Beyond (2014)

logoDirector: Joseph Baker, Tom Large

Writer: Joseph Baker, Tom Large (Screenplay)

Starring: Richard J Danum, Gillian MacGregor, Paul Brannigan, Kristian Hart

Plot: Follows the turbulent relationship of Cole and Maya as they struggle to survive in a world where the human population has been decimated by an extra-terrestrial attack.

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

Verdict: Slow, Disappointing and Boring

Story: Beyond starts with Cole (Danum) getting involved in a shoplifting at a small store, when he calls his friend for a drink he finds himself at a house party alone where he meets Maya (MacGregor). We here how an asteroid could be heading towards Earth but scientist are unable to confirm for sure. We later follow Cole and Maya as they seem to be struggling to survive before we see that an alien ship has come to Earth.

As the story continues we jump between the idea of an asteroid hitting Earth and the fact it was an alien coming to invade Earth and having to survive the situation.

Beyond tries to balance two story lines events with a bickering relationship between the situations. We literally have to deal with the two argue in nearly ever scene but then in the end the film tries to throw a big confusion factor into what is actually happening. Even if the end tries to make us think the first hour of an hour half film isn’t very helpful. (3/10)

Actor Review

Richard J Danum: Cole starts a relationship with Maya when the first reports of an asteroid coming to hit Earth appear, as it appears it could be nothing the two move forward and end up having to survive against an alien invasion. Richard doesn’t really pull off enough in the leading role. (4/10)

Gillian MacGregor: Maya gets involved with Cole and son becomes pregnant in a world which looks like it could end very shortly. As they deal with the situation in the pre invasion and post invasion we see how she deals with the situation. Gillian struggles to become a leading lady through the film. (3/10)

Support Cast: Beyond has a few supporting stars but they end up just being background characters.

Director Review: Joseph Baker, Tom Large The pair struggle to pull us in during the first hour making the last 20 minutes which are solid missing. (4/10)

Romance: Beyond a boring romantic angle that you simply don’t care about. (4/10)

Sci-Fi: Beyond adds a sci-fi angle but doesn’t really come off special with only just the outside. (3/10)

Settings: Beyond uses basic settings that are not iconic at all. (33/10)

Suggestion: Beyond is one to avoid and I can’t help but say miss it. (Avoid)

Best Part: I do think the final 10 minutes were good.

Worst Part: The first three quarters don’t pull you in at all.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes

Overall: Dull sci-fi romance that really isn’t worth watching.

Rating 25

 

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