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High Plains Invaders (2009)

A wild west town hosts the strangest showdown of all: against an invading army of extraterrestrials. Outlaws and townspeople must join forces to survive.


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A wild west town hosts the strangest showdown of all: against an invading army of extraterrestrials. Outlaws and townspeople must join forces to survive.

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No One Invited Them. Nothing Can Stop Them.


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Release Date:

30 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alien Attack  »


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CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Uranium isn't explosive and can't be ignited by dynamite. Uranium-233 will "go supercritical" and result in a nuclear explosion if more than about 33 pounds are formed into a perfect sphere (more is needed if it is shaped differently. Other isotopes of Uranium have even larger critical masses. Since the Uranium in the boxes hadn't already exploded, they must not have contained the critical mass of uranium and blowing the boxes up with dynamite would only have scattered the uranium making it less likely to explode. See more »


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Gus McGreevey: Ask for a cigar.
Sam Danville: Hmm, why's that?
Gus McGreevey: The sheriff brings them in special and hates having to share, even with a dying man.
Sam Danville: Never did kind to smoking. Nearly choked me to death the first time I tried.
Gus McGreevey: Death by cigar. Sure beats a noose.
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Unexpectedly Good
30 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

Considering the utter garbage which has come from the SyFi Channel in the last few years, this movie was quite pleasantly surprising.

The plot was reasonably fresh and mostly logical. The actors delivered acceptable performances. The outfits were good. The setting was quite acceptable and looked like the northwestern U.S. CGI, if not great, was at least better than typical SyFi fair. The ending was, of course, predictable, and left unanswered questions.

A nice point was that the mandatory scientist (Jules) was not the typical all-knowledgeable font of information. Although he did make a few statements which included knowledge which did not yet exist in 1890, along with some that were just plain wrong; this role actually made fairly good sense within the situation.

There were a number of questionable items. The female bounty hunter is not something which would be likely in 1890. Many, but not all, of the firearms where very clearly modern. (Does anyone who produces movies ever listen to someone with knowledge in this field?) Finally, the repartee between characters who are opposed to each other before the arrival of the "invaders" begins to strain credulity.

Altogether and unexpectedly, this was a movie worth the watching.

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