STARRING:Charlie Sheen, Ron Silver, Lindsay Crouse,
Teri Polo, Tony T. Johnson, Richard Schiff, Leon Rippy, Buddy Joe Hooker
1996, 109 Minutes, Directed by: David Twohy
reception of an alien radio signal leads noted radio astronomer Zane Ziminskihim (Charlie
to Mexico and to a huge
underground power plant operated by aliens bent on the eventual takeover of
like this stuff, I really do. This is the ultimate 1990s
movie: paranoid as hell. Of course, here in South
Africa there is no such thing as "paranoia." It is more a case of
"heightened awareness." If you believe that
somebody is out to kill you, then you are probably right. Don't believe me?
Then you're probably not living here . . .
This film, a Generation
X version of The X-Files, features the mother of all
conspiracy theories: that . . . But that would be spoiling it, wouldn't it? Better go see
for yourself . . .
Some nice pure sci-fi
touches such as the weird machinery the aliens use. And, of course, the
aliens themselves which are well-done. Sheen is also okay as the
geek hero who was pretty paranoid to begin with . . .