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Cast: Rita Artmann, Doug Hatch, Tamara McLaughlin, Lawrence Silver, Paul Adams
At the age of 10, Australian-born Andi Gibson had what she describes as a close encounter with a flying saucer. 17 years later, an airborne extra-terrestrial armada launches a nation-wide assault on Andiís home country. Bloody hell, this is gonna be a long night.
"Australiens" is a Sc-Fi, Alien Invasion spoof that is actually better than most Alien Invasion films period. The film tells the story of Andi who had a close encounter with a spacecraft when she was a little girl. Now 17 years later she is part of one of the worse music bands you will ever hear but suddenly none of that really matters because the aliens have returned and this time they are attacking. Oh, they also kidnapped her mother while her off the rocker father hid inside a cardboard box. Now she must band together in a different way with hypochondriac brother Elliot, retired boxer cousin Keith and documentary filmmaker friend Cam. None know what they are doing but Andi is determined to get her mom back at any cost.
"Australiens" is a laugh a minute, cheese fest from Co-writer/Director, Joe Bauer who also did the special effects for the film as well and although cheesy they are also brilliant as well. To make a film such as this on a very low budget is hard enough but Bauer actually made a very entertaining film that went on to win numerous awards on its festival run.
I for one loved the filmís effects because they fit right in with the overall theme here but the thing that surprised me the most was the comedy. We all know how bad a spoof can be but this one is an exception. It is extremely funny, exciting and it is full of energy. I loved every second of it and did not want to see it end, which reminds me to say stick around for the end credits scene as well.
When you make a film like this you have to have a cast that can play these over the top characters and this cast was perfect including, Rita Artmann (Andi), Doug Hatch (Elliot), Tamara McLaughlin (Cam), Lawrence Silver (Keith) and Paul Adams (Dennis). There's not one weak link here, everyone is amazingly funny in the film. "Australiens" is available now on DVD and VOD, you can order the DVD HERE.
This is hands down the best spoof I have seen in a long time and the film is so entertaining and fun to watch that I recommend it to everyone. This has to be a huge stepping stone to bigger and better things for Director, Joe Bauer and I cannot wait to see what he has coming out next.
Released by Midnight Releasing
**** Out Of *****