Tuesday, July 7, 2009

TRANSMORPHERS: FALL OF MAN

A prequel to 2007’s highly profitable direct-to-video knock-off TRANSMORPHERS, FALL OF MAN has alien robots invading Earth, while a small band of resistance fighters take refuge underground. Top-billed Bruce Boxleitner (BABYLON 5) survives for about half the movie, and when his character dies, so does any entertainment value this production might have had. The CGI robots are adequately rendered, but not particularly menacing.

As I’ve said before, when The Asylum turns their talents – limited, as they may seem – toward their more original productions, they’re capable of some interesting work. But these quick, cheap, throwaway "mockbusters" are obviously going to continue to be their bread and butter, targeting unwary renters who might confuse the studio’s imitations for the real things.

Anyway, The Asylum presents TRANSMORPHERS: FALL OF MAN in a 1.66:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer with5.1 Surround sound. There’s a "Making Of" featurette, some deleted scenes, a blooper reel and trailers for other current Asylum films.

Not recommended.

BUY: Transmorphers: Fall of Man