First Contact – Movie Review
Director: Bruce Wemple
Writer: Bruce Wemple (Screenplay)
- Anna Shields (Monstrous)
- James Liddell (The Tomorrow Job)
- Chris Cimperman (The Retreat)
- Caitlin Duffy (Bel-Air)
- Paul Kandarian (Witnesses)
Plot: Two estranged siblings go to their late scientist father’s farmhouse to make sense of his incomplete work. They soon discover an evil entity, buried in time and space for millions of years, has been released and begun wreaking havoc.
Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: First Contact starts when estranged siblings Casey (Shields) and Dan (Liddell) reunite. They have come together to try and figure out what happened to their father and the research he was working on. Meanwhile, town local Kevin (Cimperman) and his partner Jamie (Duffy) stumble upon something during the night.
This sees a change in Kevin, as he becomes dangerous to the people around him. Elsewhere, Casey and Dan start diving deeper into trying to understand their father’s research, making a disturbing discovery.
Verdict on First Contact
First Contact is a sci-fi thriller following estranged siblings trying to understand what happened to their father. It sees them learning about his research and learning the shocking truth about what he discovered. All while a menacing presence has taken over the body of a local, causing destructive damage within the community.
This is an interesting idea for a sci-fi movie. We have seen similar, but this one looks to dive in heavier on people that committed more time to understanding extra-terrestrial life. This looks to use the broken family relationship to cast doubt while working together sheds light on discoveries. We are kept guessing as to what is real or not, which takes us down a path of uncertainty. However, it never manages to reach the shock value it seems to want to.
Final Thoughts – First Contact is filled with mystery and suspense.