Day of Reckoning online movie review - Independence Day Of Reckoning...
Fifteen years ago evil creatures from the underworld plagued the Earth with the intent of eliminating mankind.
Called the Day of Reckoning by survivors of the nightmare event, warriors of mankind again must battle the forces of darkness......
Just so you know, the best thing about this film is the one sheet that you clicked on, because like me you thought 'hmm that artwork is nice, I'm stupid enough to fall for this trap again', and yes, I fell for it.
As soon as I saw the SyFy watermark appear, my heart dropped a little, not because I knew the effects would be bad, the effects are laughably bad, and that gives the film an extra point, it's just when it's obvious when the film stops for a commercial break, it's irritating and just stops everything dead in its tracks.
Other than that, it's your atypical invasion movie. Estranged husband looking after his cheeky son, son runs off, mother becomes concerned, and father and son bond. It was a wonderful part of the narrative, in Spielberg's War Of The Worlds, but here, there was no need to introduce this, we are here to see very amateurish extras running away from terribly designed CG monsters.
As always we have a couple of special guest stars. One is the bloke who played the Vice President in Van Dammes Die Hard homage Sudden Death, and the other is the wonderfully walking cult that is Barbara Crampton.
She adds class to any film that she is in, and this why it gets another star.
So all in all, it's a terrible film, funny when it should be shocking, and although it's a must for bad movie aficionados, it gets a little bit boring toward the end.