Sunday 4 October 2020

REVIEW: Alien Addiction - Out on Digital Download from 12th October

Review By Jon Donnis
I was invited to review Alien Addiction, and I have to admit at first I was a little bit skeptical, but after watching this film, I can say with the upmost confidence, I have never quite seen a film like this before.

It is incredible, and in a great way. One look at the poster, and you know this is going to be different.

Set in Waikato, New Zealand, the film follows Riko, played by the excellent Jimi Jackson, he is your typical young man, has an eye for the ladies, a bit of a prankster, he is having fun with his mates, when an alien ship crash lands near his house. He then somehow makes friends with them, and they then have an awesome day and night. Of course there are protagonists, that being "Alientologist" Peter Mackintosh (Thomas Sainsbury), who has been studying UFO's for 10 years and has tracked down the aliens and Riki, and plans to expose them to the world. I wont say more than that as I don't want to spoil it any more, but let's just say that this film really is some good sh*t.

This is a funny film, I rarely laugh out loud at anything, I have seen it all, heard it all, seen all the great comedies in history, well I thought I had seen and heard it all before I saw Alien Addiction, I have to admit, this film got me, it surprised me, it made me laugh, and I have already told 3 friends about the film within 10 minutes of it finishing. And if that is not a good sign of a great film then I don't know what is. It is a completely original and unique film in this genre. I can't think of any other film to compare it to.

Something that many people may not notice in the film is the attention to detail, something as silly as the way the aliens walk had be laughing out loud, but it also had me asking, why as no other film in history where they have had bipedal aliens, ever thought of this. Something so simple, but so genius, just adds a dynamic to this film that I just would never have thought of.

This is an indie film, and as such you usually expect a low budget, but this really is a well produced film, some great camera shots, high class audio, and an all round great cast.

If you like silly humour, funny jokes, and strong "Kiwi" language, then you will love this film.
I truly believe this film will become a cult classic, with a solid following of people singing it's praises.

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This is the best Indie film I have seen in the last ten years. And as such I will give it a perfect 10/10
I absolutely loved it.

By Jon Donnis

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Digital Download Release Date: 12 October (UK)
Director: Shae Sterling
Cast: Jimi Jackson, Thomas Sainsbury, Jojo Waaka
Runtime: 137 Mins