‘The battlefield is here’
Showdown at Area 51 is a 2007 sci-fi action film in which two aliens arrive on Earth to battle it out and potentially destroy the planet. Also known as Alien vs. Alien
Directed by C. Roma from a screenplay co-written by Ari Graham, Brook Durham and Kevin Moore.
The movie stars Jason London, Gigi Edgley, Christa Campbell, Coby Bell, Jahidi White and Mel Fair.
When two aliens fight against each other in space they end up crash landing on Earth at Area 51, a military group goes to the location but they are killed. The former military man Jake Townsend seeks news from his brother in the base where he serves and stumbles into the alien Jude. He is wounded and explains that he needs to find a weapon before the other alien, Kronnan, activates it to destroy Earth.
The pair team up with Jake’s former girlfriend Monica Gray to search for the weapon while they are hunted down by Kronnan and a paramilitary team. But when Jake meets Kronnan, he says that Jude is the one who intends to activate the destructive weapon. Who is telling the truth?
“From the typical model agency actors to the cheap computer effects manufactured in the Eastern Bloc. The film exudes a lack of budget on all sides. C. Roma can also join the ranks of directors who are unable to convert a shortage of financial resources into inventiveness but simply continues to insist on a vision that he cannot afford.” Cinemagazine [translated from Dutch]
“The first 15-minutes of Showdown at Area 51 rank amongst the liveliest and most cheesetacular footage the Sci-Fi Channel has ever pulled off in one of their original movies. I was gobsmacked by how much fun this was. The rest of the film is more straightforward but has the schlock factor going for it that only a movie with a straight face gone this corny can achieve.” Dread Central
“Sure it’s bad when examining the acting, special effects and heaven forbid you’re looking for something that makes even a little bit of sense, but it is loaded with a load of ridiculous goodness and it has Matt Freaking Houston in it. Nuff said.” Film Critics United
Cast and characters:
Jason London … Jake Townsend
Gigi Edgley … Monica Gray
Christa Campbell … Charlie Weise
Coby Bell … Jude
Jahidi White … Kronnan
Mel Fair … Tate
Brock Roberts … Maj 12 OP 1
Lee Horsley Lee Horsley … Diamond Joe Carson
Kip Martin … Alex Townsend
Tom Lowell … Ranger #1
Michelle Anselmo … TV Reporter
Natalie Matias … Jude’s Wife
Olivia Clift … Little Girl
Lorraine Clarkson … Female Driver
Kim Marie Austin … Reporter
1 hour 36 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.85: 1
Full film – free to watch online [1080p HD]: