Great FX but......
Mike | Hampshire United Kingdom | 07/19/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"There are some great set pieces in this film that make it worth seeing if you're into special effects. The first is a great dogfight between stealth bombers and an alien spaceship. Then there are the shoot outs with the alien and a nuclear explosion. The film is basically about a team who defend Earth against an alien species. Olivier Gruner leads the team and the excellent Brad Dourif is their commander. The problem with the film is that the action comes at the start and end of the film. The middle 40-50 minutes drag terribly making it an effort to watch in one sitting. The dialogue ranges from OK to pretty lame, as does the acting. Still, Dourif and Gruner are always watchable and Gruner has a great stunt at the start. It's a shame, but not a complete waste of time thanks to the effects."
Crappiest film ever seen
Dolly Simmons | Málaga, Spain | 12/20/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
This has definitely become my very favorite, toppling Deep Blue Sea from the top of my list of raspberry films. It is not only that the plot is anything but plausible - the acting is awful and the punch lines are out of line. Unlike other sci-fi spoofs, this movie has very few jokes that make it worth viewing.
Only the extras among the cast playing Mexicans look like such - and they don't speak a word in the whole movie.
**** SPOILERS AHEAD ****
In fact, the 'Mexican' girl admits to come from Sacramento at the end of the film, right before she chases Gruner across the desert. This scene and the effects of the atomic explosion make you laugh in desperation after 50 minutes of boring, pointless action.
After seeing this film, I still wonder who had been serving the drops (and why) to Gruner during the fight in the saloon, and if this was supposed to be a prank at all. I can understand the director's acknowledging his father's enduring patience in the credits.
Summarizing: If you have more than average sense of humor and mercy AND your friends are joining in, rent this film. You will enjoy ranting on about it."
A big pile of alien doo doo
Michael Bolts | superior, wiusa | 05/20/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"an alien ship lands in a small Mexican town and The Interceptor Force, lead by chisled Oliver Gruner, are sent in to find out what's going on...soon, they lose a team member in the process of arriving and things get a little fishy when the boss, Brad Dourif decides to send a missle to blow up the town and get rid of any evidence. Gruner's team consists of actor Glenn Plummer (Speed 1 and 2, Salton Sea) and actress exPlayboy Playmate Angel Boris (hot but cant act worth crap). Gruner gets in trouble with the Mexican leader and his Mexican Mafia...they run around...they get taking over by the alien force, big fights, alien phaser guns shooting, Gruner running away from big explosion, town go boom and then Gruner get up, he get slapped by woman with purse and then years later they make even more stupid sequels (Interceptor Force 2 and Phantom Force (with 21 Jump Street heartthrob Richard Grieco) with even more stupid actors. Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters 1 and 2), why the hell did you sign up for this? A pile of alein poo"