Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored. In a working-class Chicago neighborhood occupied by an alien force for nine years, increased surveillance and the restriction of civil rights have given rise to an authoritarian system - and dissent among the populace.Written by
The countdown audio leading up to Commissioner Igoe's descent (1:10 into the movie) and up to Mulligan's descent (near the end of the movie) is the actual audio from the countdown of the launch of Apollo 11, in 1969. See more »
Security camera footage of Gabriel's interrogation indicates the events of the film are happening in July, but the costumes and scenery throughout the film clearly indicate the story is taking place during winter. See more »
During the beginning of the end credits, a map of the world is shown with listed locations where human rebellions have achieved victory against the aliens, across America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. See more »
Just skip the negative reviews and bear in mind one thing: do not expect an action sci-fi movie. This is telling the story of people fighting against oppression. The context is just a marketing excuse to make you more attracted. But this story applies to what we have already seen in the past century. It's basically a modernized sci-fi-ed version of a great rebellion some of our grandfathers' took part to.
Just don't watch it waiting for the monsters and the aliens with super hi-tech in independence-day style fights.
Good movie indeed! If you find it boring at the beginning hold-on, the middle gets more animated and the ending is solid.
People who disliked such an interesting approach to fights versus authoritarism deserve Transformers...
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