Occupation: Rainfall evaluation – cool-looking motion sci-fi tosh
It is hard to gauge what’s worse about this Australian motion sci-fi effort: the outrageously cliche-riddled script by writer-director Luke Sparke, or the best way Sparke appears to have inspired his forged, which incorporates authentically good actors similar to Temuera Morrison and Ken Jeong, to ship epically poor performances. Nevertheless, credit score the place credit score is due: on some very particular technical ranges, Sparke and his collaborators have made one thing that appears prefer it had a vastly greater funds than the AUS$25m (£13m) it’s claimed to have value. The producers definitely received an actual cut price with the visible results, which have been deployed to create some genuinely ominous-looking alien spacecraft which have invaded Earth. These spacecraft are helmed by rubbery wanting aliens with whooshy lightsaber-style weapons that depart a pink optical smear as they slice via the air, which is cool. Nonetheless, weigh all of it up and divide by the variety of minutes it takes to slog via and the maths dictates that that is irrefutably tosh.
Matt (Dan Ewing) and Amelia (Jet Tranter) are survivors of the rubbery large gray aliens’ preliminary devastating invasion – as depicted within the movie’s 2018 predecessor, Occupation – and have since banded collectively to kind a resistance. Their small military of motley rebels additionally contains some aliens as nicely, notably a tall chap whom Matt insists on calling Garry (Lawrence Makoare), a gag that’s solely mildly amusing the primary 3 times it’s deployed and turns into fairly tedious the fifteenth time it comes spherical once more.
These characters are break up up into an assortment of subgroups and despatched forth to battle the aliens in a collection of moderately nicely staged motion sequences largely executed utilizing blue-screen submit manufacturing strategies. And there are some cute CGI alien beasts that may be ridden like horses however appear like a cross between a dinosaur and a tiger, that are form of enjoyable.