We’ve seen a ton of alien invasion movies over the years. That genre isn’t wanting for coverage at all. But rarely do we see a movie that deals with the aftermath of an invasion – what the world (assuming it isn’t destroyed) looks like years after aliens colonize rather than annihilate. Such is the case with Captive State, a flick set a decade after an extraterrestrial takeover, with some characters complying, and other resisting.
Directed by Rupert Wyatt, who helmed The Gambler (44%), The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (82%) and The Escapist (66%), Captive State looks interesting, if a bit too spread out. From the trailer it seems to focus on a small patch of resistance fighters in Chicago while also trying to give us the full scope of a new alien-run world. It may have spread itself too thin. It looks intriguing and thought-provoking, but I suspect some of the machinations sour critics a little.