Terminal Invasion details
|Starring:||Chase Masterson, Bruce Campbell|
|Director:||Sean S. Cunningham|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK VIDEO RENTAL|
|Run time:||1 hour 21 minutes|
|Rental release:||04 Jul 2005|
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Terminal InvasionBy Jamie from London , 20 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]The only thing terminal here is the script and the acting - seriuosly B-movie and poor at that - however better than a lot of other movies out there and is just entertaining enough to while away the hours thanks largely to the supporting cast.
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The dictionary definition of a B-movieBy TheWatchman (488 reviews) from Suburbia , 04 Feb 2012Terminal Invasion is about an alien invasion, set in an airport terminal the clue is in the title. The film has a cheap, daytime TV feel about it, with special effects to match. Probably the only reason it ever got green-lighted was due to having Bruce Campbell in it, who is, of course, the best part of the whole film.
As the cast try to figure out who is an alien and whos not, they spout off some reasonable dialogue, but the supporting cast dont always deliver it too well. Sooner or later one stereotype after the next gets bumped off you know the unlikeable characters are always going to end up as alien-chow.
But, for all its faults, I couldnt help but get some small amount of satisfaction out of it. Yes, its cheesy, yes the acting and SFX leave a lot to be desired and yes, they even went as far as to copy one of the scenes from Alien where Ripley is directing Dallas through the maze via headset.
Ultimately, its one of those films youll either love or hate. If you like Bruce Campbell and his jaw, youll probably not think you wasted an hour and a half of your life. But, be warned, Men In Black standard it is not.
WAPOSBy a customer from cheshire, england , 22 Jun 2009What A Pile Of S***
This is a huge bunch of arse. A TV mini series, stiched together as a DVD rental movie. Not worth the disc that it came on.... steer well clear.
Nothing was inspiring about this movie - the acting, special effects, plot, scenery... nothing.
You would be better off renting Ishtar or slipstream!!
The write up makes it sound interesting and had so much promise, but in realtity this very low budget should be reserved for the 99p dump bin at the supermarket only.
The Blockbuster of B-MoviesBy ScytherMaverick (51 reviews) from Reading , 07 Oct 2008This is not a movie for those of you who like big budget Hollywood or well written or artistic films. It is doubtful you will enjoy it and if you do then most any other main stream movie would probably entertain you so its not really worth a rental.
That being said for all people like me who spend most of their time watching terrible low budget horror and Sci-Fi movies then this is for you. Yes the writing and effects are terrible, yes the characters are stereotypes and the dialogue is cheesy, but thats what makes this movie great! Apart from the fact that it stars Bruce Campbell it is just a decent sci-fi alien monster movie. Its a quaint idea and it has enough originality, while still playing up to the traditional staples of the alien monster movie, to keep you interested til the end.
If you like the mainstream this isn't for you but if you like your movies B and your cheese heavy then definately give this film a go.
Terminal TirednessBy Boost from london , 25 Apr 2005This is a god-awful film that looks like it was made for network TV in America. I am a big fan of bruce Campbell but even he couldnt save this dreary excuse for a film. AT 81 minutes long I'd rather watch my washing machine go through its spin cycle while repeatedly poking myself in the eye with a spoon. The plot is predictable, the effects appauling and the acting is playschool. There is a lot better out there
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Cheap, cheesy, laughable but funBy HalB from Midlothian , 28 Feb 2005Very cheap and cheesy ScFi TV movie for fans of the So bad its funny variety. Bruce Campbell gives his usual by-the-numbers performance, and Deep Space Nine fans may enjoy seeing Leeta as the alpha-female (great line..) although her outfits are less revealing, so maybe not.
The effects are laughable and the script more so. Have fun.