Marc Singer , Faye Grant, Michael Durrell, Peter Nelson, Jane
Badler, Neva Patterson, Andrew Prine, Robert Englund, Richard
Herd, Penelope Windust, Rafael Campos
205 Minutes, Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
Description: Aliens pretending to be friendly come to
Earth and are received openly. The aliens have masqueraded themselves to look
just like humans. When it is discovered that the aliens' planet is dying and
that they have come to rape the Earth of its natural resources, the war for
Earth begins. An important key to the humans' success is distinguishing their own from the aliens.
before giant flying saucers floated ominously over the major
cities of the world in Independence
was V. One of the most expensive television movies ever
made, V with its above average special effects, was also
a tale of alien invaders. Unlike the invaders of Independence
Day, these reptilian creatures were a more patient lot.
Their approach was rather to pose as humanity's friends on peace
mission while threatening to establish a fascist dictatorship
using earth's scientists as scapegoats.
its cardboard characters, V (originally shown in two
parts and followed by V: The Final Battle and a
television series) proved imminently watchable and a hit with
most television audiences.
Worth checking out on video if you
haven't seen it - in some ways it is much better than the
much-hyped Independence Day.
Sci-Fi Movie Page Pick: This made for TV series replete with cardboard sets and characters is actually more fun
and thrilling than the 1996 Independence Day blockbuster.