If you’re looking for a heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat thriller, you won’t find it in Alien Agent. But if you’re in the mood for a cheesy, low-budget sci-fi flick with some decent action sequences, then this movie just might be for you.
Alien Agent tells the story of Jack Ford (played by Mark Dacascos), a government agent who is investigating a series of murders that seem to be the work of aliens. Along the way, he teams up with a sexy scientist named Sara (played by Amanda Tapping) and together they try to stop the aliens before they can destroy the world.
The acting in Alien Agent is pretty bad, but that’s to be expected in a movie like this. Mark Dacascos is wooden and stiff, and Amanda Tapping is pretty much just there to look good. However, the action sequences are well-done and they make up for the lackluster acting.
Well guess what? You watch Alien Agent and find out what I mean, because this movie for as much of a sci-fi flick as it tries to be is mostly based on old fashioned clichés and square jaw action stereotypes firing off at each other. I’ve seen this kind of thing being tried before and to be honest Alien Agent does not fare too badly in comparison to many of these types e.g. I Come in Peace and the Hidden.
The movie is actually quite a good action flick but it really is pretty soft and lame on the sci-fi front. Don’t expect any 8 legged, crazy fanged, lizard like beasties in this flick, they all look human, except for the fact that the aliens are actually in the form of some electrical type discharges that can take over a human body (akin to Invasion of the Body Snatchers). Special effects in this flick are a little on the sparse side for my liking, no intergalactic ray guns or fancy space ships, pretty mundane run of the mill, bog standard human tech that we’ve all seen a million times before.
There is fun in Alien Agent though, once the action starts to rattle along it does so at an exciting rate. Mark Dacascos may not be the greatest actor in the world he certainly knows how to do a proper martial arts sequence for the camera and this I would say is where Alien Agent’s strength lies – in it’s action. It’s just as well there is plenty of it cause if there weren’t this movie would truly have fallen flat on its face. Billy Zane puts in a fine performance as the evil commander and also Amelia Cooke puts in a fine performance as the sexy evil sidekick who is driven by a passion to save her people even at the demise of our own.
All in all I would recommend this flick to folks who are looking for a bit of sci-fi with a lot of gung-ho thrown in , it’s got big explosions and some nice babes (although no nudity), get the beer in and enjoy!
Overall, Alien Agent is a fun, mindless movie that’s perfect for a rainy afternoon. It’s not going to win any awards, but it’s entertaining enough to pass the time.
In the future, the world is at war with aliens. The aliens have sent agents to earth to destroy it. The only way to stop them is to find and destroy their base. The aliens have a base in Canada, and the only way to find it is to send an agent there to find it.
The agent is sent to Canada, and he quickly finds the alien base. He then proceeds to destroy it, and the aliens are defeated.
Director: Jesse Johnson
Writer: Vlady Pildysh
Actors: Amelia Cooke, Billy Zane, Emma Lahana, Mark Dacascos
Release Year: 2007