COSMIC SIN – A Review by John Strange
The story of Cosmic Sin revolves around a “First Contact” with an alien race that goes horribly wrong and the events that follow.
When General Ryle (Frank Grillo) is notified of the event, he tells his subordinate to tell no one and get James Ford (Bruce Willis) to the base. He then his truck around and rushes back to that same base.
This is a gritty sci-fi action film with interesting special effects. The filmmakers have created a novel way to insert troops into battlefields in another solar system, a variation on the transporters used in the Star Trek universe. This is a very cool visual that also saves them the expense of needing any spaceship sets (though we do see several ships of varying sizes via CGI).
Overall, the film is fun to watch with a good plot but a bit thin on actual story. We satisfy our need for action, but the interesting creatures are pretty much invisible to us as they take over the bodies of their prey to use as hosts (an homage to Star Gate or Invasion of the Body Snatchers?). While saving the filmmakers money, we still got to watch Ford and company battle an adversary complete with plenty of angst.
The supporting cast is good, an interesting mix, and they give excellent performances. Bruce Willis, Frank Grillo, and Costas Mandylor are among my favorite action stars, so it was good to see them on the screen together.
I am glad I saw this film; I was just left wanting more. The best rating I can give Cosmic Sin is 3.5-stars. It felt like the filmmakers gave us everything they could within their budget, but it wasn’t quite enough to fully flesh this story out.
Director: Edward Drake
Cast: Frank Grillo, Bruce Willis, Brandon Thomas Lee, Corey Large, Perrey Reeves, CJ Perry, Lochlyn Munro, Costas Mandylor, Adelaide Kane
MPAA Rating: R (for language including some sexual references, and violence)
Selig Rating: 3.5 Stars
Runtime: 90 Min.
Trailer: COSMIC SIN Trailer
Release Date: In Theaters, On Demand, and On Digital March 12, 2021
The Selig Rating Scale:
5 Stars – Excellent movie, well worth the price.
4 Stars – Good movie
3 Stars – OK movie
2 Stars – No need to rush. Save it for a rainy day.
1 Star – Good that I saw it on the big screen but wish I hadn’t paid for it.