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Area 51 (2015)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  15 May 2015 (USA)
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Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.

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Darrin
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Ben
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Jelena
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Jim Nelson
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Glenn Campbell
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Kooky Rachel Local
Patrick Sullivan ...
Lazar's Insider Security
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Jenna Thornsberry ...
Area 51 Employee's Wife
Amelia Thornsberry ...
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Wray Featherstone ...
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Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.

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Rated R for language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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The film will finally see the light-of day, on April 23, 2015 it was announced the film would be released on May 15, 2015 in theaters and through demand platforms. See more »

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Town local interviewee: Area 51, man. It's the 51st state.
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Nightmarea - not really
6 June 2015 | by (the Undertow) – See all my reviews

A young guy obsessed with government secrets rounds up a gang to infiltrate a remote facility and uncover the dreadful truth.

Literal found footage - wait for the post-credits clip - and a voyage through the varying degrees of hand-held shakiness. I think it's well shot up to the 2/3 stage, then the jitters break loose and it gets a bit annoying.

The set-up is pretty much the tale of a depressed obsessive, and I enjoyed the characterisation. But they leave the impression he's a chosen one, which doesn't play out in the end. Also there's drama about bringing the girl on the mission, but she doesn't add to the climax.

Few sound effects - the editors very selective - and I don't think there was any music (apart from the party stuff).

Overall, it sets up well but falls short on spooks in its descent into Hardy Boys yarniness.


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