Alien Trespass can be added to the increasing number of "retro" movies which pretend to imitate the cinematographic style from previous decades,evoking a more simple,gentle and free from cynicism time.Unfortunately,this movie makes the mistake of thinking that intentional anachronism will be enough for making it interesting or entertaining.That is like thinking a book will be better if it was impressed with a different typography...after all,the stylistic details do not care too much when the story is not solid.The story of Alien Trespass makes a tribute (or,better said,copies) to various classical sci-fi movies made in the 50's and 60's.Its basic structure is similar to It Came from Outer Space,but there are also some elements from The Day the Earth Stood Still,The Creeping Terror,The War of the Worlds and The Blob.
Alien Trespass is not a comedy at the style of The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra; it is not a post-modern experiment like Grindhouse; and it is not a serious historical manifest like Prometheus Triumphant: A Fugue in the Key of Flesh.It is simply a recreation of the fantastic cinema which set the backgrounds of the genre,combining the serious and intellectual themes from literary science fiction with the accessible formulas from heroic cinema.The movies from this style I have liked are the ones which do not only posses nostalgic value and naif manufacture,but also a good story and some brief comments about the human condition.I did not found anything of that in Alien Trespass,so the final experience feels boring and very weak.
Besides,I would have preferred the "retro" style would have gone much more far away.The sets,"props" and costumes are well designed,but a lot of elements make the movie to seem too modern,like the clean colour cinematography (which is also done in "widescreen") and the tri-dimensional animation in which the flight of the spaceship is shown.In fact,all the special effects do not fit with the movie.I think they should have been done on a more "classical" way,like the way they were done on the previously mentioned The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra.
I would not consider Alien Trespass to be a bad movie...I would simply say it is a pretty mediocre one for various elements,but specially for its complete lack of ambition and its lack of a solid story and entertainment value.I do not recommend it,because a boring movie does not deserve that.
Review by Michael-d-duncan [IMDB 16 August 2009] from the Internet Movie Database.