THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

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​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

ALIENATED (2016)

Major stinker alert – this extremely low budget affair manages to live up to its title, no doubt alienating every man, woman, child, animal and being from another planet who may attempt to punish themselves by sitting through this.  The premise isn’t bad, as a husband and wife are trying to work out their marital problems amidst an alien invasion.  The far superior Monsters deals with aliens and humans and relationships.  But this – well, the biggest misfire is that the story is told in a bundle of confusing flashbacks and flashforwards, leading the audience to be thoroughly befuddled  over the state of our featured couple’s marriage, let alone the state of the world.  When humans drink water, weird things happen to them.   Not well-explained things, but bad stuff.  The aliens put “something” in the water, and it doesn’t appear to be fluoride.  There’s a lot of scenes of people driving.  Having conversations that go in circles.  The alien “special effects’ are barely visible.  We see some of them on the ground towards the end of the movie where they just look like humans with black hoods over their heads.  I was so unengaged by this boring, confusing student film-ish thing that I can nary tell you much more.  I’d prefer not to bore you any further.  Find the aforementioned Monsters and watch that instead.  That film has human beings AND aliens, both well-defined.  Alienated is taking up digital space on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

TLA one-word review: garbage