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Saturday, November 14, 2009

"Biohazard: The Alien Force" review


Biohazard: The Alien Force (1995)

Director: Steve Latshaw
Writer: Patrick Moran

James L. Miles ... The BioMonster
John Alexander ... Det. Morley
Dorothy Best ... Caitlan Palmer
Robin Chapman ... Newspaper Editor
Katherine Culliver ... Shana Alexander
Trevor David ... Donner
Tom Ferguson ... Quint
Susan Fronsoe ... Nicki Carstairs

An evil corporation, (is there any other kind?), is conducting an experiment to see if they can create a monster to wreck some cheap havoc. Their dastardly plan comes to fruition as an outrageously cheesy monster breaks free and runs wild. The beast wants to kill anyone who recklessly donated their DNA to help speed along his existence. Many fools will pay the ultimate price for daring to mess with mother nature and playing B-movie gods.

Monster on a rampage. It escapes from a lab. It wants to kill people. You know the drill. But while the monster is certainly a biohazard, he wasn't actually an alien force. Although in this instance, the filmmakers may be referring to the ecology definition of alien which states that its "An organism, especially a plant or animal, that occurs in or is naturalized in a region to which it is not native." Or maybe they were just trying to ripoff better Sci-fi movies. Or perhaps I'm thinking too much about this.

At any rate, the monster in "Biohazard: The Alien Force" was made out of the finest rubber money can buy. It was one of the few things I enjoyed about this movie. I was concerned the thing was going to catch on fire and release deadly toxins into the air. That would have been the real biohazard. That's how he should have threatened his victims: "One more step and my scales get torched. RARRRRRR!!!"

If you've seen one rubber suited alien bust out of a lab movie, you've seen them all. I keep thinking I've seen them all and yet there always seems to be one more B-movie biohazard waiting to strike. "Biohazard: The Alien Force" is from the same writer/director team that gave us "Dark Universe" or the "Monster in a marsh" movie. They believe in no-frills, straight ahead B-movie making. Monster, victims, death, the end. It gets the job done. That's not to say the job was done well mind you. Just done.

SCORE: 1.5 out of 4 biohazardous aliens

3 comments:

the sneering (homo-phobic) snob said...

Dr. Gore, just another one of my occasional reminders, no matter how bad (or perhaps mediocre would be a better word) "Biohazard: The Alien Force" may or may not be its still 100 times better than anything the british film industry has ever produced, as i say i like to remind you of this from time to time so that you will hopefully never waste your time watching any more british made garbage ever again.

Dr. Gore (drgore@hotmail.com) said...

Thanks for the warning. But I feel safe in saying that I could find at least one British movie better than "Biohazard". If I couldn't, they should seriously think about shutting the whole British Industry down. Don't forget about the sublime pleasures of Monty Python. I remember vaguely enjoying "The Krays" as well. Didn't love it mind you, but enjoyed it more than "Biohazard".

the sneering (homo-phobic) snob said...

Dr. Gore, the British film industry will never produce anything that is even 100th as good as "Biohazard: The Alien Force" thats why it should be shut down "for ever" as you said, "Monty Python" was funny 40 years ago but now its just an appalling embarressment and "The Krays" was a murderously unwatchable abomination. Britain couldn`t produce a good film (or T.V. show) if their bloody lives depended on it.