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REEL Film Nerds Episode #182: “Tributary – Extinction”

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Mysterious Mike Talent finally picked a film for review this week. Another Netflix Original and this one is a couple of years old. The SciFi thriller Extinction starring Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan. Other topics include Four Peaks releases their Pumpkin Porter early, SpaceX splashdown, and what order to watch the Star Wars films.

This is the first time in a while the guys do not agree on a film. Mike really enjoyed Extinction, especially the story. Matt on the other hand thought the only thing worth while in this film is the huge slap in the face twist. The acting was subdued and nothing special. The computer generated imagery was awful, especially one scene towards the end of the movie. If you are not into SciFi and big Twilight Zone style twists you might want to pass on this film, if you ask Matt. Mike on the other hand thinks it is definitely worth a watch being only 90 minutes long and easily available on Netflix. He graciously awards the film 3 out of 5 Reels. Matt uncharacteristically with a lower rating gives Extinction 2 out of 5 Reels, barely.

Next week we plan on having a newer movie review and giveaway! We were lucky to be contacted by the studio that produced The King of Staten Island and they will be providing us with some giveaway copies. Make sure to listen to next weeks episode for your chance to win. Thanks for listening to our pod, hopefully you enjoyed it as much as we did. Chat at you next week!

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Director: Ben Young

Writers: Spenser Cohen, Brad Kane, and Eric Heisserer

Stars: Michael Pena, Lizzy Caplan, Amelia Crouch, and Erica Tremblay

Release Date: July 27, 2018

Storyline from IMDB

A father has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction. Fighting for their lives, he comes to realize an unknown strength to keep them safe from harm.

Watch the Extinction trailer below.

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