Rim Of The World (2019)
Directed By: McG
Starring: Miya Cech, Jack Gore, King Bach, Anthony Cavalero, Benjamin Flores Jr., Lynn Collins
Synopsis: Four misfit campers must band together and conquer their fears in order to save the world during an alien invasion. Summer camp at Rim of the World has barely begun when four misfit teenagers — Alex, ZhenZhen, Dariush, and Gabriel — find they’ve got bigger problems to face than learning how to canoe and climb ropes when aliens suddenly invade the planet. Alone in a campground once teeming with people, the kids are unexpectedly entrusted with a key that carries the secret to stopping the invasion. Without any adults or electronics to help guide the way, it’s clear what they must do: band together, conquer their fears, and save the world
Review: I had seen this advertised and it sounded like a fun adventure movie, I didn’t know what to expect or how the tone of the movie would be. If I’m being honest I pictured something Stranger Things esque.
As the movie opened with astronauts mangled bodies floating in space the music score resembled the music from Predator and that immediately got my attention. Then we’re shown a little opening creds fright scene and thrown straight down to earth where we meet our four young heroes. My favourite of the four had to be Dariush (Benjamin Flores Jr), this kid had all the funny lines and wasn’t short of one liners even in the most terrifying situations. To round the rest of the group off we have the brains of the gang called Alex (Jack Gore) , Zhen Zhen (Miya Cech) who has runaway from her home in China and Gabriel (Alessio Scalzotto) who has escaped from a juvenile detention centre.
The movie mentions a lot of other movie titles or has references to other movies, It’s always fun to hear these things being dropped in as slight nods to old and new movies. Even John Wick gets a mention.
The movie itself has a Predator, Indepeance Day, Jurassic Park, Stranger Things vibe going on and it all works well.
The CGI is really good and the battles we see are fierce and are well shot. The CGI for the monsters/aliens was pretty decent aswell. Though it’s not crammed with much plane or marine action we do get a taste of it, which would be a nice set up for a spin-off.
Overall from me this movie would be well worth a watch, it has action, comedy, horror and suspense and I think fans of Predator, Indepeance Day, Jurassic Park, Stranger Things will take to this movie.