I love retro-futurism. Like Hellboy and a slew of Steampunk related movies, merging current day (or future) technology with the resources available in times past creates fascinating alternative-reality story lines. These types of films don't have many limitations so long as the baseline historical context (in this case WWII) remains intact. Sure, it requires a deeper suspension of disbelief, but if one achieves that, a good story of this kind can be just as interesting as movies projecting from current day technology into the opposite direction (into the future). You know, like Blade Runner or Star Trek in their time. Excellent cinematography, acting, plot and use of CGI.
Directed by Michael Chance. Starring: Alexis Cassar, Jake Lyall, Tim Coyne
Atomic scientist/pilot Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes on an reconnaissance mission after a nuclear test. Miraculously appearing unhurt at the base later, he is given sodium amethol, but authorities are skeptical of his story that he was captured by aliens determined to conquer the Earth with giant monsters and insects. Martin vows to use existing technology to destroy them. Killer [...]
An award winning short film set in the viking age. It tells the story of Baldr, an explorer who has seen distant civilizations at the world´s edge. From them he brings knowledge that can help his people make a better future. Now he must escape Gorm and his vicious clan, who seek to destroy all that can challenge their way of life.The story carries themes like knowledge transfer, cultural heritag [...]
Enter the Future without technology! After a mysterious electromagnetic pulse renders the world's technology useless, a young girl finds herself isolated and alone with only her father's strict set of rules to keep her alive.Amazing visionary short film by The Brothers Lynch!Starring Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) as Alice, and Nigel O’Neil (Bad Day for the Cut) as Alice‘s father, Zero does an [...]
Based on the novella by Stephen King! During a flight from Los Angeles to Boston, the plane flies through a strange light, and most of the passengers and flight crew disappear, leaving behind only personal artifacts. Only those passengers who were asleep remain, and discover the predicament when they wake. Pilot Brian Engle, deadheading on the flight, takes the controls; unable to contact any othe [...]
So very, very bad film, it was actually funny!It is a rip-off of the 'Snake On the Plane' action flick starred by Samuel L. Jackson. Whilst Samuel has to fight off snakes, in this film, the passengers and the flight crews have to 'battle' the ants that somehow managed to infest the airplane.I could understand if it was a deliberate mock-up of the airplane disaster genre. But, alas, this movie was [...]
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