When a group of alien agents from a dying planet come to Earth under the leadership of Isis to build a portal to connect both worlds, the warrior Rykker opposes the invaders and defends the earthlings. He rescues the teenager Julie, whose family was murdered by the invaders, and together they try to destroy the portal and avoid the invasion commanded by the cruel Saylon.
Directed by: Jesse V. Johnson
. Starring: Mark Dacascos
, Amelia Cooke
, Emma Lahana
, William MacDonald
, Kim Coates
, Billy Zane
, Dominiquie Vandenberg
, Annabel Kershaw
, Jim Shield
, John Tench
, Keith Martin Gordey
, Meghan Flather
, Sean Owen Roberts
. Music by: Michael Richard Plowman
First of all, I think it is way better than "I am Omega", BUT some aspects of the movie let me be disappointed. Well since I am very Martial Arts-oriented I make the short version and comment on those, particularly....
a) first fight: Mark vs Darren Shalhavi ( Yes I know this guy, a very neat Martial Artist, also unheard of guy Here ), the fight after Mark came out of the damaged car.... Yes, one of my personal favorite fights, a very consistent pace by pace choreography. Mark didn't use High kicks, only Close Range Counters, and a sweep at the end. Short, but very acceptable fight scene.
b) Mark meeting Isis and her bully partner: Mark fought well against the small fry, good average choreography.... but then seeing Mark struggling against Isis's partner without any Martial Arts move, was a little bit disappointing. Finishing off with a gun shot is way to easy...
d) Mark confronting Billy Zane and Isis. well let's get to the ugly part first. Billy Zane's performance was the most pathetic I have ever seen. First he commands Isis to kill off Rykker wimping "Kill him, kill him...." <- the way he said it, was already pathetic. A real main villain would have been more sinister,.... but after Isis obviously couldn't finish Rykker, he then wimped "Okay,... let him watch then..." And after he said "I will return with thousands (of troops)" that's where I started laughing at him... Man, and at the end, Ceylops didn't even return, HAHAAAAA!!!!
But now back to my real purpose the Martial Arts fight sequences: Isis vs Mark.... this at least should have been the highlight of the movie,.... but it didn't turn out this way,... AGAIN... Yes, I appreciate that the director let Isis perform some good Martial Arts moves with a Kunai-whip, pretty and good,... but again what about Mark the main actor??? I thought he would at least land 3 or 4 moves, of Punches and Kicks against Isis, and we Martial Arts fans would have been more than happy,... well at least Mark got a hold at Isis's Whip which deserve at least a plus point on my Skala,
e) And guess what there was another fight, somewhere on the roof top, against to mercenary aliens ( was it at Rykker's World or not??? I am not sure ) Well anyhow. This is at least a worthier finish , and we see Mark kicking the hell out of the two bullies. This was a good fight in the end, and it saved my mood.
Overall this movie was way better than "I am Omega". It was not the neat Highlight as I had hoped for, but in general it was acceptable with some flaws.... This movie had some good average fights, but also some tiny disappointing ones, and a pathetic Billy Zane... My favorite fights were the one at the beginning and in the end, the one where he fought of those thugs. I must say, it is somehow again a little bit of a shame of how a director can portray a wimpy Villain Leader and didn't use Mark's incredible Martial Arts talent to full potential yet again.
Review by zerozx from the Internet Movie Database.