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Film Review - Extinction


Alien invasion stories are plentiful these days. Just last week there was the Australian actioner “Occupation,” and now there’s “Extinction,” which arrives with working parts from other, better movies, and it carries a Big Idea to separate itself from the pack, but it doesn’t know quite what to do with it. The screenplay isn’t very strong with secrets and enticing characterization, and director Ben Young isn’t seasoned enough to launch eye-popping spectacle, keeping the picture fairly pedestrian until it’s time to clarify exactly what’s going on. Such reveals bolster other productions, but “Extinction” begins lethargically and remains there for 90 minutes, giving viewers familiar sights and sounds before making the foolish assumption that they’re going to be interested in a potential franchise with a story that barely supports a single film.  Read the rest at


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