A Outline Review of SCREAMERS: THE HUNTING on Syfy from Saturday Night 3-20

by on March 22, 2010

in Entertainment

I caught the Saturday night Syfy Channel movie titled Screamers: The Hunting.  It was made in 2008 and I have to say that it wasn’t bad compared to what they usually have.  It felt like a real movie and from how it seemed, it was a sequel to the 1995 Screamers.

Despite feeling like a real movie, it still had some flaws.  The ending did not surprise me at all.  Throughout the movie it had the feel of the Alien sequel, Aliens.  Which oddly, was on Syfy just before this.  (Were they sending us a secret message?)  And the guy that survived all the screamer attacks, tell me, if you saw this movie, that it didn’t feel like Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation, who was played by Sam Worthington?  (Crap, did I just spoil it for anyone?)

All aside, the movie was put together rather well. The story stayed compelling and the effects weren’t the usual hokey, but were reasonable to decent.

Syfy then aired the first movie, the 1995 Screamers, starring Peter Weller.  I got to see how it all began.  It was more of a character focus but it delivered story as well, and this time, I was surprised by the ending.

All in all, my Saturday night on Syfy turned out O.K.!

The Plot Summary for Screamers is as follows on IMDb:

On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers designed for one purpose only — to hunt down and destroy all enemy life forms But man’s greatest weapon has continued to evolve without any human guidance, and now it has devised a new mission: to obliterate all life.

And for Screamers: The Hunting:

A group of humans arrive on Sirius 6-B to investigate an SOS signal sent out from the planet, which has been supposedly deserted since the destruction of the man-made weapons known as “screamers.” Once the squad arrives, they find a group of human survivors eking out an existence in an old military outpost, but more important, they discover that the threat of the screamers has become even more insidious, now that they’re able to morph into human form.

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