Saturday, August 10, 2013

Dead Space: Downfall (2008)

Director: Chuck Patton

Starring: Nika Futterman, Keith Szarbajka, Jim Cummings, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kelly Hu, Bruce Boxleitner, Lia Sargent, Hal Sparks, Jeff Bennett, Jim Piddock, Phil Morris, Grey DeLIsle, Maurice LaMarche, Bob Neil, David Zyler, Kirk Baily, Shelly O'Neill

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Meet Your Maker.

Plot: The USG Ishimura, a miner spaceship, is transporting a strange artifact called the Red Marker. In the Aegis VII colony, where the Red Marker was found, there are some suicides and murders and the people are slowly going mad. The people are being infected by something. Barrow, the foreman, finds the body of his wife having committed suicide. Barrow decides to escape the colony's madness and, taking his wife's body, goes on board the Ishimura. But something happens to Barrow's wife on board the Ishimura.

My rating: 5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

I played a little bit of the first person shooter (FPS) game not long ago and liked it, which sums up my limited knowledge of anything in this franchise that now spans at least 3 video games and a couple of animated films.  It's OK.  I was hoping for more but it plays out much like a video game.  Hell, the second half of the picture is mostly a team of space marines (or something similar) killing waves of aliens.  It got so repetitive that I felt like I should have popped in the game and killed some myself just to speed things up a bit.  The animation was good as well as the voice work but they took a 40 minute story and added another half hour of action that wasn't all that necessary.

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