COSMIC SIN (2021) Reviews and overview

 

Cosmic Sin is a 2021 science-fiction film in which rogue soldiers launch a preemptive strike against a newly discovered alien civilization. By doing so, they hope to end an interstellar war before it really starts.

Directed by Edward Drake (American Seige; Apex; Broil; co-writer of Breach) from a screenplay co-written with Corey Large (Breach; The Ninth Passenger). The movie stars Bruce Willis (Hard Kill; Breach; Glass), Frank Grillo, Adelaide Kane, Lochlyn Munro, Luke Wilson, Johnny Messner and Costas Mandylor (Incision; Daddy’s Girl; Saw franchise).

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Plot:

In 2524, four hundred years after humans started colonizing the outer planets. Retired Military General James Ford (Bruce Willis) is called back into service after soldiers on a remote planet are attacked by a hostile alien fleet.

The threat against the human race escalates into an inevitable interstellar war. General Ford teams up with General Eron Ryle (Frank Grillo) and a team of elite soldiers in a race to stop the imminent attack before it is too late.

Reviews:

“I thought it was odd people were driving cars made in 2001 in the year 2524. Talk about “Built Ford Tough”. Overall, Cosmic Sin goes great with Breach, but perhaps, it is best left unwatched if you are not a superfan of the Lazy Bruce Willis genre. I did not hate the film, but it is hard for me to name a lot of things I liked about it.” Flickering Myth

“It’s easy enough to see what the film should have been – a bargain basement Predator knock-off with shape-shifting aliens picking off the soldiers one by one on a distant planet. Instead, almost the entire film consists of people standing around talking about what they’re going to do instead of actually doing it. The actors are completely wasted too, to an almost hilarious degree.” Hero Collector

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“This film is only 90 minutes, which let’s be honest, is a rare thing these days especially if it’s a sci-fi involving aliens, and it flies by. However, it becomes very predictable with some of the cast dropping like flies within the first 45 minutes. The ending, too, was slightly disappointing and unsatisfactory.” HeyUGuys

Cosmic Sin is a film that is absolutely laughable when considered in terms of believable military tactics. A team of soldiers decide to conduct a rogue expedition to start a war on an enemy […] They have zero problem appropriating a planet-destroying weapon – the Q-Bomb just sits around unguarded and can be picked up and taken with nobody trying to stop them.” Moria

” …Willis appears in the film, doesn’t give very much in terms of performance or “a sh*t” and leaves the film to be carried by the rest of the cast. In this case Frank Grillo, Entourage’s Perrey Reeves and C.J Perry as Sol Cantos (now that was a surprise) – who outshine, out act and out-class Willis within literal minutes of opening their mouths and reciting Large and Drake’s script.” Nerdly

Cosmic Sin works well enough as a low budget sci-fi action, but it’s hard to avoid the sad reality that having a sub-par Willis involved, who’s attached to some of the best that the genre has to offer, leaves us with nothing new or bold enough to elevate itself from being anywhere near as watchable as its peers.” SciFiNow

” …a smattering of horror elements liven things up, there’s some impressive digital effects work (one space-based action sequence, in particular, is indistinguishable from bigger budget Hollywood fare), and the world-building efforts are admirable. There’s also strong performances from some of the key players (i.e. anyone not answering to Bruce and/or Frank) […] Ultimately, though, this is one Sin even Pope Francis would struggle to pardon.” Starburst

“There are some nice effects, and they do a reasonable job of making warehouses look like hangars and such. But the action scenes staged in them are flat, lackluster and full of people running into the open to get shot. Not that there’s that many action scenes anyway. Cosmic Sin is long on talking about what to do, and short on actually doing it.” Voices from the Balcony

Cast and characters:

Bruce Willis … James Ford
Frank Grillo … General Eron Ryle
Adelaide Kane … Fiona Ardene
Lochlyn Munro … Alex Loche
Luke Wilson … TBC
Johnny Messner … Coco
Costas Mandylor … Lieutenant Tieve
C.J. Perry … Sol Cantos
Brandon Thomas Lee … Braxton Ryle
Eva De Dominici … Juda Sayle
Corey Large … Dash
Trevor Gretzky … Felix
Robert Laenen … Lieutenant West
Eric Buarque … TBC
Alzie Williams … Futuristic Bar Patron

Technical details:

88 minutes

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