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Cast: Kellan Lutz (Expendables 3, The Twilight Saga, HBO's "The Comeback"), Daniel MacPherson (Infini, Shannara Chronicles, The Cup), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Knight of Cups) and Rachel Griffiths (Hacksaw Ridge, “Six Feet Under”)

Director: Shane Abbess

Genre: Sci-fi/Action/Adventure

Year: 2016

Rating: NR

In THE OSIRIS CHILD: SCIENCE FICTION VOLUME ONE, when a dangerous outbreak threatens to destroy everyone living on a newly colonized planet, Lt. Kane Sommerville (Daniel MacPherson) goes against orders and leaves his station to rescue his young daughter (Teagan Croft). Desperate to get to her before it’s too late, Kane enlists the help of an escaped prisoner (Kellan Lutz) as they battle their way through the chaos of a planet on the verge of annihilation. With the odds stacked against them, saving his little girl may be humanity’s last chance at survival.

The film takes place in the future when we have the ability to colonize other planets. We meet Kane Sommerville, a lieutenant who is in charge of making sure the development on the new planet goes as planed. After finding out that they plan on destroying everything on the planet because the monsters they created have escaped from the prison he decides to go against orders and heads back down to the planet in order to rescue his 11-year-old daughter who is alone in the city. But before he can start his journey he runs into Sy Lombrok, a former nurse and now escaped prisoner. Together they travel into the city in hopes of finding Kane's daughter, Indi alive before it is too late.

'The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One' is a Sci-fi/Action/Drama that plays out much bigger than it's budget might suggest. The title suggests this is the first film in a series but since the first failed to create any theatrical buzz it doesn't look like we will see any more which is too bad because I enjoyed the film and thought it got better and more interesting as it moved along.

The film was directed by Shane Abbess who also co-wrote the film with Brian Cachia. The timeline jumps around a bit as it fills us in on what happened to the two main characters to get us to where we are as the film opens. This works well for the most part and it isn't at all confusing but they could have cut out some of it for better flow.

Director, Shane Abbess does a great job at telling the story and the action and effects used are also very well done. You can tell they used the money they had on hand wisely and never over did anything that might make the film look cheesy. Abbess also had a good cast to work with, Kellan Lutz as Sy and Daniel MacPherson as Kane are both very good in the film and the play off each other perfectly. Young Teagan Croft is also excellent as Kane's daughter, Indi. The rest of the supporting cast all did a great job in the film as well. Another thing I thought was cool about the film were the monsters who looked like over sized turtles.

'The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One' is a film with big ideas that are executed very well which is quite impressive considering it did not have a large Hollywood budget to work with. By the time the film ended I was left wanting more so I hope they continue. If you like a good Sci-fi then I highly recommend checking this out. It may not be perfect but it is an entertaining film none the less.

Released by RLJ Entertainment

*** 1/4 Out Of *****