THE PROTOTYPE (2022) Reviews and overview of sci-fi thriller

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‘Left for dead. Back for more’

The Prototype is a 2022 American science fiction film about a government agent who stumbles upon an alien conspiracy to conquer Earth. Using a blue liquid created by the aliens to make soldiers stronger, he becomes The Prototype – the only hope for mankind.

Directed by Marcelo Grion from a screenplay co-written with Stephen Brown and Stephen Karandy (Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero).

The movie stars Mark Vasconcellos, Juan Antonio Devoto, Ken Belsky and Victoria De Mare.


The Prototype uses the low budget side of the production to help focus on the dialogue, offing deeper conversations about how things could be changed, when it comes to the action side of the movie, there is a clear weakness being shown, which is going to have to be something you will have to overlook to get the enjoyment out of the film.” Movies Review 101

“The film certainly doesn’t make it easy on itself. It’s not the script, or actually, at the same time, it is. It was definitely too ambitious for the budget and talent that was available.” Seal Team 1138 [translated from Dutch]

” …the film is a really fun ride, with plenty of fistfights and shoot-outs, some quite decent effects work, and some fun costume choices. And not only in these costume choices but in everything, The Prototype is pretty much a perfect throwback to 1980s and 1990s macho action B-movies…” Search My Trash

“Older audiences may find it somewhat nostalgic, and may also notice Theresa Tilly from the original Evil Dead in a small role. Others audiences may find it a bit too low budget and amateurish, but It’s still better than similar films like The Alpha Code or most of what comes from The Asylum.” Voices from the Balcony

The Prototype had a limited theatrical release in Arizona via Harkins Theatres from February 25th 2022. Vision Films released the film On-Demand (VOD) in North America on March 8th 2022.

Not to be confused with the British movie Prototype (also 2022).


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