Harbinger Down (2015) Movie Review
Director: Alec Gillis (Nominated for 2 Oscars! Amazing at Special FX: AVP, Aliens, Jumanji, Starship Troopers)
Cast: Lance Henriksen (The Terminator, Aliens), Camille Balsamo (The Paperboy), Matt Winston (Fight Club, Little Miss Sunshine)
A group of grad students go aboard the Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Belugas in the Bering Sea. When the ship’s crew discovers a piece of old Soviet space wreckage, unusual things start to happen. The crew becomes exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. Now they have to fend for their lives and find a way to survive.
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Kalen: “I like that they used a lot of practical effects. The creature was done well and it was like an homage to movies like The Thing and Event Horizon. And with movies like this, you’re just waiting for there to be some cool death scenes. And I think that’s where this movie delivered.”
Terry: “This movie seemed like it was put together purely to show off some cool special effects. The acting was atrocious and the dialogue came across as if it had been written by a 2 year old. It was so bad at times that it was offensive. It was riddled with stereotypes and racism towards Indigenous and African-American people. I would never recommend this movie, it was a COMPLETE waste of time.”
Jordan: “This film isn’t for everyone but, I would recommend it to people who are into makeup and practical effects. That was really the strongest aspect of the film. The plot was lacking and the acting was TERRIBLE. The only person who was decent was Lance Henriksen. The budget for this movie was probably split between the effects department and him. Also, it wasn’t filmed very well and they had a lot of unnecessary low angle shots.”
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