the-top silly except for the aliens. And even those were totally 'authentic'. There's nothing in Alien Trespass that is as laugh-out-loud funny as just about everything in Darkplace. But it's a very enjoyable film. (P.S., I agree about the Black and White comments. The modern-day vibrant colors made it look too, um, modern.
April 3, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST
You are joking, right?
April 3, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST
is a great homage to the old sci fi movies of the 1950's and when watching it, it actually feels like you are watching one of those movies. i have had the pleasure of seeing two free showings of it and i loved it both times
April 3, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST
Retardation is also very possible.
April 3, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST
If I'm going to make a road trip; I need more incentive than the guy from Will & Grace.
April 3, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST
Vin Diesel now with straining pectoral action!
April 3, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST
In the trailer for Alien Trespass (http://tinyurl.com/crekor) - is it just me, or is that ScriptGirl blowing out the candles after we first see Eric McCormack taking off his glasses? If it's not her, who is it??
April 3, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST
Annapolis was a joke, and this was shit as well.
April 3, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST
I saw Better Luck Tommorow and I thought it was entirely predictable. The whole movie felt like a story that I had seen a thousand times before. It was like a film that, if it was made about a decade prior (like around 1993); it would have been fresh and original. Too little, too late. Alien Trespass looks cool. I love those 50's Monster B-movies and have been waiting to see someone capture that style without the lame self awareness in a bad attempt to be as funny as those movies are now. Just do it straight like those guys back then did. Like John Waters once said, "Great camp can't be made. It can only be found". It doesn't suprise me that an X-files writer is the one to finally figure this out. Those guys were always a step ahead of everyone else. Glad to see they still got it. I do however wish it wasn't shot on modern film stock. Does anyone know if it's possible to actually have a film lab re-issue an old film stock from back in the day? I've always wanted to see that done and I seem to remember there was a movie a few years back, starring Richard Gere; that actually did this but I'm not sure.
April 4, 2009, 8:23 p.m. CST
by FatalMISTER Z
I watched this movie in a theater full of the most annoying white trash red-necks I have ever seen and despite the idiot sitting next to me who read the sub titles out loud and made some stupid comment everytime a car crashed I managed to find this a very enjoyable movie. This movie took me back to the same place the first one did and that is hard to do three movies later. I don't think you get the point of this type of movie and I think you take it way to serious. I almost didn't go see this movie because of your lame ass review. That would have been a shame. Z
April 5, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST
by Media Messiah
The guy has something special about him. He makes you care about the characters in his movies...and gives you reason to cry and laugh with them...and mourn them, if they die, and cheer, when they win. He's not just a technical wiz, like most directors these days, he brings heart to the proceedings...and tells clear and concise stories amid a plethora of other Hollywood films that have no vision and who's souls seem to be lost amid dozens of rewrites and studio tested editing, somehow, however, through that sea of misfires trolled out by others, Justin Lin seems to always stay above water, steering his movies past cliched and obvious Hollywood mines...delivering films that are always a cut above the competition.
April 5, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST
Fuckin' sucks... I know you try to rebel against everything mainstream but FUCK! You suck.
April 5, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST
by The Amazing G
and Alien Trespass sounds awesome, too bad it's limited release
April 6, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST
This month's FANGORIA (the one with ChromeSkull on the cover) has a great little interview with the creators of ALIEN TRESSPASS and they say exactly what you say here - the goal is to make an honorary 50s movie, not to spoof them.
April 6, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST
I wanted to be the first to type that.
April 6, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST
by The Dreaded Rear Admiral
Followed by F6ST & FURI6ST6ST? Or will the numbers just outnumber the letters for 9A99 & FUR999ER?
April 6, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST
Blamire's follow-up, TRAIL OF THE SCREAMING FOREHEAD. AT was made by the same executive producers, who butchered FOREHEAD, then put it on ice and made their own version; it's no more than a pale shadow of Larry's original masterpiece, which hopefully will someday see the light of day.
April 6, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST
your a pretty douchey critic brother..if your trying to be the next richard roeper your on your way...