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Taking Earth

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South Africa  •    •  100m  •    •  Directed by: Grant Humphreys.  •  Starring: Ronan Quarmby, Brad Richards, Barbara Harrison, Marco Torlage, Richard Sorensen.  •  Music by: Josh Cruddas.
       An unexplainable event that has thrust the world into chaos brings two survivors together as a portion of the worlds population presumably infected by a strange outbreak, hunt them. These Infected Ones (IO's) seem motivated by an obsession to rein chaos with a need for tasting blood. The two survivors; David (Ronan Quarmby) and a teenager named Cameron (Marco Torlage) form a bond as they try to find their lost loved ones, but the young man has a secret about the outbreak -' all is not as it seems.

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Aliens attack Earth and threaten to destroy it unless they can find and take back Cameron (Marco Torlage) not quite an Earth teen. He is traveling the South African countryside (the part that has only white people) with another teen David (Ronan Quarmby). David is looking for his girlfriend Sarah, while Cameron is searching for his mum Ellen (Barbara Harrison) who is not really his mum. In this film "the force" is called "the pure light" and can only be used when looking like you are deadly constipated, trying to live.

Growing up in an era of men in rubber masks and pans on a string, I find all CG looking kinda good. However the soundtrack had a faux made-for-TV element to it and the acting were kids who got kicked out of high school drama. The dialogue, except for maybe that one F-word, was all for children. Alien Garabon (Brad Richards) had a fancy for Porsche and caffeine. I always believed in my heart that Starbucks and German automotive engineering would be our contribution to the Federation Galaxy...if not, then Internet porn.

And PLOT SPOILER- maybe. A character "dies" at the end and has one of the worst dragged out death scenes I have ever seen, making spoof death scenes look real...you know the ones where the actor grabs their chest and staggers across the set knocking over furniture, making a second pass, finally going to the ground, kicking their legs up in the air a few times, and then has some final remarks before they do it all one more time. Okay, maybe not quite that bad, but I was screaming, "Die already!" The script was dreadful.


Review by Michael Ledo from the Internet Movie Database.

 

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May 30 2017, 01:41