Ejecta (2014)

logoDirector: Chad Archibald, Matt Wiele

Writer: Tony Burgess (Screenplay)

Starring: Julian Richings, Lisa Houle, Adam Seybold, Mark Gibson, Justin Darmanin, Ry Barrett, Ari Millen, Cat Hostick

 

Plot: The story of one night on earth that changed everything we know about the universe.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Slow Moving

 

Story: Ejecta starts by telling us that ‘tonight the universe is no bigger than my head’. William Cassidy (Richings) explains that he is getting messages from something while we watch a military mission taking place. Cassidy has been seeing doctors but they can’t find anything wrong with him except that he needs sleep. The military mission ends up with what they were chasing getting shot but what was it they were after?

Cassidy was the target and is being interrogated by the soldiers who believe him to not be off this world. Dr Tobin (Houle) takes over the questions to figure out what happened before the military chasing him. So let’s flashback and introduce Joe Sullivan (Seybold) who is interviewing Cassidy about his alien experience early in his life. Cassidy explains that he met an advance life force and we are back to the interrogation. We learn that there has been an incident involving something from out of space and the government believe that Cassidy know what is was. We are left jumping between the interview and the interrogation to discover the truth.

Ejecta tries to mix found footage with investigation based horrors with the second part looking back at what was filmed. The problem is that everything comes off rather slow and just when you are getting behind one part of the story it jumps across to the other losing the tension created. Mixing between the two could have worked as we didn’t need to spend too much time with the interrogation side of the story while the found footage side also ends up being very shaky. The story tries to make you think but in the end just turns into something we have seen plenty of times. (4/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Julian Richings: William Cassidy is a conspiracy nut that is one of the most known to the internet community. He invites Joe to witness an event but ends up getting captured and forced to tell his story even though she watches the videos. Julian does a good job with what he has to work with. (7/10)

 

Lisa Houle: Dr. Tobin who is in charge of the interrogation but watches the videos while doing it. She is no nonsense and if you don’t follow orders she will put you in your place. Lisa struggles to look the part here, but the jumping between stories doesn’t help. (5/10)

 

Adam Seybold: Joe Sullivan a blogger who gets invited to meet Cassidy who ends up showing him a crash landing and being chased by aliens. Adam does a solid job with a lot of his time behind the camera. (6/10)

 

Support Cast: Ejecta has a supporting cast that is only soldiers who are following orders.

 

Director Review: Chad Archibald, Matt Wiele – Chad and Matt have a good idea but don’t mix it together well enough and in the end the film loses the attention of the viewer easily. (4/10)

 

Sci-Fi: Ejecta enters into the sci-fi world well looking at aliens already being a part of us. (7/10)

Settings: Ejecta uses the abandon woods for the found footage which works well, it also uses the military base for the other side which shows how secret the investigation will be. (8/10)
Special Effects
: Ejecta uses its special effects to an average level but not to the level it should have been. (4/10)

Suggestion: Ejecta is one to watch if it is on but otherwise it can be one that you miss really. (Late Night TV)

 

Best Part: Home invasion.

Worst Part: Too much shaky camera in the woods.

 

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 27 Minutes

Tagline: We were never alone.

 

Overall: Lacklustre Sci-fi film

Rating40

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