Dead Space: Downfall (2008) - Animation, Horror, Sci-Fi

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A prequel to the hit video game chronicling the discovery of the Red Marker and the first Necromorph outbreak.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Chuck Patton
Stars: Nika Futterman, Keith Szarabajka
Length: 74 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 11 out of 41 found boring (26.82%)

One-line Reviews (29)

What you will get out of "DS: Downfall" is a gory cartoon with average animation, weak characters and derivative yet confusing plot.

It's a game that offered nothing new, especially not plot-wise (being basically a rehash of Aliens, Thing, Event Horizon and every zombie movie out there), but tied everything it recycled in a neat package which was surprisingly enjoyable to play through.

And whilst the animation isn't stellar, as a companion piece to the video game and animated comic, it serves its adequate purpose of adding another layer to this intriguing universe, a universe that I can only hope will develop into a successful franchise.

I'm all for gratuitous violence, but blood and guts are only entertaining for so long, it would be nice to have some suspense to go with it, after the first few disembowelments and decapitations I started to lose interest.

Very exciting from start to finish, you even see the ending at the very start of the movie pulp fiction style!

Lots of pointless violence...

Overall, a decent animation flick well worth watching on DVD and for those interested, a horror survival video game has been released at the same time (the movie is a back-story to the events in the game ), named simply Dead Space and taking place in the same setting as the movie.

Non stop action, gripping storyline and great characters.

The most slower paced scenes in between gun fights are more enjoyable and really effective in their combination of lighting, shock factor and designs in conveying a overall scary feel.

Although we've seen it all before, Dead Space: Downfall is still reasonably entertaining and it's gotten me more interested in the game, so I guess it accomplished what it set out to do.

However the writers chose to subdue this interesting strand and instead incorporated a thirty minute montage of crew members being savaged by Necromorphs through some of the most bland, stilted and downright dreadful animation available.

The dialogue was pretty lame, typical American tough guy crap, it's so cliché and overdone.

I enjoyed it, is what I'm trying to say.

Ultimately, odds are you will also find "DS:Downfall" confusing, sub-par and not quite worth your time, too.

Overall, "Dead Space: Downfall", is a decent prequel that's still worth watching only if you're a fan of the game.

It was rather confusing watching the show because they didn't really explain much about this.

However, it has proved to be quite entertaining, it deserves a 7 mark as far as i'm concerned.

On the minus side; the story was far from original (see Alien and you've virtually seen this) and the plot did get a tad confusing in several places.

There's a bunch of cliché, stock characters, horrible pacing, unoriginal, unmotivated and contradictory dialog and one of the most generic animation teams they could find.

Yet beneath the blood covering the crevices of the Ishimura and the mundane brutality of limbs being severed, is an undercooked plot circling around faith.

What could have made the movie great, such as the power struggle intrigue, the pseudo religious sub plot and the scary atmosphere in the 1st quarter, were cast aside in favour of following tried and tested(see cliché) story plot and themes.

This anime was far more entertaining than I'd expected, a pleasant surprise.

Sadly, the film chooses to focus on the bland and clichéd story of the security team tackling the alien infestation.

There is some bad language but it seems pointless to complain about this given the level of violence.

The voice acting was nearly as tedious as a Bible reading powered by the emotionless tones of Tommy Wiseau.

the plot was good to and keeps you interrested and keeps a good tempo and the Movie isnt too long so you dont get bored.

Bad voice acting, poor animation, predictable plot, and lack of character development really soils this stinker.

It's an interesting setting and theme, however the plot is dull and the characters utterly bland and unengaging.

STill worth watching, though!