Neill Blomkamp’s success comes through this small sci-fi film that has aliens residing in Johannesburg, and the people are not happy about it. This film runs two story arcs that eventually coincide with each other, and I never knew I could feel so strongly for an alien movie. This was a fantastic film, a memorable one in terms of alien movies.
One of my favorite alien movies, Galaxy Quest is a parody of Star Trek, and a well made parody this is. It has the cast of a hit sci-fi show beamed up in a ship that looks like their set – turns out, these aliens thought they were the real deal and expected them to defend the race and defeat a monster who has been out to eliminate them. It might have been years since its release, but I think it holds out against the test of time.
Speaking of memorable alien movies – this one is a fun flick filled with explosions, coupled with some drama, comedy and a bit of cheesiness. I’ve enjoyed this since I was a kid, and while I haven’t watched the movie for the longest time, I think I will still enjoy the hell out of it. However, I’m not really sure if I’m going to go and watch the sequel, in the cinema at least. The sequel seems kind of ‘meh’ for me.