Alien Outpost – Review
By Trevor Allen
Rating: 7 out of 10
Synopsis: Alien Outpost follows two documentary cameramen embedded in an army unit in the most hostile place on earth, an outpost surrounded by the last remaining alien fighters (Heavies) of an invading attack force. The world may have forgotten about the Outposts, but the Heavies are planning the second invasion of Earth and the soldiers are the only ones who can stop it.
Our Thoughts: ‘Alien Outpost’ is an action packed new sci-fi film reminiscent of ‘Starship Troopers’, with a touch of ‘District 9’. Life at a forgotten outpost on a post invasion Earth is documented by two cameraman is anything but calm. Aliens are still active in the Middle East, and an army unit is still fighting, despite the war appearing to be over to the rest of the world.
The scenes of the aliens and the invasion are very well done, showing just enough, without showing too much as some films do. It’s a gritty telling of the events that occur when Earth is invaded, and what follows after the war at Outpost 37. Something big is clearly going on when the Aliens plan and execute an ambush on the crew, and implant one of the members with some kind of device.
For as many characters we are introduced to in the film, there is a good amount of character development. You really get a feel for each of the members of the outpost and why they are there. All of the acting is excellent, with standout performances by Joe Reegan who played the dedicated Omohundro, Rick Ravanello who played strong leader Spears, Reiley McClendon as emotional Andros, and Matthew Holmes who plays 2nd in command North. The film is also a great directorial debut for Jabbar Raisani, the Emmy Award-winning visual effects supervisor on HBO’s series “Game of Thrones”. Sci-fi, horror and war film buffs alike won’t want to miss ‘Alien Outpost’.