begins with the spaceship Prometheus dropping out of orbit onto a desert
planet and the prison who was onboard escaping. The three surviving crew
members begin pursuing him in order to capture him alive, as their
commanding officer has ordered. As the movie progresses you begin to
wonder who the hunter is and who the prey is, as the prisoner seems to
be killing of the crew with ease.
with this film is that the story rushes the start of the film so that we
are left with long periods of time where it is Centauri 7 and Jericho
just chasing each other through the arid landscape. I felt like the
writer and director Sandy Collara wanted to make a grand statement about
humanity but it doesnít work very well in a film like this.
however these scenes are made far more interesting by the
cinematography. This film was shot on location in Mexico and the shots
of the beautiful Mexican desert more than make up for the lack of
compelling storyline. Some of the shots were worthy of nature
documentary and if I didnít know any better I would think that
cinematographer Edward Gutentag had worked on shooting natural scenery.
of the cast in this film have a background in shooting, choreographing
and performing stunts for major films such as Star Trek and
Jarhead. This is incredibly obvious throughout the film but anyone
that enjoys watching highly physical films will love this DVD.
This is a
DVD that will be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys science fiction as this
film is set in the future with technology that, while looking quite
basic, is supposed to be incredibly high tech. The only problem with
this is that the costumes and make-up sometimes take over the action
that is occurring. At the beginning of the film I really struggled to
understand what they were saying to one another as their helmets muffled
their voices. Not only that but it often seems like the costumes inhibit
their ability to walk so some of the long distance shots look awkward as
they struggle to operate normally.
features of the DVD only include a documentary on the making of the
film. This is great for anyone who has enjoyed the film who anyone who
has ideas of making their own low budget films in the future. The
actors, director and producers all give their opinions on the various
stages of the film, from writing to shooting to editing.
this is an enjoyable film, one that was obviously made on a shoestring
budget but good all the same. Anyone who enjoys a futuristic costume
drama will enjoy this film, even if itís only for the cinematography.