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Alien Origin (2012)

Not Rated | | Biography, Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 12 June 2012
A movie created from "found footage" of a lost military expedition that exposes the origins of life on earth.


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Daniela Flynn ...
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Dr. Timothy Holden (uncredited)
Dennis Johnson ...
Dennis Freisen (uncredited)
Lt. Chris Thompson (uncredited)
Kent Noralez ...
Kent Clarkson (uncredited)
Saul Pech ...
Saul Vega (uncredited)
Peter Santos (uncredited)
Andres Rash ...
Andres Revell (uncredited)
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Top Dog (uncredited)
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Major Alan Menton (uncredited)
Julia Evans (uncredited)


A movie created from "found footage" of a lost military expedition that exposes the origins of life on earth.

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The footage is real. The proof is irrefutable.


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12 June 2012 (USA)  »

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Was The Asylum's attempt to rip off Ridley Scott's quasi-Alien prequel Prometheus (2012), which also told the story of humanities origins on Earth and how humans were biologically 'engineered' by aliens. See more »


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The Lunatics Are Taking Over the Asylum
12 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Or, to be perfectly honest, they are running the film industry.

Actually, that's a typo - it's not running, it's ruining.

Another Asylum lunatic fringe production that adds nothing to any genre

  • it tries to be found footage, but misses the point, it tries to be

horror, but misses the point, it tries to be scifi, but misses the point..indeed the only point it manages to successfully achieve and surpass, is the point when you realise that that's another 90minutes of your life that the Asylum have stolen from you.

And that's depressing.

I'm curious as to what future blockbuster they were trying to mimic - I sincerely hope it wasn't Prometheus, because if it was, the fail factor is off the chart - it's like they read a précis of the prequel to Alien, and tried to pre-empt what Ridley Scott was going to make. And failed with such catastrophic ease, that it's actually criminal to try and market this movie to the general public.

If it wasn't Prometheus, then I'm left with the only other option, and that being that it was an Asylum original movie. And that's wrong on so many levels.

The story itself was all over the place, I can't even begin to try and explain the mess the writer came up with. First they were doing an exercise in the jungle, then they were chasing "unknowns", then they were rescuing archaeologists (which, when you see the cut away scenes, will make you cringe), then were finding alien spacecraft in the middle of the said jungle whilst expressing not one bit of amazement at the discovery...

Casting selections looks to have been made with blindfold at the end of a drunken night out with the boys, whilst they were decent enough actors, the mish mash ethnicity just didn't work coupled to the abysmal script and director-less production - all added together to leave us with a dogs dinner of a movie.

Still, the fireworks throughout the tail end of the film were pretty.

Oh wait a minute....I just realised....it's a true story, and really happened...and they're all still missing...

Ah well - that's okay then.

In short - watch this movie at your own risk - a little piece of you may wither up and float away if you do.....


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