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Goes Boldly over-reaching….
on 30 August 2015
This 2009 sci fi adventure is set in the 29thC. Humanity [us –homo sapiens] has been replaced by the genetically modified Homo Technis or Konstrukts, who are themselves being replaced by Homo Superior who have added Nephalim DNA, but the alien Nephalim have returned to dominate all. After a genocidal ‘Battlestar Gallactica’ style attack, the last human worlds are destroyed leaving one male survivor Derasi Vorde [Jay Laisne], and a female breeder to repopulate the universe, but will they survive?
The main problem is the back story –unique as it is, is too complex and will leave many confused. The film is generally well paced, although it does slump a little about a third in, but there is plenty of action. The battles are big but the effects are very original ‘Battlestar’ or ‘Babylon 5’ with a script that tries to be humorous, a quirky crew and stroppy on board computer, and with the whole film having a 'Blakes 7' or ‘The Last Starfighter’, and 1980’s sci-fi homage feel to it, it ends up being a fun movie.
The single disc opens to 2 trailers then goes to main screen offering play, scene selection and special features [making of, forbidden saga of humanity, 2 deleted scenes, trailer and 20 photo stills from the film]. I would recommend watching only the ‘Forbidden saga…’ as it gives a timeline on human evolution into the 29thC and acts as an introduction to the introduction. Overall, the bad points are evened out by the good ones. However there is a lot of gratuitous swearing that stops this being a 12 rated ***** movie, but its entertaining with an emotional ending, scraping a ****.