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Area 51 (2015)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reid Warner ...
Reid
Darrin Bragg ...
Darrin
Ben Rovner ...
Ben
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Jelena
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Jim Nelson
Frank Novak ...
Frank Novak
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Glenn Campbell
Conception West ...
Little A'Le'Inn Waitress
James Decker ...
Kooky Rachel Local
Patrick Sullivan ...
Lazar's Insider Security
David Thornsberry ...
Employee
Jenna Thornsberry ...
Area 51 Employee's Wife
Amelia Thornsberry ...
Employee Daughter
Wray Featherstone ...
Reid's Dad
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Reid's Mom
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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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15 May 2015 (USA)  »

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51-es körzet  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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The Las Vegas TV reporter George Knapp has an uncredited appearance in the beginning of the film. Knapp became known nationally in the late 1980s by reporting the story of Bob Lazar, who claimed to have worked on extraterrestrial UFOs at the secretive Area 51, S4 section. See more »

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Town local interviewee: Area 51, man. It's the 51st state.
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References UFOs: The Best Evidence (1994) See more »

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Reid's Rap
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Performed by Reid Warner
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Extremely Disappointing from the Start
15 May 2015 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I definitely had higher expectations for Area 51, especially given that Oren Peli had written and directed and reinvigorated the "found footage" genre with Paranormal Activity. I'm a fan of the genre, a fan of the Peli, but this was absolutely abysmal from the very start. The concept could have been extremely engaging and given a unique twist, but it performs and plays out as expected- completely typical and utterly predictable, very poorly acted and nonsensical most of the time. I would have been disappointed even if it were a Direct to DVD or On Demand release. I guess the merits of this film like wholly on "From the writer and director of Paranormal Activity!" However, don't expect the competency which the latter film was delivered. There is very little entertainment value, lines are cut off mid-sentence, and somehow, despite being allegedly filmed with one camera, it switches angles regularly without disrupting other dialog. It places it's weight on technical talk, the late night AM radio conspiracy chatter, but does nothing to actually give the viewer anything to grab on to and immerse themselves in the adventure of these three hormonal boys.

If you'd like to reduce your IQ level or waste your time while sick and just need to say you've seen it, you're better served by searching online for conspiracy videos, which provide far more interesting concepts and, despite being rather extraordinary, manage to entertain, which Area 51 fail to do.


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