5th Passenger – USA, 2018

‘Question your humanity’

5th Passenger is a 2018 science fiction horror feature film directed by Scotty Baker from a screenplay co-written with Morgan Lariah and David Henri Martin. The movie stars Doug Jones, Marina Sirtis and Mindy Robinson.

The year is 2151. In the aftermath of an oppressive class war, Miller, a pregnant officer aboard an escape pod must struggle to survive with her remaining crew when a mysterious and vicious life form attacks, determined to become the dominant species…

Reviews:

“As the Star Trek ‘gets’ go, your choices are to either cringe while watching familiar faces slum for a pay check or barely see them at all. A few performances speed up to a passable level of cruise control as the movie goes on. What doesn’t warm up is the loose editing, which lingers just long enough on alternating shots to further drain interactive energy. Dull environments don’t generate much heat either.” Ian Sedensky, Culture Crypt

” …the EVA shots have a reasonable grandeur – even if the bulk of the film is set in a single, padded, gadgeted-up set more reminiscent of the rocket interiors from It! The Terror From Beyond Space than the craft seen in the Alien, Star Trek or Star Wars franchises. It’s awkward and strident sometimes, but its anger at casually cruel treatment of the underclass is refreshingly blunt and to the point.” The Kim Newman Web Site

” …when we were left with just our core group of Miller, Myers, Thompson, Franklin and Li, it became exponentially better. The effects got better, the acting improved, and the story was captivating. Now, the creature leaves a lot to be desired. Looking like an Alien knockoff and moving like a toddler playing with a plushie took away a lot of the intensity, but it was still effective for what it was.” D.D. Crowley, Pop Horror 

Cast and characters:

  • Doug Jones … Langdon
  • Marina Sirtis … Alana
  • Mindy Robinson … Thea
  • Armin Shimerman … Myers
  • David Lim … Li
  • Tim Russ … Franklin
  • Manu Intiraymi … Thompson
  • Ann Hu … Officer Xi’an
  • Reka Rene … Johanna
  • Hana Hatae … Nurse Yagi
  • Rico E. Anderson … Captain Arnold Reguine
  • Ego Nwodim … Dr. Stephan
  • Cleo Fraser … Young Eve Miller
  • Peter Sebastian Wrobell … UGS Sagan crew member
  • Keo Woolford … Captain Odate

Release:

5th Passenger was released by Epic Pictures in select movie houses and on VOD on July 10, 2018.

 

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