January 26, 2013
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I had never heard of this film before I saw the poster when I went to see “Mama.” It takes place during the Cold War, and is based upon a true story (whatever that means). It stars David Duchovny, Ed Harris, and William Fichtner, though what interested me more was that two of the producers are John Watson and Pen Densham, who I am accustomed to seeing associated with television productions like “Poltergeist: The Legacy” and 1995’s ‘Outer Limits’ reboot.
Looking at the filmography of both men, it appears that their work is significantly more extensive than I realized.
Watching the trailer, I have to admit that it looks sort of routine–well-acted, but routine–till Duchovny says “Engage the Phantom,” and this weird light engulfs him.
It leads me to think that ‘the Phantom’ is perhaps some type of innovative propulsion system, and not a weapon.