Sunday, July 09, 2006

"Alien Lockdown" review

Alien Lockdown (2004)

Directed by Tim Cox
Writing credits Kenneth M. Badish Boaz Davidson

James Marshall.... Charlie Dryfus
Michelle Goh.... Talon
John Savage.... Dr. Woodman
Martin Kove.... Anslow

My friend and I watched this one the other day. After it was over, we both agreed that "Alien Lockdown" is what a B-movie should be like. This was about as good as we could have hoped for. "Alien Lockdown" promises you an alien and a lockdown. It delivers both with a smile.

So an alien runs amok inside a government lab and kills lots of people. They send a hot Asian chick and her hit squad to take it out. The lab is under Lockdown. An "Alien Lockdown". That's it for plot as the rest of the movie has lots of soldiers running around a big building with flashlights beaming and guns blazing.

I have seen this movie before. I have seen this movie many, many times before. All of the B-movie clich├ęs for monster flicks are on proud display: Soldiers, flashlights, big empty building, monster crawling around in the dark, etc. "Alien Lockdown" is not trying to be different or original. It's happy to just take B-movie fans through the monster killing motions. I was satisfied with this one. It hit all the necessary buttons for me. There was a hopping mad alien, he ate a lot of soldiers and a good time was had by all.

SCORE: 2 out of 4 hopping mad aliens

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