Peter (Michael Pena) is a father who is having unusual (and recurring) dreams about losing his family during what appears to be some type of alien invasion on Earth.
As he continues about his day, working at his job and coming home to his wife and two daughters, Peter struggles to focus as these dreams continue to distract him more and more. He begins to question these visions on a deeper level and tries to get help from a recommended doctor, but even doing this doesn’t feel right with him. His wife and kids all think Peter is just crazy and needs urgent help.
Soon Peter’s nightmare comes to life as the Earth is suddenly attacked by unknown aliens, just like the threat shown in Peter’s dreams. It’s now up to Peter to protect his family and get them all to safety.
As the film opened, I enjoyed that we gained a greater understanding of Peter’s world as well as a good idea as to the type of guy he is. The visions are simply small pieces to a much bigger puzzle as the film goes on. What do these visions mean? Why is Peter seeing these horrible things happening to his family? And most importantly, who and why are alien creatures invading planet Earth? Ok, I’m curious.
Without going into the territory of spoilers, I will admit the quality of this film is greater than the average film I’ve previously seen on Netflix. The picture quality alone shows that some serious effort has gone into this sci-fi film. As a plot, I love the concept of the film’s story, not to mention that it has a surprising twist that didn’t expect. I felt the vibes of a twist early on in the film but as to what the twist could be… well I couldn’t pick it (I admit it!).
To my surprise, I changed my opinion on certain elements I didn’t enjoy once the film’s ending came to light. Unfortunately, this means that for some audience members this film could be a challenging watch, but I’m going to suggest you stick with it and you be might be surprised like I was.
Overall, I was impressed with how much I enjoyed this film considering that it has gone direct to Netflix. Sure, it’s a basic sci-fi thriller, but it feels more rewarding if you can stick with the whole film and give it a chance. Compared to other Netflix films currently on show, this is one of the better ones and as to the film’s twist… I wasn’t able to predict it, making this film feel creative and somewhat refreshing to see.
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Review Written by Peter Walkden