First Trailer for Cheesy 'UFO' Film with Alex Sharp & Gillian Anderson
"You don't automatically jump to the most extreme explanation." Sony has released an official trailer for a movie titled UFO, which is going straight to VOD and skipping theaters entirely. Once you see this trailer, you'll know why - it looks pretty awful. So cheesy, so bad. UFO is about UFO sightings at airports, and one specific incident which sets off a big chain of events. Alex Sharp stars as Derek Echevaro, a smart kid who becomes obsessed with figuring out a math equation that may or may not be directly connected to the UFO sightings. The full cast includes Gillian Anderson, Ella Purnell, David Strathairn, and Benjamin Beatty. There's not much to this and I'd rather recommend other UFO sighting movies, if you really want to watch one. I'm also a bit sad that Alex Sharp is taking on throwaway roles like this, he deserves much better.
Here's the first official trailer for Ryan Eslinger's UFO, direct from Sony's YouTube:
Derek (Sharp) a brilliant college student, haunted by a childhood UFO sighting, believes that mysterious sightings reported at multiple airports across the United States are UFO’s. With the help of his girlfriend, Natalie (Purnell), and his advanced mathematics professor, Dr. Hendricks (Anderson), Derek races to unravel the mystery with FBI special agent Franklin Ahls (David Strathairn) on his heels. UFO is both written and directed by American filmmaker Ryan Eslinger, director of the films Madness and Genius, When a Man Falls, and Daniel and Abraham previously. This was filmed in/around Cincinnati, Ohio. Sony will release Eslinger's UFO direct-to-DVD & VOD starting September 4th later this year. Do you believe?
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Poor Gillian Anderson can't shake the X-Files character typecasting and poor David Strathairn can't shake the gov't bad guy typecasting. And thus, they end up in garbage like this.
THE_RAW_ on Jul 3, 2018
Errm... GA has done a lot of different roles between the X Files and it's renewal at Fox. Most of it in British series and movies, though, is maybe why people don't know about it. I hope *Hollywood* stops typecasting her, though.
theboyd on Jul 4, 2018
I completely forgot about her in Hannibal too and The Fall. But yeah, even there, she played a Dr. lol. She's a solid actress and so is David Strathairn, I just wish they'd be offered more roles that would be in line with their talent.
THE_RAW_ on Jul 4, 2018
True, she has good range, and is not bad on the eyes either, even at her age. She was also Media in American Gods Season 1.
theboyd on Jul 4, 2018
Wait! You haven't seen her in THE FALL? It is a tour de force role.
DAVIDPD on Jul 4, 2018
Nope! But I've heard she's excellent in it. I'll give it a whirl.
THE_RAW_ on Jul 5, 2018
Charles Knowlton on Jul 3, 2018
W O M P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really quite a shame indeed. Waste of time for every one.
DAVIDPD on Jul 4, 2018
Well, it has all the wrong important questions. But who knows, lady X-files is in it (who I like) and I might give it some chance. Not right away when it comes out, but eventually it might happen sometimes ...
shiboleth on Jul 5, 2018
Just saw it, fascinating, not cheesy at all. Maybe the critics can't sit still for five minutes without seeing something blown up or some disgusting monster heave out of someone's chest.
Wm Layer on Oct 15, 2018
Yeah, um, too bad the movie is actually excellent. Nice try.
Matt on Oct 16, 2018
Well, the idea that someone can change physical constants in a certain location of space-time continuum and basically change the physical properties and travel this way could be cool. But it's realization??? Main character is decoding the massage and calling numbers like 22 prime or 38 - binary for no reason. Then the brilliant student arguing with his teacher should he mention trivial solution in his test. Then the teacher finally realize the message were coordinates while writing basic eigenvalue problem.... Numbers for hydrogen spectrum could depend on the unit system the alien are using so why do they use the same system as we do? Ok, finding the resonant frequencies could be reduced to eigenvalue problem eventually but it still looks unconvincing that all that was relevant.... And so on and so on.... So what was the excellent about this movie again? I mean I understand that it would be difficult to talk about something relevant, like Standard theory maybe, but taking nonsense instead didn't make the movie good.
Kat Ponizovskaya-Devine on Oct 21, 2018
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