If you’re the kind of person who sees Vivica A. Fox and Daniel Baldwin on the cover of a science fiction movie and instantly gets excited, I have some good news. You’re my kind of movie watcher. I’ve got the movie for you. After all, in the world of streaming video, the recognizable stars of the 80’s and 90’s have become much like the American stars of Italian or Japanese exploitation films.
In the near future, the President of the United States has hired a team of cybertronic military commandoes to retrieve an alien bio-weapon from a top-secret research facility that’s spinning around our planet. Of course, the cargo escapes and all hell breaks loose, pitting cyborg against alien in a battle to the finish.
I loved that the cyborgs in this basically have pieces of machinery stuck to their faces. I really got a Shocking Dark vibe from this — without people constantly being thrown off high places or anyone as cool as Geretta Geretta being in the movie. There are shout outs to Timecop and Predator in the movie, so it’s 80’s feel is no accident.
Interestingly enough, the original press release published by The Hollywood Reporter went viral within hours of its publication when it was cited that Vivica A. Fox would be portraying the first cinematic African-American Female President. This role was teased in the latest Sharknado film, The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time, when Vivica A. Fox’s character Skye was seen in a political ad and someone yells how she will be President some day. Even better, her character, Ellen Henricksen, is named for a certain actor we all love.
Speaking of the 80’s, Vernon Wells is in this. Let off some steam, Bennett! If you want to see someone that knows how to always be working, you should totally check out his IMDB page.
If you’re in the mood for low budget silliness where robotic dudes high five one another and shoot machine guns at aliens, well, Crossbreed has you covered. This movie arrives on demand and digital HD February 5, 2019. You can pre-order it from iTunes right here.
NOTE: We were sent this film by its PR team, but that has no impact on our review.