John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, and Vera Farmiga star in this dystopian sci-fi film, in which Chicago has been occupied by extraterrestrial invaders for ten years. The story follows both those who have collaborated with the aliens and those eager to fight back. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).~Joshua Kochis
Building the World of Captive State
Feature Commentary with Director/Producer/Co-Writer Rupert Wyatt and Producer David Crockett
great new film showing us what can happen when an alien race tries to take over our freedom and way of life. good actings and hard hitting plot made it a threat to view. seeing other lifeforms is a gas and one of the better sci-fi films to watch. high ratings by me on account of the way the life form flies on an air car of some sort. and its tuffness as an outer boarder lifeline manifests its way in the film.
Captive State is an intriguing sci-fi flick that gets a major boost from its cast, particularly ringers John Goodman, Vera Farmiga and Ben Daniels. Shot in Chicago, the location gives the story a gritty realism. Better than a lot of the more recent sci-fi films, it's worth a watch.
I waited to see this on DVD, was excited but a bit disappointed. John Goodman was excellent as far as his part. Very serious character he was playing. I was a little disappointed in the storyline. I wanted to see more of the aliens in their special environment and inside of their crafts. I have seen better movies. I am not sure if I would waste my time on this until it hits the bargain bin. I will probably watch it another time and see if I have a different opinion on it.
Good science fiction tale of the world where humanity is essentially conquered and the Earth is occupied by a "Dark Federeration." An obvious mirror to the current state of our country and world. Does sort of end in perhaps a hokey idea where a grass roots rebellion starts against the occupiers when apparently Earth couldn't fight them off in the first place. If there is a Captive State 2, I would fear it might be like Rocky 4.
It is worth it to watch. The actors put on strong performances and play off of each other very well. Very detailed story telling in a genre that usually makes it about the aliens, makes this one about the characters.