A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own ... See full summary »
An amnesiac US soldier's in a cell next to a cute, French doctor. Earth is under attack by big, alien robots. Kenyan soldiers come to rape, torture and kill but the 2 fight back. They find a car and head west.
Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con, and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.
Set in a time of interplanetary colonization, Sy Lombrok (Kellan Lutz), a former nurse who is now a drifter with a haunted past, forms an unlikely alliance with Kane Sommerville (Daniel MacPherson), a lieutenant who works for off-world military contractor Exor. In a race against time they set out to rescue Kane's young daughter Indi (Teagan Croft) amid an impending global crisis precipitated by Exor.Written by
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When Warden Mourdain is approaching the cafeteria to contain the fighting, the guards are seen facing into the middle of the isle, turning forward after he passes. Then there is a cut with the guards all facing forward, Finally in the next cut they are shown turning forward behind the Warden again. See more »
Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child is a little Aussie science fiction gem.
This is not a big budget film but it makes the best possible use of the funding it does have. For its money it offers up excellent performances from the predominantly Australian cast, above average special effects and an interesting story that takes a bookish approach, with the film broken down into chapters. Each chapter has its own overriding theme that builds into a bigger story of interplanetary imperialism, greed, political intrigue and friendship.
Perhaps the only downside to this tale being the creature effects, which seemed a bit "muppety" at times and were a long way from being genuinely scary.
That said, this film remains a polished affair in most respects and puts the often lazy efforts of big budget counterparts to shame. Eight out of ten from me.
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