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Heatstroke (2008)

Gradually people notice the heat index is rising, and that all life on Earth is at risk, for a hoard of alien dinosaurs want to take over; until a soldier and a ex-model step in to take back planet Earth.

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Andrew Prowse

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Richard Manning (screenplay), David Kemper (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
D.B. Sweeney ... Captain Steve O'Bannon
Danica McKellar ... Caroline
Chris Cleveland ... Waters
Kelly Rice ... Jillian Grange
Zac Heileson Zac Heileson ... Romeo Romero
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Parker Benton Parker Benton ... Young Captain Steve O'Bannon
Francesca Buller ... Dr. Taggert
Charlotte Dias Charlotte Dias ... Rahela
Kimberly Nault Kimberly Nault ... Brooke
Wayne Pygram ... Mental Blanakoff
Jessica Warfield Jessica Warfield ... Jasmine
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Gradually people notice the heat index is rising, and that all life on Earth is at risk, for a hoard of alien dinosaurs want to take over; until a soldier and a ex-model step in to take back planet Earth.

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She's an ex-model. He's an elite commando. They're going to solve global warming - by stopping the aliens who are causing it! See more »

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gyilkos hőség See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA See more »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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At the end during the final countdown in the fight scene between O'Bannon and the possessed guy, the same filmed sequence is used three times, while the timer is between 3:30 and 3:00 remaining. First, opponent leads with a right that misses, then a left, then knocks down O'Bannon with elbow to jaw. They then fall down, wrestle a bit, and O'Bannon gets on top. This is re-used ten seconds later. Then again a third time, only shot from a different camera. See more »

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References Clutch Cargo (1959) See more »

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Good for a laugh or two
1 June 2008 | by MartianOctocretr5See all my reviews

This one pulls out several stock monster movie plot devices, but yet manages to entertain if you take it at face value. You want vicious, blood thirsty aliens sneaking around on a remote island? You got it, along with some pretty-girl potential victims, trigger-happy marines who feed the critters with dozens of rounds of ammunition, people who whine about monster legends, the usual dumb skeptics, plus some beautiful south Pacific island shots.

Oh, and the creatures themselves. They're designed creepy enough (as usual, a hybrid of insect and human characteristics), but the director falls into the temptation of showing them way too early. Having them lurking in shadows, brushing plants, their brutal bloody attacks with unexpected deadly powers would have made them menacing; using some of their unusual powers in a mysterious way rather than showing these skills would have made them menacing enough. The unseen terror is usually scarier and more intimidating than seeing a fake looking CGI monster.

Danika McKellar is wasted on a shallow stereotyped character that you learn little about. She makes the most of what little the script offers, but I wish somebody would offer her some better roles.

The story is really just a series of encounters with the aliens, sometimes they croak an Earthling, sometimes the Earthling gets them first. Very little of the plot the creatures are hatching is developed. Some scenes are flat out stupid, such as the naive-scientist-trying-to-communicate-with-the-alien-race cliché scene. The approach of the dummy is so childlike, I thought she was going to say, "Polly want a cracker? Dat's a good alien!" any second. And the outcome is so obvious as to be comical.

Still, with all these shortcomings, the film never tries to be more than the fast food sci-fi/horror that it is, and just has a good time with its action. Good enough for a laugh on a rainy afternoon when you have nothing else to do.


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