This little low budget Canadian sci fi flick brings back fun memories for me. At the age of 12 my best friend and I went to a little suburban theatre on a Saturday afternoon to watch this campy little movie and had the time of our lives.
The title of the film basically tells you the whole plot, and I can tell you from the start it looks next to Star Wars, released the same year look like a Jaguar parked next to a rusted out Pinto. But then, keep in mind some people had some wonderful memories in Pintos <tho if they were in the back seat they woulda been at the chiropractor the next morning>.
Christopher Lee struggles his way through the dialogue and the special effects are on the level of a 1980s video arcade game...but wait!
With an open mind and a sense of fun, you are bound to have a great time watching it, especially with a bunch of friends <preferably drunk>. This may all sound sarcastic but, with the exception of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, never have I seen a film in a theatre where the audience cheered and participated to the fun of the battling flying saucers.
Though I may react differently if I were to see it for the first time now, the scene in which the aliens attempt to control the mind of a suburban Toronto housewife to slit her throat with a huge knife, shaking and struggling to fight the mind control, is one I will never forget.
Campy fun and suprisingly linear, if taken on it's own terms as Saturday afternoon fun, this movie is great though I doubt it would stand up to repeated viewing. Grab some friends, watch it on a big screen, see which one of you does the best Christopher Lee impersonations, keep the beer flowing and you will have a blast!