Another 6 pack of SF films from Amazon Prime today. Nothing much good, though one is slightly better than the others.
Battle For Terra is a 2007 animated SF story about a peaceful planet named Terra that gets invaded by the last of the human race. They colonized Mars and Venus then the three planets fought and destroyed themselves. They have little left to keep them going in their generation ship and Terra is their last hope. Rather than ask for a place to stay they survey the city, and kidnap the citizens, to study for weaknesses. A soldier crashes and is saved by a young girl alien. They learn from each other and put a stop to the war so the human's and aliens can live side by side. It's pretty heavy handed and unoriginal. I wouldn't need to see it again.
Earthrise is a 2014 film about three people in a ship headed from Mars to Eath. The Earth was made uninhabitable and the human's are all living on Mars. They send 3 people each year to Earth to help with the restoration of the planet. The trio on the ship blather incessantly and then start to have some hallucinations that nearly wreck the mission. Sadly the movie isn't much good and I was bored for much of it. Another failure to deliver that great low budget movie to me. Well, there's always more crap, huh.
Shockwave Darkside is a 2014 movie about a group of troopers that get stranded on the darkside of the moon. It's a way into the future and the human's have broken into two warring groups that have some vague religious myths. During a battle a ship goes down and the troops try to get to a base. They find out that the Moon was bombed 3.5 billion years ago and that breaks a religious myth all apart. It might end the war. There might have been a better movie if the material had been handled better, mostly I found it boring. It's just soldiers running around in the dark for nearly 90 minutes.
Extracted is a 2012 movie about an investigation into a man's mind. I saw it had Sasha Roiz in it. I know him in Grimm where he plays the police Captain . Sasha has a machine that lets him into people's brains. He goes into a murder's brain to see if he killed his girlfriend and then gets stuck there for a while. The guy escapes custody and Sasha is trapped. He eventually unravels the murder and gets out before the man dies. It's the best of the lot today and it's only about average.
Dark Planet is a 1997 movie that features another dying Earth. The two factions that fight decide to send some people through a wormhole to another planet that might be good to inhabit. The send some of each faction and a guy named Hawk who had made the trip already. One side hides some men to take over the ship when they get there but they are discovered and die in the battle. It gets a 3.3 on the IMDb and that's a bit high for me. Still failing to find that gem.
Dragon Fury is a US martial arts film that is released by Troma. It's about their usual standard of quality, which is as poor as that poster. Some warriors come from the future to do something. Some baddies follow them and they all run around 1995 Los Angeles fighting with each other and anyone who gets in the way is slaughtered. I'm not ever going to want to watch that again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Another week gone and 6 more movies on the list. Maybe I'll have better luck next week.