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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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Dr. Susan Neiman (uncredited)
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Rupert Tablada ...
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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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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 worst Asylum Movie, and the worst Found Footage movie ever made
21 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't like the Asylum, I haven't seen a lot of their movies, but most of the movies I have seen I have absolutely hated. Transmorphers, the Day the Earth Stopped, Titanic 2, Monster, all bad. They made two movies, that weren't horrendous. One was Paranormal Entity which was actually not a bad movie, it was flawed, but descent. Gacy House wasn't really good, but at least it was watchable. So their only two somewhat descent movies were found footage movies, so maybe Alien: Orgin, which is also a found footage movie would be OK.

It isn't, this is not only the worst Aylum movie ever made, but it's the worst Found Footage movie ever made. It's a rip off of Prometheous, and it has one scary part. One scary part, and the scene underwater wasn't too bad. That's it.

Most of this movie is just walking, which wouldn't be too bad, except that while walking, there is also no talking. Nothing happens in this movie, for like 50 minutes it's just walking with no diolougue. And then the rest of the time is just repetitive. I mean it, the last half hour of this movie follows the same pattern. Shoot, run, shoot, run, shoot, run. It get's very repetitive and very boring.

Alien Orgin is the Asylum's worst movie, the worst found footage movie ever made, and one of the worst movie's I've ever seen.


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