Alien Origin is the love child of Predator and The Blair Witch Project. And let me tell you, folks, the offspring is not pretty. In fact, it's down right ugly.
In the tradition of such films as Quarentined and The Blair Witch Project, the movie documents the mission of a group of soldiers who head off into the jungle and are never heard from, again. Of course, a camera with video documenting the events of the fateful mission, (thanks to the fact that the troops were being accompanied by a cute, female reporter and her trusty cameramen)is recovered some months later, and this supposedly the "actual footage" of what REALLY HAPPENED! And what wonderful video footage we have!!! At least a good hour of almost nothing but the soldiers marching through a rain forest in search of.... well, something. We're never really sure what the original mission is to begin with. The reporter tells us something, but she's quite vague. And the inane babble between her and the troops doesn't give much in the way of details on this matter. We do know that this eventually becomes a search party for two missing scientists who found something of interest and then disappeared themselves.
But aside from those few points, we know NOTHING about this mission... except that it takes place in the jungle..... and that these people spend a LOT of time walking around in it.
As the name implies, the troops and their media comrades eventually encounter aliens. Or, at least that's what we think they are. They do end up encountering a space ship, and they end up fighting... something. Is it an alien? Is it Bigfoot's cousin? Is it an angry fireworks salesman? Nobody can be sure, because the camera work becomes extremely jumpy and of poor quality. And we never get a look at what the threat really is, because the cameraman (who, if he was really in the media, would probably WANT to get at least a quick shot of an extra-terrestrial, because that would get him an instant bonus from his bosses when he got back home) is always shooting the reactions of the soldiers and his reporter-girl instead of whatever the hell it is they're fighting.
This movie is bad so many ways that it almost isn't worth listing them all. The special effects are so low-budget, it's easy to tell that all of the explosions and rockets being fired are nothing more than fireworks left over from the Fourth of July (no, I am not exaggerating). The plot is almost non-existent. There is hardly any acting involved. The journey through the jungle is mind-numbingly long and dull, and the action scenes don't really provide any action; just confusion as to why they're happening and what's happening in them due to the poor camera-work and terrible jump-around editing.
Review by jvilliard from the Internet Movie Database.