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Director:
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James Krieg (written by)
Duncan Rouleau (co-creator)
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Release Date:
25 November 2009 (USA) See more »
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When evil threatens, it's hero time.
Plot:
Against his grandfather's orders, Ben Tennyson teams up with the daughter of an old enemy in order to prevent an alien infestation of earth. | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Ryan Kelley ... Ben Tennyson

Alyssa Diaz ... Elena Validus

Nathan Keyes ... Kevin E. Levin

Galadriel Stineman ... Gwen Tennyson
Herbert Siguenza ... Victor Validus

Barry Corbin ... Grandpa Max Tennyson

Dee Bradley Baker ... Big Chill / Humongousaur (voice) (as Dee Baker)

Alex Winter ... Nanomech (voice)
Wendy Cutler ... Alien Chip Queen (voice)
Joyce Kurtz ... Computer (voice)
Patrick Cox ... Big Ed

Jeremy DeCarlos ... Helio

Eric Mendenhall ... Fitz
Tony Larkin ... Ship-It Clerk

Aaron Munoz ... Psycho 1

Justin Welborn ... Psycho 2
Michelle Wang ... Molly

Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Financial Guy in Suit
Deborah Duke ... Nurse (as Deborah Calloway Duke)
Nicole Krausen ... International Plumber 1 (as Nicole 'Park' Krausen)

Shankar N. Mahadevan ... International Plumber 2

Brian Beegle ... Genaro
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cesar Aguirre ... Mechanic Zombie (uncredited)

Grace Baine ... Alien (uncredited)
Stephen Bise ... Robe-Wearing Zombie / Factory Worker (uncredited)
Erin Leigh Bushko ... Factory Worker Zombie (uncredited)
Jon Gould ... Stand-In / Factory Worker / Mechanic (uncredited)

Travis Grant ... Zombie College Student (uncredited)
Jevocas Green ... Assembly Line Zombie (uncredited)
Ashley Harvin ... Factory Worker Zombie (uncredited)
Roger Herrera ... Forklift Driver (uncredited)
Barry Hopkins ... Factory Worker Zombie (uncredited)
Shawn Knowles ... Zombie Street Hoodlum (uncredited)
Micheal Leath ... Zombie College Student (uncredited)

Candace Mabry ... Factory Worker Zombie (uncredited)

Lynn McArthur ... Waitress Zombie (uncredited)
Katherine Neslund ... Zombie Assembly Line Worker (uncredited)

Bill Pacer ... Factory Worker Zombie (uncredited)

Timothy Douglas Perez ... Forklift Operator (uncredited)

Tammy Luthi Retzlaff ... Zombie Mom (uncredited)
Lauren Rothermel ... Business Woman (uncredited)

Sean M. Sellers ... Factory Worker Zombie (uncredited)
Jimmy Shaw ... Zombie worker (uncredited)

Sonya Thompson ... Factory Worker Zombie (uncredited)
Joe Walsh ... Mind controlled Zombie (uncredited)

Steve Warren ... Factory Worker Zombie (uncredited)

Ken R. Wheeler ... Forklift Operator (uncredited)
Erika J. Wood ... Factory Working Zombie / Factory Chasing Zombie (uncredited)

Directed by
Alex Winter 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe Casey  co-creator (as Man of Action)
Joe Kelly  co-creator (as Man of Action)
James Krieg  written by (as Jim Krieg)
Duncan Rouleau  co-creator (as Man of Action)
Steven T. Seagle  co-creator (as Man of Action)
John Turman 

Produced by
Gideon Amir .... producer
Ramsey Ann Naito .... executive producer
Alex Winter .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Wandmacher 
 
Cinematography by
Anghel Decca 
 
Film Editing by
Scott Richter 
 
Casting by
Ruth Lambert 
Robert McGee 
 
Production Design by
Yuda Acco 
 
Set Decoration by
Dan Post 
 
Costume Design by
Peggy Stamper 
 
Makeup Department
T.A. Henderson .... hair stylist
Bill Johnson .... special makeup effects artist
Judy Ponder-Patton .... makeup department head
Donna M. Premick .... key makeup artist
Matthew Silva .... makeup effects assistant
Victoria Wood .... wig maker
 
Production Management
Mark Costa .... executive in charge of production
Rankin Hickman .... production supervisor
Gary Huckabay .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Giovannetti Jr. .... first assistant director
Rhonda Guthrie .... second second assistant director
Chad Wheeler .... additional second assistant director
 
Art Department
Aaron Barnes .... carpenter
Joseph F. Beeco .... construction coordinator
Damian Dunn .... props
Semret Fesseha .... art department coordinator
John S. Fore .... general foreman
Nelson Hagood .... set dresser
Lawrence Heap .... set dresser
Johnny Land .... scenic artist
Konrad Lewis .... on-set dresser
Hugh D.G. Moody .... assistant art director
Hugh D.G. Moody .... set designer
Kenneth Nelson .... leadman
Nick Nelson .... painter
Glenn Ortman .... set dresser
Ann Stacy .... lead scenic
 
Sound Department
Curtis Bonds Baker .... video assist
Stephen Hunter Flick .... supervising sound editor
Avram D. Gold .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Damian Irving .... utility
Dan Izen .... sound mixer
Eric Justen .... sound re-recording mixer
Patricio A. Libenson .... foley artist
Patricio A. Libenson .... sound designer
Betsy Lindell .... boom operator
Rafael Maryska .... foley mixer
Mark Messick .... sound editor
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Matt Mehring .... special effects technician
Patrick Tantalo .... special effects foreman
Kathleen Tonkin .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Levi Ahmu .... visual effects artist
Johnathan R. Banta .... lead compositor
Laura Barbera .... senior character animator
Steve Barnes .... visual effects artist
Zach Bell .... visual effects: Turner Studios
Mary Jane Bolton .... visual effects
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios
Sidney Brinson .... visual effects: Turner Studios
Jeff Brody .... compositor: Turner Studios
Glenn Bundesmann .... visual effects artist
Rommel S. Calderon .... visual effects artist
Harriss Callahan .... compositor
Stephen Chiu .... visual effects producer
Jeppe N. Christensen .... visual effects supervisor
Kendra Connell .... cgi production manager
Natalie Coon .... digital artist
Karen Czukerberg .... visual effects producer
Lance Darden .... visual effects: Turner Studios
Amy G. Davis .... compositor
Karla Jean Davis .... visual effects coordinator
Brian de Tagyos .... pre-vis animation director: Turner Studios
Kevin Desmarais .... CG production manager: Turner Studios
Rodrigo Dorsch .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios
Carol Dorsey .... cgi production manager
Arlend Engar .... visual effects
Ilan Gabai .... effects technical director: Zoic Studios
Mark Garcia .... compositor: Turner Studios
Derald Hunt .... visual effects: Turner Studios
Maury Ingram .... graphic designer: Turner Studios
Chris Irving .... digital compositor
Evan Jacobs .... visual effects supervisor
Ivan Kondrup Jensen .... digital compositor
Bruce Jurgens .... CG supervisor: Legion LLC
Rikke Hovgaard Jørgensen .... visual effects coordinator
Brian Kirchdoerfer .... visual effects: Turner Studios
Claus Kogsbøll .... character animator
Michael Leitmann .... CG artist
Jennifer Little .... cg producer
Debra Lowman .... visual effects: Turner Studios
Jerry Ma .... digital artist
Sean McPherson .... VFX Supervisor: Turner Studios
Christina M. Murguia .... integration (as Christina Boice)
Thijs Noij .... digital effects artist
Brooks O'Kelley .... compositor: Turner Studios
Mario Orlando .... visual effects: Turner Studios
Andrew Orloff .... visual effects supervisor
Wes Parham .... visual effects
Erik Paynter .... animation lead: Turner Studios
Sean Pollack .... visual effects: Turner Studios
Mike Rhone .... visual effects
John Robinson .... CG production coordinator: Turner Studios
Randall J. Rosa .... lead animator
Butch Seibert .... compositor: Turner Studios
Jesse Siglow .... compositor
Diane Simone .... VFX executive producer: Turner Studios
Na Song .... digital artist
Daniel Thuresson .... digital compositor
Vella Torres .... cgi production manager
Bill Ullo .... graphic designer
Les Umberger .... compositor
Andrew Weiler .... visual effects: Turner Studios
Tom Westermann .... digital artist
Lee Wiggins .... compositor: Turner Studios
John Wissler .... cg artist
Brent Young .... character supervisor
Thomas Øhlenschlæger .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Davis Bates .... stunt performer
Brent Bernhard .... stunt performer
Brent Bernhard .... stunts
Bob Fisher .... stunt performer
Cal Johnson .... stunt double
Haley Nott .... stunt double: Galadriel Stineman
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Lonnie Smith)
Durk Tyndall .... stunts
John Zimmerman .... stunt performer
John Zimmerman .... stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Bolton .... grip
Nathan Borck .... digital imaging technician
Pete Bowman .... best boy grip
Jeff Funderburk .... rigging best boy electrician
Thirl Haston .... camera car
Eric Henson .... camera utility
Carl Johnson .... rigging electrician
Carl M. Johnson .... lighting technician
Jerry Lane .... camera operator
Erik Loveland .... rigging electrician
Tully McCulloch .... b-camera operator
Keith Moore .... grip
Ray Myers .... electrician
Pierre O'Halloran .... company grip
Craig R. Owens .... grip
Mike Pilcher .... rigging key grip
Patrick Redmond .... super technocrane operator
Kenny Rivenbark .... super technocrane operator
Mackie Roberts .... rigging best boy grip
Robert Robinson .... first assistant camera
Chad Schroeder .... gaffer
Robert Shuford .... rigging gaffer
Jeff C. Sutton .... electrician
Fred Thomas .... second assistant camera
Joseph Thomas .... first assistant camera
Cris Toebben .... company electrician
Cris Toebben .... electrician
Troy Toebben .... electrician
Trey Twitty .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Dryden .... set costumer
Fred Lloyd .... assistant costume designer
Joyce Marling .... key costumer
Nan McCulloch .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Joshua Borger .... assistant editor (as Josh Borger)
Corey Crocker .... assistant editor
Jaclyn Lelea .... post production supervisor
Geoffrey O'Brien .... additional editor
 
Transportation Department
Danielle Fischer .... transportation dispatcher (as Danielle Trejo)
Cindi Randall .... driver: honeywagon
Pamela C. Ray .... driver
John H. Stephens .... transportation captain
Vanschaick Thomas .... driver
Thomas Van Schaick .... driver
 
Other crew
Alex C. Askew .... production assistant
Kristina Bjoran .... production intern
Kalena Boller .... key assistant location manager
Justin Bones .... additional set production assistant
Harold Caldwell .... payroll accountant
Crystal Dallas .... key craft service
Andy Gaines .... production assistant
Nicholas Giancola .... additional production assistant
Hsanni Henry .... production assistant
Kyle Hinshaw .... production assistant
Micheal Leath .... stand-in: Ben 10
Ryan Lipscomb .... production assistant
Kamisha McCullough .... accounting assistant
Ashley Patterson .... script supervisor
Jason Payne .... assistant craft service
Brandon Stewart .... intern: production
Rebecca Napier White .... assistant production coordinator
Charles Williams .... production secretary
Teresa M. Yarbrough .... production coordinator
David Peirce .... stand-in (uncredited)
Robert Severance .... police security (uncredited)
 

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the scene where Kevin presents Ben with the car, Kevin can be seen wearing his mechanic's smock with the name patch "Kev" on the front; which he occasionally wears in season 3 of the animated series.See more »
Quotes:
Grandpa Max:I order you stay away from her!
Ben Tennyson:Sorry Max. I'm not following that order.
Gwen Tennyson:Ben! You can't break plumber ranks! Max, don't let him do this.
Grandpa Max:It's not up to me. He's made his choice.
Ben Tennyson:Kev?
Kevin E. Levin:Somebody's gotta stay here and look after the old man.
Gwen Tennyson:Kevin! Stop him!
Ben Tennyson:Don't worry. I can take care of myself.
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Ben 10 vs Killer Mind-Controlling BioMechanical Bees from another galaxy, 26 December 2009
Author: xamtaro from http://thexamtaroshowvault.blogspot.sg

After the entertaining but horrendously executed "Ben 10: Race Against Time", Ben 10: Alien Swarm is a huge improvement. Not only does it boast higher production values and better directing, but it effectively captures both the look and the spirit of the original animated series in live action form. The movie also manages to up the ante on the action, making for a truly epic story but with a couple of flaws.

Set after the events of the "Ben 10: Alien Force" animated series, the movie starts with the main characters Ben, Gwen and Kevin about to bust some illegal dealers who are trying to sell alien nanotechnology. One of those dealers is revealed to be Elena Validus, a childhood friend of Ben and daughter of a disgraced ex-"PLUMBER" Victor Validus. (For those who have not watched the animated series, "PLUMBERS" are an anti-alien defense agency). Now her father has mysteriously gone missing and Elena needs Ben's help. Suddenly the alien technology springs to life and takes the form of a vast mechanical swarm. Following a brief scuffle with the swarm and a short malfunction of Ben's omnitrix, our heroes must uncover a secret alien plot to turn human beings into mindless drones. One lead lies in an old secret involving Victor Validus and Ben's own Grandpa Max.

The underlying mystery subplot blends nicely into the ongoing narrative as Ben, Gwen and Kevin race to stop this evil biomechanical swarm from turning the entire human population into mindless zombies. No doubt a little on the cheesy side, the story fits in well with the feel of the animated TV series while giving the illusion of a Hollywood summer blockbuster.

Although the film sacrifices emotional depth in favor of explosive action, Director Alex Winters spares no expense in those action scenes. The car and motorcycle chase scenes deserve special mention as they look really good, even better than some big budget popcorn flicks. Ben's trademark alien transformations are kept to only 3 scenes thanks to a malfunctioning omnitrix but the fact that those scenes take place at night or under low lighting make the otherwise cheap looking CGI seem a lot better than it actually is.

The character of Ben does undergo a good deal of development throughout the course of the movie while keeping the themes of responsibility and growing up established in the animated series. The cast play their parts very well with only the actress for Gwen looking a little uncomfortable with her role at times.

"Ben 10 Alien Swarm" is not free of a few nitpicks however. The entire first half of the film plays out like a "Goosebumps" movie. Essentially it is "Ben 10 and gang VS mindless mind-controlled zombies". Thankfully the second half picks up the pace. Also, new viewers looking to jump into the Ben 10 storyline and fandom would be left confused by the lack of character introductions and explanation of technical terms as the film zooms from one setting to the next that only a keen follower of the animated series canon would be able to recognize and appreciate fully. An inclusion of a booklet or featurette that introduces the characters and explains "the story so far" would have been a much appreciated addition to this DVD release.

Though a little inaccessible to newcomers, Ben 10 Alien Swarm is an enjoyable action adventure and a faithful adaptation that is sure to satisfy existing fans who were disappointed by the previous live action movie. It is not the best among live action adaptations of animated series, but definitely far from being among the worst.

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