Sci-fi thriller Alien Invasion: S.U.M.1 introduces us to post-apocalyptic planet earth after aliens take it over leaving mankind at peril, as most of the survivors are living underground in bunkers. The story follows young soldier S.U.M.1 (Iwan Rheon) who has been assigned a 100-day mission to venture into the jungle and guard the territory against the top of a tower. He has to petrol the surface for human survivors while keeping an eye on some hostile alien creature – Nonesuch.
As S.U.M.1 tries to monitor the area completely isolated, he starts discovering about his fellow combatants who were earlier stationed in the petrol tower and those who are currently in service in some other towers. The news of routine alien attacks and his duty to petrol the jungle, and check for any Nonesuch becomes a nightmare for the soldier as he tries to get answers to the questions on whether any Nonesuch actually exists or is he simply pushed into some madness.
For a sci-fi plot, Alien Invasion: S.U.M.1 looks amazing with the sheer amount of possibilities. Even though the pace of the movie was a little slow, a thriller of this kind is very much engaging; however, somehow the climax doesn’t give you the definite feel of its uniqueness. The movie is well supported by great visuals, if not the special effects. Moreover, Iwan Rheon very beautifully shoulders the load with a great performance.
Alien Invasion: S.U.M.1 is very much ambitious and probably the budget was not good enough to drive the director’s vision. Also, the script could have been a little brighter to do justice to the overall effort. Nonetheless, this is certainly a one-time watch with a refreshing plot that at least elevates your imagination albeit it could not elevate the film.
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Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Actor: Iwan Rheon, André Hennicke, Rainer Werner, Zoe Grisedale, Niels-Bruno Schmidt, Tim Williams, Lesley Suzanne Dean, Nick Baker-Monteys, Christian Pasquariello, Guy Hoyer
Director: Christian Pasquariello
Release: December 7, 2017