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Science Fiction Part 1: The Osiris Child (2016)

Duration1h 39m
RatingsUK: 15, USA: Not Rared, Spain: 16 
Source of storyAn original Screenplay
DirectorShane Abbess,
Writers/ScriptShane Abbess, Brian Cachia, 
StarringKellan Lutz, Isabel Lucas, Rachel Griffiths, Daniel MacPherson, Temuera Morrison
RatingsIMDb: 5.6 by 8.1k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 63% by 19 reviewers.

Elevator Pitch: In the far future a military base drifts in orbit around a bleak plane ton which the daughter of one of the military lives, with others. Hence he is distressed when he learns that a prison on the planet it to be nuked due to riots, which will result in the whole thing becoming difficult to live on. He steals an aircraft and pursued is shot down to end up on the planet where he enlists the help of a man who he learns has escaped from the prison. They do find and rescue the daughter but can they make it to safety before the bombing, and avoid the strange scaly native inhabitants of the planets.

Content: There is no sex or nudity, but quite a long scene in what seems to be a bar where alcohol is drunk and people sniff some gas of an unidentified type, which results in blurred vision. The father escapes in an aircraft and a dogfight takes place. The prison riot and seemingly destruction takes place. The father and the exprisoner buy weapons and recruit a man and a woman from the bar. Together they travel in a former prison van until it is shot up. The creatures are a bit scary.

A View: This was an Australian film, probably quite well liked by Australian critics. Those who did not like it found it unoriginal. I thought it was too episodic, the different bits of the plot actually divided in a Tarantino sort of way. At one point I thought I was watching different films. The director seems to have had an understanding about how aerial dogfights actually took place, which was a bit encouraging, but in the end  film you could take or leave, and if taken will be forgotten in five minutes.

Additional Info: Rachel Griffiths, who looked pretty cool in this outing, was Murial’s friend, in “Murial’s Wedding”. 

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