A father has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction. Fighting for their lives, he comes to realize an unknown strength to keep them safe from harm.
A family man is plagued by dreams of loss, but his dreams turn out to be more prophetic than paranoid when the planet is attacked by an offworld invasion. As he fights to protect the people he loves, he discovers a hidden strength that can keep them safe from harm.
The film was originally produced by Universal for a nationwide theatrical release, but was instead offloaded to Netflix for an undisclosed amount. See more »
Why weren't the supposedly intelligent leaders who remained aware that the enemy would return not better prepared? They had decades to get ready and the best they could come up with was automatic rifles and hiding to fight another day (while the enemy entrenched)? It's not science fiction when characters are that stupid. It's a tricked-out horror film. See more »
Our world never stops moving. Changing. Evolving. Every day we go about our routines - work, home, family - but who are we? Who am I? You think you know your beautiful wife, your adorable kids, and who you work for. But what if you don't? And the truth, once you knew it, would change everything.
[the attack begins, then he awakes]
You have a nightmare?
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What is it with Netflix lately? They're taking over, everything I watch seems to be a Netflix original movie. And in some cases such as this one that's not entirely a bad thing.
Extinction is an oddly enjoyable little scifi tale starring Michael Pena, Lizzy Caplan and Mike "Luke Cage" Colter. I went in knowing nothing and expecting very little and walked away pleasantly surprised.
I'm not a big sci-fi guy and the cover certainly makes this look like a generic alien invasion film. I can assure you that it isn't, in fact it's a well constructed highly original clever little movie.
Arguably it's a big "Twist" style movie so I can say very little. What I will say however is that it's well worth a watch regardless of your stance with the sci-fi genre. I found myself genuinely shocked by what I was watching and that doesn't happen very often.
Netflix gets another thumbs up for one of their originals, good going.
Some excellent ideas
Mike Colter is underused
I still struggle to like Michael Pena
Yet another Netflix movie that feels like it should be a tv show
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
Lizzy Caplan is immortal and refuses to age
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