Director: Brandon Slagle
Cast: Stink Fisher, Vivica A. Fox, Daniel Baldwin
Production Company: Jaguar Motion Pictures
Runtime: 86 minutes
Take a bunch of tough guys, put them in space, add an extraterrestrial menace, and sprinkle lightly with clever wisecracks. That’s a cinematic recipe for escapist fun. Crossbreed (2019) delivers outer space battles and alien monsters in satisfying helpings for us to enjoy.
Set in the near future, the film focuses on a group of military veterans who are hired to track down and retrieve a living alien weapon. They must enter a secret research facility and face many obstacles, not the least of which is the alien creature itself…
Director Brandon Slagle is known for a number of science fiction films that crossover with the horror genre, including Area 51 Confidential (2011), VIViD (2011), and Subject 87 (2007). Scare fans will also remember him from The Black Dahlia Haunting (2012).
Vivica A. Fox from Independence Day (1996) and Daniel Baldwin from Death Kiss (2018) both have smaller, but effective roles. They seem very casual in their acting, and look like they’re having a good time with their mutual scenes.
The movie has a wonderful cast that includes…
Stink Fisher from Neighbor (2009)
Devanny Pinn from Lilith (2018)
Vernon Wells from The Road Warrior (1981)
John T. Woods from Besetment (2017)
Jason McNeil from Cannibal Clown Killer (2015)
Mu-Shaka Benson from Dwelling (2016)
Jason John Beebe from Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast (2011)
Tom DiNardo from Plasterhead (2006)
Serena Lorien from All Hallows’ Eve (2007)
This movie is loaded with playful dialogue uttered by interesting and amiable characters. There’s a nice combination of misfits on screen that help to make it all the more enjoyable. I’d say the interaction between these characters in one of the film’s strongest points.
I’d suggest this movie is quite a bit like Predator (1987) in space, but wouldn’t that be Alien (1979)? All kidding aside, this is a fun action-adventure that will appeal to anyone who ever enjoyed the idea of cowboys mixing it up with unstoppable aliens.
The Predator comparison goes one step further when two characters actually commit to the “son of a bitch” handshake from that movie, complete with the expected macho phrase in question. The film even makes reference to Timecop (1994) in another funny exchange.
In fact, there are even more references to other science fiction and action movies that you should enjoy discovering on your own…
The special effects and costume designs are well done too. Great sets also add to the movie’s polished look. Crossbreed is an entertaining sci-fi epic with plenty of action to go around. Awesome creature scenes will appeal to horror fans as well…
– John Migliore
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