Harbinger Down (2015) - Horror, Sci-Fi

Hohum Score

10

Engaging

While studying the effects of global warming on a pod of whales, grad students on a crabbing vessel and its crew uncover frozen Soviet space shuttle and unintentionally release a monstrous organism from it.

IMDB: 4.5
Director: Alec Gillis
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Camille Balsamo
Length: 82 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 13 out of 72 found boring (18.05%)

One-line Reviews (30)

Actually Enjoyable .

this kind of movie I watch when I'm sick or bored online not in Cinema.

There are no surprises in this film,you know whats gonna happen and how this will end and that kills all the excitement and so it's boring.

I just waste time and money to watch.

Authentic latter-one goes good with nerve thrilling and simple dramatic (also visual) moments.

Despite the effect used, CGI or practical, the movie has to be engaging.

Also, the part where all the characters meet each other for the first time is a bit of a bombardment of weak disjointed dialogue.

The movie is very dull, sorry.

It wasn't a great movie, but it was enjoyable to watch and had some good moments.

Don't waste your time .

What I liked also is that the characters themselves were borderline interesting making the entire feel more engaging when adding a little depth to them.

It was the incredibly tight writing and story-telling, the engaging characters and actors who brought them to life, and some masterful direction.

So, anyhow, Alec Gillis decided that it's been far too long since someone ripped off 'Alien' and 'The Thing.

But the bad acting (it's just so bad, y'all, with our protagonist, our heroine being the worst of the lot) just dragged the whole thing down.

The monster instead cowers in a dark corner, ashamed to show it's ugly face, while unlikeable characters and a largely un-engaging plot take the centre stage.

Enjoyable, low- key genre flick, definitely not as bad as its rating says.

Writer/director Alec Gillis keeps the familiar, but still enjoyable and engrossing story moving along at a brisk pace, maintains a grimly serious tone throughout, brings a right-on mean'n'lean no-nonsense sensibility to the premise, generates a good deal of tension, and makes nice use of the cramped claustrophobic setting.

The great thing about this predictable movie is the special effects, which look fantastic and were done without a single frame of CGI, something very rare in this day and age.

Leading lady was boring with some forgettable flat performances.

An enjoyable ride.

The special effects, which were all practical effects I found very enjoyable to watch.

Entertaining low budget movie .

"), some thoroughly easy-to-hate characters and an icky, morphing creature, made "Harbinger Down" an enjoyable monster- fest.

Was there a larger than life moral that one can leave the theater with and become a better person?

Afterall, I rather watch a flick with a decent, entertaining story (I'm talking about a basic horror-flick-story by all means.

Really boring trash unworthy of any praise at all.

Hope you find this useless, and if your just ordinary people don't waste your time with this crap.

No message of ecological ideals or scientific responsibility.

Story and editing aside, it is entertaining, if predictable, and is, unlike many movies these days, mercifully short.

It starts well with the tension of things to come but post the alien creature attacks its first human victim in the ship, the scare factor is predictable and the jumps hardly startle you except in the initial scenes.