måndag 21 oktober 2013

Project Alien aka Fatal Sky (1990)

A military plane crashes in the forests of Norway while the skies are filled with what appears to be a giant meteorshower. The US military swoops in trying to hide the crashsite but a nosy journalist with the help of a spunky female pilot uncovers a hideous truth and a mysterious disease. And complete boredom enough to make you want to claw your eyes out.

The main issue that I have with this movie (being Scandinavian and all) is the fact that it is set in Norway but none of the actors portraying Norwegians even tries to sound like Norwegians. They sound like East europeans, which isn't that strange since the movie was shot in former Yugoslavia (Imdb claims that scenes were shot in Norway but I don't believe that for one second). This would probably not have bothered me so much if Project Alien has been a good or even decent movie but it is not. In fact, it is a complete and utter waste of your time.The script is just dull, full of irritating dialogue spoken by a group of actors sounding extremely uninterested. I have always thought of Michael Nouri as a decent actor but he is so bad here that he could turn milk sour just by being in the same room and Charles Durning is just embarrassing. The music sounds like it was taken from a late 80s pc game, just drones and drones of ugly general midi music and in the end we get a "nice" little package of total "Do not waste your time on this crap". Just don't.

Another thing that pisses me off is the fact that I want to accuse this of being an X-files copy, it really feels like one of their worst episodes. But since it was shot years before the first episode of that show it robs me of that tiny pleasure. Damn you, crappy movie!

But the worst travesty of all? The screenplay was written by David Webb Peoples. Heard of him? Blade runner? Twelve monkeys? Unforgiven? Leviathan? W T F ? ! ? !

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