Set in the future, Earth is in major trouble. To save the remaining survivors on Earth, a large spaceship has been arranged to travel to a planet renamed “New Earth”. As the ship prepares to take off, the crew allows a small handful of civilians to fill any gaps and join the crew for the journey. A pregnant woman is accepted to go on the ship, but her partner, Noah (Cody Kearsley) is to be left behind. But thankfully Noah finds a way to get on the ship and is shortly re-joined with his partner.
As the journey is quite lengthy, Noah’s partner will go into cryosleep until the ship arrives at the new planet. On the other hand, Noah decides to work as a janitor which will allow him to stand guard over his partner and ensure everything is ok during the trip. Unfortunately for Noah and the remaining space crew working on the ship, a new terror invades and begins to attack and destroy. Thankfully, Noah will not have to fight these unknown creatures on his own. Joining him are many characters including Clay (Bruce Willis) & his future father-in-law Admiral Adams-King (Thomas Jane).
Visually, this film can be pleasing and has some creative choices regarding ‘the future’ and space. But backgrounds, including set designs, are lacking any excitement and feel dull from start to finish. The plot is relatively basic and straightforward- an alien invasion occurs on a large ship, and the crew are being hunted one by one. While the story is pretty easy, the alien/creature and how it came to the ship is rather vague and weak. Not only that, the alien is not visible for the majority of the film. The death/kills are predictable and do not provide any real scares or fun action (even with super action star Bruce Willis).
Performances are disappointing. While I was excited to see Bruce Willis feature in a space film, unfortunately, the actor’s main job in this film is to shout out several one-liners. Action sequences that include the actor have been edited to show less of Bruce. Bruce is generally hidden unless he says something heroic or cheesy, but thankfully the actor is given a fair amount of screen time unlike some of his other recent B grade releases.
Actor Thomas Jane is wasted in this role and his performance and screen time are relatively quick, and his character forgettable. Thomas Jane, who plays the ship’s admiral, also enjoys wearing aviator sunglasses for no reason other than because he wants to be cool and futuristic (I guess?). This then leaves our leading character played by Cody Kearsley, who I genuinely feel is trying to do his best, but his character lacks any real substance.
Overall, those seeking a brainless B grade sci-fi story will generally find some joy and entertainment with Breach, but I do feel it’s only for a selected group of movie lovers. Surprisingly enough, my biggest disappointment with Breach is the awful film ending. Not only is the choice of the image quality during the ending ugly, but the ending also makes no sense. Instead, I was left feeling as though my entire time watching the film was wasted, and I was left feeling frustrated.
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