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Astro

USA 2018
produced by
Asif Akbar, Michael J Henderson, Jacov Bresler, Max Wasa, John Rogers, Ross Chapman (executive), Harmeet Dhillon (executive), Prem S. Rana (executive), Enayet Akbar Milon (executive), Devron Minion (executive) for Film Life Factory, Heartrock Pictures
directed by Asif Akbar
starring Gary Daniels, Marshal Hilton, Louis Mandylor, Max Wasa, Courtney Akbar, Dominique Swain, Michael Paré, Omi Vaidya, Spice Williams-Crosby, Luke Gregory Crosby, Christopher Showerman, Orson Chaplin, Randy Wayne, Elise Adreon, Gianni Capaldi, Chris Cope, Johnny Hagner, Dave Reeves, Asif Akbar, Jim McClelland, Keith Kocinski
written by Asif Akbar, Bernard Selling, music by Erick Schroder, special effects supervised by Amos Carver, visual effects supervised by Nicholas Acosta, Mark Newton

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Back in the day, Jack (Gary Daniels) was a special forces soldier, and one of the toughest, risking his life and usually coming our on top wherever his country deployed him to. But that's all long behind him, nowadays, after the death of his wife (Dominique Swain), he lives a rather reclusive life somewhere in the middle of nowhere, USA, to raise his daughter Laura (Courtney Akbar) in a healthy enviroment. This all changes though when his former brothers in arms Alex (Marshal Hilton) and Allen (Michael Paré) enter his life again ...

Back when he was a soldier (and played by Randy Wayne), Alex nearly lost his life - but was saved by two aliens (Louis Mandylor, Max Wasa), who have chosen him as their liaison to humankind. Since then Alex has made a vast fortune, mainly thanks to alien technology, and has started his own, private and secret space agency - and on one of its space missions, one of his probes into another galaxy has brought back an alien (Luke Gregory Crosby), whose DNA for some reason or another exactly matches Jack's, so now Alex wants Jack to join him on a space trip. Now Alex isn't too happy about this to begin with, but things get worse when he gradually finds out Alex's motives might not be entirely benevolent, and his methods are often more than a bit ruthless ...

 

Now ok, the plot of Astro is a bit convoluted, and not all character motivations are crystal clear - but it's also a film that really manages to drive its plot forward, and despite being over-convoluted, the net of conspiracy the film creates is also quite fascinating. Plus a solid directorial effort keeps the audience at the edge of their seats.

In essence, not a masterpiece maybe, but good genre entertainment.

 

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