I had no idea on what to expect when I watched this movie, but my overall experience was not a good one. I actually didn't know whether I wanted to finish it, or just find something actually worth watching.
I ended up watching the whole thing though, as I thought "what the hell, I'm hangover and don't want to look for another movie, and might as well see the conclusion to this story", even though I really got no emotional connection what-so-ever with the main characters, due to below average acting (especially from the male lead), and weak-to-no backstories.
Well, lucky me (sarcasm) because this movie really doesn't have a conclusion to the story - not a satisfying one at least. There's no trying to explain why any of it happened, why they needed to abduct people, what their possible motivation was, and so on.
Also this movie is riddled with small, but surely annoying mistakes, that makes the overall impression suffer. Let me list a few that got on my nerves:
When our main leads end up in a situation with the Kenyan military, our male hero ends up shooting some of them. First of all this takes almost 10 seconds. That's 10 seconds where armed military personnel doesn't shoot him, even though he stands about 5 meters from them, and they already got their weapons ready. Instead they run towards him, and gets shot.
There's even a woman who runs almost all the way up to him with her gun (that's really not how guns are supposed to be used - especially not by trained military), and then when he points his weapon at her, she surrenders it. Which could be explained by her maybe not really wanting to kill anybody. Well, think again, because moments later, with no gun, she for some reason tries to overpower our male hero in an of course futile attempt.
A returning mistake is people running out in the open to get shot, again and again, using no cover what-so-ever, even though these machines are slaugthering their fellow bad guys in front of them. There just seems to be a basic lack of common sense in this whole movie.
These machines aims like clone troopers. Can't we agree that if aliens have the technology to travel many, many light years to Earth. they would first of all have much more capable weapons technology!? Also one of these machines literally shoots a guy on a motorbike out of the air, but can't hit the different moving cars our heroes travels in, at way slower speeds.
At one point our heroes are driving away from hundreds of these alien tripods, and when they finally gain speed enough to outrun them, they choose to seek cover in an abandoned house out in the open for all the robots to see. What!? WHY would you ever do that!?
The last thing I'll mention might really also be the dumbest of them all. At the very end, to get power to the EMP which of course has battery issues. He grabs an wire from a downed alien robot, and proceeds (with apparently a lot of electricity running through his body) to grab the EMP and power it up, so they can save the day.
What really bothers me is, that there is NO GOD DAMN REASON for him to run the electricity through his body. Like, NO REASON AT ALL.
What he COULD do, and what any normal person would do, is to push the EMP the last 2 meters (6 feet) over to the wire, and instead power it directly through that.
I could mention more things, but I really don't want to devote any more time to this movie. I just want to end this by saying, this isn't the worst movie I've seen. But it definitely is a B-movie, and not one of the better ones I've seen. There's just too big a lack of common sense in this, and too many loose ends.
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