Preylien: Alien Predators (2004)

This is probably the best Polonia Brothers film I have ever seen.

Okay, that’s not saying a lot.

But it does help define exactly what kind of terrible we’re talking about.  And, let’s face it, it’s an interesting kind of terrible.

Yes, we know we’re talking about amateurish acting, silly props (come, on!  we all know spaceships are steered by Atari controllers!) , spaceship wrecks that have eaves just like a house, strange, non-sequitur dialog and stray plot threads that go nowhere.  Yes, we know we’re going to see a lot of familiar faces as they drag their friends and family into the film.

But this time we have some fairly inspired creatures from frequent Polonia collaborator, Brett Piper, some far more impressive cheap digital animation for the space scenes, a reasonably coherent plot, a lot more action and less wandering around talking (although I will reassure the Polonia buffs out there that there’s more than enough of that!)

Oh, and Mark and John only have brief parts.  Not that I’m saying that makes things better.

This is basically the same plot as a couple of Don Dohler‘s zero budget films, with a bounty hunter trying to recapture the shipload of aliens released when his ship crashed and the locals getting in the way.  But if you can accept it for what it is (which is, yes, hard) then it is moderately entertaining.

After all, these two believe in what they are doing, no matter how silly it may be.

Hey, when you’ve got twenty or thirty films released commercially, then you can complain.

(For more films by the Polonia Brothers – if you can hack it – see here).


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