Extinction – Review

Netflix’s Extinction is one of the better alien invasion thrillers that’s come down the pike in quite awhile, mainly because the ‘invasion’ is actually the least important aspect of the story.

It’s more a commentary on what it means to be human, and what we’ll do to protect what we believe to be ours.

Michael Peña plays Peter, our proxy in this strange, new world (that looks a lot like our own).

He acquits himself well, which is important because if we don’t buy his performance the whole movie may not fall apart, but it would certainly be less stable.

Extinction continues a trend began in Tau–though on a significantly larger scale–about the effect of AI (artificial intelligence) on humanity.

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The Vatican Tapes – Trailer

Let’s be honest…the trailer for The Vatican Tapes doesn’t look that great–and you’ll notice that it’s supposedly coming in July–and while I could have missed it last month, I don’t think so.

I get the feeling one reason it exists is to ride on the coattails of Michael Peña’s success with Ant-Man, though what interests me even more is that the movie is directed by Mark Neveldine, who helped make Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance at the very least interesting (as opposed to the first movie, which somehow managed to make old skull head, dull) and visually distinct from the first movie.