Alien Trespass

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  • Summary: Set in 1957, Alien Trespass chronicles a fiery object from outer space that crashes into a mountaintop in the California desert, bringing the threat of disaster to Earth. Out of the flying saucer escapes a murderous creature – the Ghota, which is bent on destroying all life forms on theSet in 1957, Alien Trespass chronicles a fiery object from outer space that crashes into a mountaintop in the California desert, bringing the threat of disaster to Earth. Out of the flying saucer escapes a murderous creature – the Ghota, which is bent on destroying all life forms on the planet. A benevolent alien from the spaceship, Urp, inhabits the body of Ted Lewis – a local astronomer – and with the help of Tammy, a waitress from the local dinner, sets out to save mankind. (Roadside Attraction) Collapse

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. The characters in Alien Trespass (directed by X-Files producing alum R.W. Goodwin) are specimens of Sputnik-era determination, led by a gung-ho Eric McCormack.
  2. 67
    This is an impressively realized (and, yes, occasionally, unavoidably humorous) valentine to Hollywood's sci-fi glory days – all heart, no snark, and one big eye.
  3. Sadly, laughs are sparse in this labor of love, a self-conscious spoof by longtime "X-Files" producer R.W. Goodwin.
  4. 50
    Those who fondly recall "The Blob" would seem to be the target crowd for a fastidious pastiche that attempts to coax laughs by maintaining a poker face.
  5. Director R.W. Goodwin (an "X-Files" vet) makes a fatal mistake: He never takes a clear stance on the material he's spoofing.
  6. The movie doesn't try for "Airplane!" or even "Scary Movie"-type ribbing, but its adherence to the genre isn't quite pure, either. Despite McCormack's good-natured efforts, this is "MADtv"-quality satire.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. DonC
    Apr 3, 2009
    9
    Alien Trespass is a fun & refreshing return to movie making's past....it's too bad that many of the critics seem to try and take Alien Trespass is a fun & refreshing return to movie making's past....it's too bad that many of the critics seem to try and take the movie too seriously...it's supposed to be a spoof, and it works wonderfully well at that. Lots of laughs; great for people who loved that genre...my kids loved it too. Expand
  2. JayH
    Aug 9, 2009
    6
    Amusing parody of 1950's sci-fi films. Nice feel for the period, the cast does well. It's fun, but doesn't always hit Amusing parody of 1950's sci-fi films. Nice feel for the period, the cast does well. It's fun, but doesn't always hit it's intended mark. Campy fun, light entertainment. Expand
  3. Nemo
    Apr 7, 2009
    3
    The makers would do well to review their source material, especially "Teenagers From Outer Space," and to bow before the infinite superiority The makers would do well to review their source material, especially "Teenagers From Outer Space," and to bow before the infinite superiority of "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra." "Alien Trespass" looks too new, many of its effects are too slick for the period it's lampooning, and, worst of all, it's deathly dull. Expand

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