I saw this at the Ohio State Fair in 2002; I wasn't sure what to expect, but being a fan of both SF and B-movies, I figured it should be interesting at least.
Sadly, I was wrong. 'New World' limped and staggered from incomprehensible scene to incomprehensible scene, plodding slowly without doing much in the way of exposition.
The alien ship designs were interesting, but poorly integrated: they looked like special effects, not alien ships. The acting was uninspired, but no worse than I've seen in a host of other B-movies.
The real problems with 'New World' are pacing--somewhere between glacial and geologic--and attitude about itself. 'New World' takes itself *far* too seriously, becoming pompous in very short order. This was what made sitting through it difficult. With a lighter touch--or at least without the self-importance--this could have been a very fun movie. I went into it because I'm a genre fan. I came out of it wishing MST3K were still on the air, because it was right up their alley. 2/10
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