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ATTRACTION
DVD review by David Blackwell

DETAILS: 133 minutes, featurettes, theatrical trailers
VIDEO: 2.40:1 (Anamorphic Widecsreen)
AUDIO: English 5.1 Dolby Digital (Dubbed), Russian 5.1 DD (original audio track)
Subtitles: English

STUDIO: Sony/ Columbia Pictures/ Capelight/ Art Pictures Studio/ Russia 1 TV/ Dark Sky Films/ MPI Media Group
RELEASE DATE: 12-4-2018
ATTRACTION is a decent Russian sci-fi movie with good special effects for the $6 million it was made for. It has shades of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL while taping into the fears humanity has when a UFO crashes in the middle of Moscow. The movie revolves around a teenage girl named Yulia, her father Colonel Valentin Lebedev, Yulia's hotheaded boyfriend Artyom, and an alien which Yulia befriends. The events in the film really start rolling when the Russian air force shoots down an alien spaceship which crashes in Moscow. Parts of Moscow is evacuated as the Russian military carefully decide what to do while a group of teenagers lead by Artyom decide to go into the evac zone to find alien technology. It leads to human fear of the unknown as some of us can't handle we aren't the center of the universe and see the worst in the unknown. We don't trust ourselves enough and we let hate and fear rule us too much at times. ATTRACTION is a decent sci-fi movie for fans of thinking sci-fi and THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL instead of expecting a big budget action sci-fi like TRANSFORMERS.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
3 promotional featurettes:
THE YOUNG CAST, SUPERSTARS, PROMO REEL which are there to promote the movie and cast and how they loved working with the director
VFX BREAKDOWN which shows how many special effects went into creating many scenes and how more than a few sequences were filmed against a blue screen or green screen
Theatrical trailer and the more effective theatrical teaser

FINAL ANALYSIS: ATTRACTION is a decent sci-fi movie that taps into the fears of humanity when first contact might happen. The special effects are decent, but you are better off watching the movie with the original Russian track (and English subtitles) since the English dubbed track is horrible.

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