Watch: Alien Species 1996 123movies, Full Movie Online – A fleet of UFOs is circling the Earth and a top scientist races to discover their true intentions for the planet. When the UFOs begin an attack on Earth, the scientist finds himself thrown in with a sheriff and his deputies transporting some prisoners to jail. The unlikely group is forced to seek shelter from the attack in a nearby cave, not knowing how significant the location is to the alien’s plans..
Plot: Huge Motherships from an alien species sneak ominously into orbit around Earth. Lethal bat-winged fighters descend on the planet. Citizens are abducted. Homes are destroyed. The invasion has begun! A small town sheriff, two deputies and a professor discover the alien plan. With the secret to destroy the attacking ships, there’s a chance they could stop the alien invasion… for now!!!!
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The bright side? It could’ve been worse.
This is NOT that bad of a sci-fi flick. Certain aspects of it are OK. Charles Napier is a good actor, but comes across as a bit over the top in this role. Hoke Howell is OK in his role. The rest? So so at best. Although I do give Jodi Seronick extra points for at least being able to act when she screams or cries and for being a fox. Now, as for whats left … Plot? Its there, kind of. Earth is invaded. Continuity? Well, there was that horrendous storm that they all had to contend with during the first part of the movie that I never really saw any good evidence of. Special effects? They run from being pretty good and reminiscent, I think, of the last season of the original “Battlestar Galactica” and the TV mini series “V”, to being REALLY bad. Certain shots of the galaxy look more like an out of focus photo of popcorn and juju beans laying on the theatre floor. And there is that one explosion involving an alien fighter/saucer in which the use of Fourth of July fireworks, literally, is evident. Dialog and scripting? OK for the most part, terrible in spots. Example: Max, when asked how he found them, replies that he jumped in the car to look for them. Cool. The next time I’m looking for someone and I don’t know where they are I’ll know exactly what to do. Jimmy Hoffa will be so proud. Sound track? Again, so so. Plausability? OMG! Examples: Max, when asked where the bazooka in the back of his vehicle came from, says he found it on the side of the road and picked it up in case of an emergency. AND he downloads alien info onto his laptop from an alien contraption that must’ve been in some way compatible in less than a minute! Maybe Mircosoft has outlets in spots I’m unaware of. Anyway, with all it’s bad points I still found enough bright spots in it, principally the special effects and the passable action sequences, for the thing to be mildly entertaining.
“There you have it folks – death, destruction, despair…”
I just checked the film credits for the two principal female characters in this flick. Ashley Semrick (Stacy) appeared in two movies, nine years apart, while Jodi Seronick (Carol) only has this one. Just goes to show what a picture like this can do for your acting career.
But let’s not get too carried away. This is NOT the worst picture ever made and doesn’t come close to cracking my Top Ten Worst List. For that, you have to go into “She Gods of Shark Reef” territory. Still, there’s no way a picture like this should have even been attempted as late as 1996. Seriously, who came up with the idea of transporting convicts in a prison van (no barrier between the cops and the bad guys by the way) and putting it smack dab in the middle of a sci-fi flick?
However, if you pay attention, you can have a great time of cataloging the amount of sheer nonsense found here. Like the endless supply of aliens and ammo during the entire cave sequence, the cuts and bruises that come and go on the faces of Carol and Stacy, and the sudden appearance of a grenade launcher pulled out of the back seat of Max’s car just before the final confrontation. Really? My candidates though for the most inane single element in the film come down to convict Towers (Marc Robinson) adjusting the rear view mirror trying to outrun the aliens, and Stacy replying that she ‘pushed the wrong button’ while Max was trying to get a bead on the spacecraft. Oh yeah, and a close contender was when Towers asked Stacy to hold the antenna thingy a little higher, and she went a full arm length. You think it helped that much?
But you know, films like this do serve a purpose. They absolutely bring out the best in IMDb movie reviewers, any single one of which is more entertaining than actually watching the picture. How much time we could all save if we just read them first.
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Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (Germany)
Rated Not Rated
Director Peter Maris
Writer Nancy Newbauer
Actors Charles Napier, Hoke Howell, David Homb
Country United States
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