DIRECTOR: BRIAN SLAGLE / SCREENPLAY: BRIAN SLAGLE, ROBERT THOMPSON / STARRING: VIVICA A. FOX, DANIEL BALDWIN, STINK FISHER, DEVANNY PINN, VERNON WELLS / RELEASE DATE: TBC
A squad of ex-"oorah" marines are sent by the President of the New United States of America on a suicide mission to retrieve an alien bio-weapon in the lacklustre and sluggish Crossbreed.
Sci-Fi Military films can be brilliant - they can expertly merge true to life stories with the fantastical in order to create vast worlds and rich, interesting characters, or they can be an excuse to have blockhead pieces of meat run around with guns talking about how big their dicks are - and in the case of this particular film, it is most certainly the latter.
Adam (Fisher) has retired from military service and now runs a bar in honour of his deceased wife and daughter before he recruited back to take on this dangerous mission by the President (Fox) in return for a large cash sum which will help his struggling business venture. He also gets to put together his own squad of muscle which presents us with an eye-rolling montage introducing us to these weak and boring characters meaning we as an audience can't wait for the bloodshed to begin.
In terms of character development, Adam (also known as "Boss") and his close friend Rey (or "Slaughterhouse") are the only two who even possess a personality - the others who, quite frankly are incredibly forgettable, are just there to be violently pulled apart by the "Crossbreed" that the title of the film eludes too. Now, this alien creature is arguably the only memorable aspect of the film as actress Devanny Pinn was put in prosthetics for the role and the creature design was visually appealing as she stalks the marines and evolves throughout the film.
Ultimately, this wayward and, in terms of dialogue, cringy attempt at a sci-fi action film is wooden, noisy and very forgettable.