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Canaries (2017)

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The first wave of an alien invasion coincides with a New Years Eve party in a Welsh valley.

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Peter Stray

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Peter Stray
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Credited cast:
Robert Pugh ... Jenkins
Hannah Daniel ... Agnes D
Sheena Bhattessa ... Sunita
Kai Owen ... McDonald
Robert Boulter ... Randall
Richard Mylan Richard Mylan ... Nav
Sophie Melville ... Sian
Steve Meo Steve Meo ... Huw
Craig Russell ... Steve Dennis
Aled Pugh ... Ryan
Richard Corgan ... Wilson
Dominique Dauwe ... Kurt Nesbo
Marc Rhys Marc Rhys ... Tommy
Kevin McCurdy Kevin McCurdy ... Fisherman
Tsilala Brock ... Marcie Gilman
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The first wave of an alien invasion coincides with a New Years Eve party in a Welsh valley.

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In Wales no one can hear you scream

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Also known as: Alien Party Crashers (Netflix title) See more »

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Canaries: I expected more
10 March 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

So this was advertised to be a Welsh Shaun of the Dead-like sci-fi comedy, sadly it fails hard on most fronts.

It tells the story of a group of friends celebrating new years just as an alien force makes their move against mankind.

The characters are pretty plain and lack gimmicks and the aliens are, well they're basically pale dudes with Lady Deathstrike fingers and they wear..........raincoats. So, yeah.

Comparing it to Shaun of the Dead is optimistic, this just isn't funny. There are a couple of laughs to be had but not enough for a feature movie, in fact in places it gets very serious for extended periods and you forget its a comedy at all.

From a sci-fi perspective it really hammers home the X-Files conspiracy nonsense that is going on in the background away from our heroes, and that's about as interesting and engaging as a 60 minute special on shoes.

Not funny, not interesting and the aliens quite frankly look ridiculous. But wait, the worst part is yet to come! The movies ending, is well............it doesn't have one. Things happen, then you're hit with a to be continued and the credits roll. So this is an incomplete film and chances are it won't get a sequel so it'll never be continued anyway.

Should have been better but they just didn't have much to work with.

The Good:

Some great writing

Robert Pugh

The Bad:

Comes across as cheap in places

No ending


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5 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Alien Party Crashers See more »

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Wales, UK See more »

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Maple Dragon Films See more »
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