What did happen in Roswell in 1947? Well, it certainly wasn't a weather balloon. Rather, the approach taken by this dull, dour, sci-fi schlockpiece is that two aliens, one male and one female, emerged from the charred crash site in Roswell on a mission to destroy the human race. Seems some alien company wants the planet for their own purposes, but we'd only get in the way. Hence the destructive duo. But things take an odd turn when the male alien, posing as a scientist, develops feelings for the human race, especially when presented in the form of a beautiful woman, and has second thoughts about detonating the bomb meant to annihilate us. So it's a chick flick masquerading as a sci-fi thriller. Uses a lot of the same background music you heard on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
, you know, to create all that suspense. The weather balloon theory was more interesting. --Jim Gay
UFO's. Space aliens. Death rays. It's the stuff comic books are made of...or is it? Science fiction and scientific fact collide with a vengeance in this riveting sci-fi thriller. The year is 1947 and something has crashed in the desert near Roswell, New Mexico. At the charred crash site, the U.S. military makes a startling discovery: two small, gray bodies with long, narrow fingers, misshapen heads and dark slits for eyes and mouths. The creatures are quickly retrieved and sent to the base, while the P.R. damage control machine shifts into high gear. But what the military has on ice are only decoys. The real alien threat walks among us. They look and sound human, but they're on a chilling mission: to seized control of Earth-before annihilating mankind! Now the best-kept secret on the planet is about to be revealed...but who will survive to tell the tale?