Alien Rising Distracts and Nothing Else: A Movie Review

*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by Breaking Glass Pictures. Director: Dana Schroeder. Writers: Michael Todd and Kenny Yakkel. Cast: Lance Henriksen, Amy Hathaway, John Savage, Brian Krause and Dave Vescio. Alien Rising is a sci-fi thriller, from director Dana Schroeder (Lost Soul). Previously titled Gemini Rising, this title was completed in 2013 and it is set to be released in 2015. Alien Rising is very CGI heavy and the film's believability suffers. Whole sets are completely constructed in post-production and the results look very poor. Starring Lance Henriksen and Amy Hathaway, Alien Rising is an indie sci-fi title that is more miss than hit. The story's logline sounds good. Alien research, involving telepathy, takes place in a volcano. But, the film is not as great as its premise. Instead, the film brings in an unneeded female protagonist, who is not really part of the research. She is
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