Sunday, February 17, 2019

My Review Of "Crossbreed"

In the near future, the President of the United States of America hires a team of military veterans to retrieve an alien bio-weapon from a top-secret research facility orbiting the Earth. These highly trained mercenaries must infiltrate the space station and recover the deadly experimental alien cargo located onboard. All is going according to the plan until the cargo escapes.

"Crossbreed" is directed by Brandon Slagle
and stars  Vivica A.Fox, Daniel Baldwin, Stink Fisher, Devanny Pinn, and Vernon Wells. Marines take on the monster in this throwback sci-fi space thriller.

"Crossbreed" is a pretty straightforward story that pits space marines against a alien bio weapon. It is simple but at moments it strong in representation and aesthetics. Reminiscent of mid-nineties space fare like "Jason X" and Syfy stuff back when it was spelled correctly. Vivica A. Fox is great in her limited role as Commander-in-Chief,  Madame President. The marines are stereotypical, but tolerable. 

Special effects are a mixed bag of cheap CGI and slightly better game-play level. Still it works and gives an entertaining affectation to the action sequences. The creature design and limited practical effects give "Crossbreed" it's real selling points. Plus add in some quality cinematography and the film is worth the watch. Just remember to go in with b-movie expectations. (3/5)

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