My Uncle: The Alien. That title. Oh boy. I have been dreading the day that I had to watch this film and well, that day has come. Sometimes before I watch a film, I tend to look at the ratings for the film I am about to watch (though that might not be a good idea). Seeing how low of a score this film got just made me not want to watch this film. But, I did and I was surprised. I cannot pull out a whole lot of information about this film. All that I can find out is that this film was directed by Henri Charr who has not directed anything that I know (mostly mediocre low budget films by my guess) but has remained fairly active throughout the years. Nothing else is really notable about this film (other than I watched this film as part of the Echo Bridge 8 Family Movie Collection).
Kelly is the President's daughter. On Christmas, she goes from Washington DC to Los Angles to a home for homeless children where she has some friends. Everyone learns that a vote to keep these type of homes open did not go in their favor. Kelly has a plan to help everyone but when she escapes, she then is kidnapped by some goons along with this other homeless kid. Oh and their is this alien who is Kelly's "Uncle".
Notice how the plot of this film lacks the titular character. This film is called "My Uncle: The Alien". I expect there to be an alien. Trust me, there is an alien. But, he only appears in the very beginning (even then he is not really seen), the very end where he gives a dumb speech, and thorughout the middle of the film his appearances are scattered. Thankfully, someone did my job for me and I was able to find out that Uncle does not make an appearance in the film until 39 minutes into this film. With all of that being said, Uncle does look good. I am pretty sure he is done with animatronic work and it looks pretty good for a film like this. Sure, there are certain features that I do not like. For example, the eyes. Also, his voice sounds really really weird but thankfully he only talks in the very beginning and very end. Also, does Uncle even need to be in this film? He does not do anything in this film at all and his scenes really do suck. Also, what type of relationship do Uncle and Kelly have? I feel as if I missed out on a film and this is the sequel. But no, this is the only My Uncle: The Alien movie. So, Uncle sucks, surely the rest of the film sucks just as bad as Uncle does. Right? Actually no. If you honestly take out the alien part of this film, this could be a 90s film that would be bad, but have a following of sorts. Much like alot of the comedies of the 90s. The acting is not great but not bad. I know, there is no character development. But that is all what is usually present in a crappy cult 90s comedy. So, there are a lot of those tropes. Sure, the politics are boring but I suppose the two goons make up for that boring political crap. These two guys are actually fun to watch. There is one particular scene where they are trying to get ahold of the President to demand a ransom but they keep getting redirected and at one point get redirected to the White House kitchen. That is quite funny actually. There are not too many other scenes like that but when there are, they are quite fun to watch. An annoyance that occurs in this film is the constant references to other films which are all better than this film. I do not know why, but it makes me want to watch those referenced films. There is a lot to nitpick about this film. For example, there is a scene where the police are chasing after a van and all of a sudden it disappears. No problem. But the police and FBI are like "It must have been the shadows". Clearly there are no shadows. It is kind of laughable. A lot of this film is basically amauter cinematography with plenty of goofs to keep me entertained.
My Uncle: The Alien is not as bad as I would have hoped. Honestly, if you took out the alien aspect, this film might have a following. The acting is not that bad, the story is not really strong. Yes, I am disappointed that I did not get the out of this world adventure that was promised. But, it is what it is.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this