6 November 2012 | paul_haakonsen
Not all alien invasions are adrenaline-packed action rides...
Right, don't sit down and watch this movie if you are expecting to see aliens or anything overly cool. In fact, there are no aliens in the movie at all, not in the traditional sense anyway. But then again, the movie is not really revolving around the alien invaders.
"Extraterrestre" is a movie about a woman cheating on her man with a stranger, and they end up having feelings for one another, but their story takes a turn for the absurd.
I managed to sit through the entire movie, despite it being something completely different than what I had initially expected it to be. But let me tell you, hand on heart, that it was a struggle, because this movie is dull and boring. The movie is labeled as a comedy, but it is far from the type of comedy that will make you laugh. The comedy in this movie is the absurdity of the situation and the events that unfold, but it will not make you laugh. I didn't laugh once throughout the entire movie.
This movie is more of a darkly satirical romance than it is a comedy Sci-Fi. So bear that in mind before you put it on and sit down to be entertained.
The acting in "Extraterrestre" wasn't bad, and it was actually what managed to keep the interest level somewhat above water. But it was halting, and this movie is definitely not the type of movie that you watch again once you've managed to sit through it the first time.
It is a Spanish movie, so you might want to keep that in mind prior to getting your hands on it. Personally I do enjoy movies that are not of the English language. That being said, then of course it is not every single foreign movie that manages to catch my interest or entertain me, "Extraterrestre" was one of those movies.
Throughout the movie, there is a sense of the movie is building up for something big or something interesting to happen, but it just never happens. And as such, the movie was not all that great.