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Overall Rating
3.28

Awesome: 4%
Worth A Look44%
Average: 32%
Pretty Bad: 16%
Total Crap: 4%

2 reviews, 13 user ratings


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by spork-girl

"But hot DAMN don't their heads look cool?"
3 stars

Yay sci-fi! And I have a particular attachment to this film.

See, I am like those aliens. This summer I had fungal growth which made my belly look just like the aliens in Alien Nation. It's gone now, but everytime I showed anyone (it was cool, I was gunna show it off, duh) Their immediate reaction was "holy shit, You're one of the aliens from Alien Nation!" followed by a pause and then, "Is your head like that?" No, unfortunately.

But I digress. This movie is an example of what I would like to see more of in sci-fi. Sci-fi that isn't so out there we can't relate. This is basically a cop movie. Two guys are forced to be partners and they come from different backgrounds, and they learn to respect one another by working towards the common goal of defeating some evil. But it's got ALIENS. And cool shit.

While being a fresh approach that I enjoy, the movie really is quite average. Don't get me wrong-it's entertaining. It's just nothing terribly special. My ultimate flick would be a movie that would be good if you took out all the fluff, all the cool camera angles, all the special effects, all the weird shit, and it's still quality. Story is key.

And here, story has been done. It's a shame. 3 sporks.

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originally posted: 09/23/98 03:24:30
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User Comments

9/13/17 morris campbell nothing special 2 stars
9/24/10 Dr.Lao Formulaic and unimaginative, but at least it doesn;t beat you to death with its message 3 stars
8/10/06 Dragon The Artist Below medieocracy, boring,&the alien's appearance was unimaginative. 2 stars
8/16/05 ES A formidable movie, brought down by its cheesy ending= worth a glance 4 stars
5/04/04 John the movie completly sells the reality of the concept - surprisingly entertaining 4 stars
9/15/03 The real Helen Zass No greater pisser than a sub-average theatre release that's a masquerading TV pilot. 1 stars
6/22/03 cochese I wanted V, I got this crap. I was a kid whe I saw it though maybe I'll try again....naaah 2 stars
1/04/03 Jack Sommersby Witty and very entertaining. Caan and Pantikin are wonderful! 4 stars
12/13/02 Charles Tatum Just kind of there 3 stars
10/09/01 Andrew Carden Pretty Good Actually. 4 stars
9/09/01 Butterbean A great movie that should have had a sequal instead of those shitty TV shows 5 stars
2/21/01 Jake I wasted 2 hours on this trash. Caan should be ashamed of himself 2 stars
10/27/98 Silent Rob Interesting social commentary worked into a '48 Hours' retread. 4 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  02-Oct-1988 (R)

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Australia
  02-Feb-1989




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