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Alien Apocalypse (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  26 March 2005 (USA)
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An astronaut doctor Ivan Hood and his fellow astronaut Kelly return from their mission in space to find the world has been taken over by aliens. Now Dr. Ivan Hood and Kelly must lead a ... See full summary »

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Alex
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Chuck
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President Demsky
Neda Sokolovska ...
Aida
Vladimir Kolev ...
Valentin Giasbeily ...
Tyler (as Valentine Giasbeily)
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Dimiter Kuzov ...
Bounty Hunter 1 (as Dimitar Kuzev)
Krum Iapulov ...
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Jonas Talkington ...
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Zlatko Zlatkov ...
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Danail Obretenov ...
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Chavdar Simeonov ...
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An astronaut doctor Ivan Hood and his fellow astronaut Kelly return from their mission in space to find the world has been taken over by aliens. Now Dr. Ivan Hood and Kelly must lead a revolution to free the human slaves from their alien masters. Written by Anonymous

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Yesterday, they were only astronauts. Today, they're humanity's only hope.

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Lucy Lawless was originally offered Renée O'Connor's role but turned it down. See more »

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When the escape hole is begun, it's dug into the wall so that one would have to step up into it, and put one's legs down coming out of it. Later on, the bottom of the hole is at floor level, requiring one only to straighten up when coming out of it. See more »

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Narrator: In the beginning, there was the heavens and the earth, and it was green.
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Painful to Watch - Call It - "The Evil Alien Dead."
28 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a Bruce Campbell fan from way back. While I'm not what some would consider a Deadite (rabid fans of Campbell's 'Evil Dead' films by the great Sam Raimi), I am an admirer of those flicks. Bruce Campbell is the best thing to happen to horror-comedy ever. Period.

He must have owed somebody a lot of money to be coerced into putting his name on this.

'Alien Apocalypse,' another in a long string of horrible made-for-cable movies for the US Sci-Fi Channel, is second only to 'Space Mutiny' as the worst science fiction movie ever made. The sets, costumes, makeup, dialogue, acting (God, the acting), and the production values (or lack thereof) all combine to make this so-bad-it's-hilarious. Made for a lunch-money budget, it smacks of public-access cable production values, and acting quality that would embarrass Ed Wood. Bruce Campbell in this movie is like having Marlon Brando in a "Porky's" sequel.

Looking at this film on the surface, it's a mish-mash of 'Independence Day' and 'Planet of the Apes.' Call it, "The Evil Alien Dead," if it helps you. The problem is, not even Campbell is all that good in this movie. A faint echo of Ash (Campbell's hero character from the Evil Dead films), Dr. Ivan Hood is a character best left in the bottom of the trash barrel. Campbell in this role is like a Renaissance painter being asked to create a portrait of dogs playing poker, while sitting naked on toilets. Okay, dogs don't generally wear clothes, but you see where I'm coming from. It's just bad.

Don't watch it on cable, don't record it, don't wait for it to be released on DVD. Believe the hype. It's bad. It's real bad.

Be afraid, be very afraid.

You can thank me later.

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