This is one of those films where the producers know they can get quick cash from the scifi fanbase, then get out without refunding anyone's money. This film isn't a labor of love, it is just labor - as in 'uninteresting drudgery'. Apparently in the future the military consists only of bad, out of work actors - or some horrible alien cliché weapon made them stiff, robotic and unable to speak in normal human conversational tones. Once you get a few minutes in, you wonder - "Is the plot of this thing going to be about a group of soldiers who THINK they are human but are actually the 'aliens' they are setting out to fight?" Yes it was a Deep Space 9 plot. when fighting in a forest, you either stay perfectly clean, or completely filthy. There is no in-between. Looks like someone in makeup found a smudge stick in their kit and used it exclusively. When you establish a 'head wound' it should still be visible when the camera changes angle..... thanks again makeup, stellar work. If you do not use the word "lieutenant" in EVERY line of dialog, people won't remember that this is the "military" Apparently it IS OK to pull your punches during fight scenes, as long as the camera shakes a bit while your actors miss the mark. If you like Adobe After Effects as your visual effects software, this film does not disappoint. Is it "Mendex", "Mendax" or "Mandex"? The cast used all 3.
The one thing this film teaches you is this: If you have ever WATCHED film school dropouts make an amateur movie, that is all the prep, skill and talent you need to create a work such as "Homeworld".
Oddly enough the music for the film by John Vincent McCauley wasn't half bad. I wouldn't mind seeing Bronston Delone ("the black guy") in a real movie as he seems to have talent, though the director of this "film" did his best to hide it.
There is one scene about 35 minutes in.... no actors, just a hill, fog and the sun fighting through the cloud - and it is breathtaking especially with the music design. This ONE '4 second' shot was so good in comparison, it is completely superior to this entire movie.
Now, I actually can't watch this show to its conclusion.... it is just so horrible, so I can't tell you if they stole the previously mentioned plot line from DS9, but really... who cares if they did? Are the soldiers actually Mendex? Probably. Do I care? Hell no.
A message for writerdirector Phillip Hudson: Pick a department and get good at it because you suck at both of your current choices.
Review by dean-202 from the Internet Movie Database.