Final Recall (2017) DVD Review

Director: Mauro Borrelli | Run time: 90 minutes | Signature Entertainment | On sale 21st August

A group of friends are spending the weekend at a cabin while, unbeknownst to them, aliens have begun to attack planet Earth. A number of them are abducted by the alien spaceship hovering over the forest. Annie and Charlie survive the mass-abduction and must rely on an eccentric and dangerous hunter who seems to have special knowledge of the attack. The Hunter goes on explaining that this day has been anticipated for years and extra-terrestrials have been guiding Earths evolution in preparation for their ultimate takeover.

Released in some countries as The Recall, Final Recall is a sci-fi/teens in peril yarn starring Wesley Snipes.

Snipes is still trying to get himself back on track following a slump in his career and a three year stint in prison for tax evasion. He has been in a handful of features since, although none match the heights of his careers heyday. Snipes must be hoping for a wave of nostalgia to bring about a revival in the Blade series that he starred in…

Here he gives an acceptable performance and warrants himself being the main selling point of the flick. His turn here is often intense, world weary and, of course, bad ass. For his age the actor has aged well which shows that he could perhaps still play Blade, if it just so happens.

The genre for Final Recall is sci-fi and the plot feels like a mash up of several better known features of said genre. The usual alien abduction stuff is here but the story has moments that bring to mind Predator (1987) and even *batteries not included (1987) and The Evil Dead (1981). Perhaps this varying narrative will have something to please everyone.

The special effects aren’t too bad, with some moments that are impressive enough to make the viewer think that The Recall was made on a much bigger budget.

Also available on Blu-ray.

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