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No Good Heroes

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USA  •    •  91m  •    •  Directed by: Johnny Xeno.  •  Starring: Tim O'Leary, Nova Gaver, Chad Crenshaw, Nathan Varnson, Mindy Marie Miller, Sheilah Griggs, Roger Denesha, Kevin Gagnepain, Leutheri Gialouris, Charley Schwinger, Tom Beaver, Bishop Stevens, Emma Ve.  •  Music by: Ford Fanter.
     After living peacefully in the caverns of a small town, a stranded group of aliens turn deadly as they fight for their existence, betraying the compassionate chief of police who has protected them for 28 years.

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The idea sounded very interesting and creative, so there was enough to make one want to see it. The cover looked quite eerie. So saw 'No Good Heroes' with genuine interest and wanting to at least sort of like it even if it had many problems.

Seeing it, well 'No Good Heroes' certainly did have many problems and it is pretty much exactly the same feelings had when watching a few other films recently. The bad news was that there was not an awful lot good, let alone great, about it, so it was difficult for me to sort of like it, the little that's good being far overshadowed by the bad. Having prepared myself to do that, that was disappointing. Not a terrible film or without redeeming qualities, and there is far worse out there of the genre and overall. Liked the concept for 'No Good Heroes', the execution was just wanting.

'No Good Heroes' at least didn't insult my intelligence. It at least didn't make me angry watching it. Despite giving it a relatively low score and negative review, it even didn't make me regret watching it altogether, there are imminently worse films out there.

It started off quite promisingly in an unsettling sort of way.

Setting was quite spooky at times as was the lighting.

Unfortunately, 'No Good Heroes' did lack tension and suspense, and much of it was on the obvious side. The script is stilted and very repetitive while the direction tends to be static and pedestrian. 'No Good Heroes' looked as though it was made in a rush and it shows in its drab look. The acting throughout is like watching an over-spend of wood while the aliens lacked personality and cheaply designed.

Was let down by the story. Conceptually interesting and wasn't too bad starting, at least too there actually was one, but the dull pace, due to some very uneventful stretches in particularly the middle, and the muddled way it was structured, meaning things didn't make sense, cheapened things. The characters are flimsily developed and bland even though the actors do their best. It can feel vague and while nothing is intelligence insulting there is both ridiculousness and trying to take it too seriously.


Review by TheLittleSongbird from the Internet Movie Database.