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not what it says on the label
on 26 July 2011
This is a typical si fi romp, it bares a passing resemblence to the book of the same title, but not really enough.
Forgetting the novel it is supposed to be based on and you get the usual human superhero saving a planet. The dialogue at times is poor, the acting stilted, and the plot thin. Overall it works though and although the ending has sequal stamped all over it, none yet appears to have been made, which is a pity as it certainly deserves one.
Although the film is decidedly "low budget" it excepts that limitation and works within it, no masses of poor animated aliens getting shot to peaces, just close ups of the hero blasting away then looking at the wall of dead.
I did enjoy this film.
Finally for those who can remember the Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi, that bikini is given pride of place here.