Warriors of Terra starts late one night as four animal rights activist's intend to break into a research laboratory & free the animals, Ali (Ellen Furey) who is helping them is the daughter of head scientist Dr. Woods (Andrew Gillies) & Ali has stolen her dad's key card which they intend to use to get into the laboratory. The group make it in safely but by using the key card an alarm is set-off & standard protocols are followed, an armed response team is soon on the scene to investigate & the animal rights activist's are forced to take an elevator to a lower level. In an attempt to get out the building's computer is hacked & every door is unlocked but that also unlocks a sealed room in the lower level in which a failed experiment escapes, the experiment is a virtually indestructible genetically altered woman named Maya (Trina Brink) who needs to melt people & then eat the remains to stay alive...
This Canadian production was directed by Robert Wilson & is basically your typical mutant monster on the loose flick, the clichés come thick & fast & overall it's just not very good. The script which takes itself very seriously is a mess of unrelated & unexplained ideas, there are several instances that don't make sense like what happened to Dr. Woods at the end? Why did the girl kill Chris but not Ali even though she's meant to be this unstoppable killing machine? Even though it's stated Maya needs to eat to stay alive what was she eating for the past ten years while locked up? Why did Maya not eat anyone she killed? All the bodies are seen at some point intact. At over 90 minutes Warriros of Terra feels like it goes on forever, there are seemingly endless scenes of these paper thin character's walking around dark corridors it's untrue & it gets very, very annoying since the whole film is so dark & devoid of colour it's often difficult to make out what's going on. The whole film is just one long frustrating experience, from the overly familiar (think Aliens (1986)) & predictable (Ali lives, the bad guy's die) plot to the lack of gore or solid explanations. A total bore from start to finish really.
Even the genetic experiment is nothing more than a woman who walks around, wow how boring & dull is that. I have to mention how dark it is again, I cannot stress enough how annoying Warriors of Terra becomes after constant scenes set in near pitch black corridors where you really can't see anything. The entire film is dark & it looks like all the colour was bleached out in post production, it's not that far from being black and white to be honest. Also I was sat there thinking about the lay out of that laboratory & that there was only one small lift to it, how did they get all that equipment down there? What happens if the lift breaks down? Not having some stairs as back-up just seems like it's asking for trouble. Forget about any proper gore, there's a bit of (dark) blood but nothing graphic or memorable.
Filmed in Ontario in Canada the production seem alright but it's so bloody dark & dank all the time it's hard to make out what's going on half the time, it seems quite well made otherwise though. Edward Furlong is the only cast member I recognise which in itself can't be good, the acting is OK I suppose but so what?
Warriors of Terra is your standard genetic monster on the loose in lots of very, very dark corridors only in Warriors of Terra there isn't even a decent monster as it's just some woman, totally predictable & throughly routine sci-fi horror that is merely a collection of ideas from better films thrown together.
Review by Paul Andrews from the Internet Movie Database.