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         The Osiris Child:

Science Fiction Volume One

                         review by Bobby Blakey

With a certain big entry in easily the most popular franchise in the world getting ready to hit theaters fans often forget about all the other sci-fi films that are constantly getting released. The latest is The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One starring Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson, Isabel Lucas, Rachel Griffiths, but does it offer up anything worth checking out or will it fail to escape from itself?

The Osiris Child follows a newly colonized planet where Lt. Kane Sommerville goes against orders and leaves his station to rescue his young daughter. Desperate to get to her before it’s too late, Kane enlists the help of an escaped prisoner 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. Going into this film I wasn’t sure if it was just going to be another SyFy Channel type of thing or what, but was surprised to see that it looked like it had a decent budget and the time was spent to attempt to make something that stands out. The story is broken up into chapters and often feels like it might have originally been some sort of web series, but I think it was just their way of telling the story.

The idea isn’t anything we haven’t seen before, but it works on some levels and managed to be a decent film. There is some good action and practical creature effects, which is always a plus. One of the biggest issues here seems to be the ease in which everyone seemed to just agree to work together or become some sort of family pretty fast. They go from not trusting or hating each other to instant friends a bit too fast. There is also some elements of the story that aren’t quite fleshed out, but by the time it was over looked to hope they will get to keep the story moving into a Volume Two. I was surprised how good the special effects look in this film as most of the straight to home release are pretty weak looking.

At the end of the day this film isn’t changing anything in the world of sci-fi and will likely split fans of the genre down the middle, but I found it to entertain just enough to keep me interested. In addition to the film this release includes numerous featurettes, deleted scenes, a music video, photo gallery and more. Grab your copy of The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One available now from RLJ Entertainment.

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