A cosmic nightmare from the minds of H.P Lovecraft and Richard Stanley. 'Color Out of Space' follows Nathan (Nicolas Cage) and Theresa Gardner (Joely Richardson) and their children, whose recent retreat to rural life crumbles when a meteorite crashes into their front yard, infecting both the land and the properties of space-time. The local wildlife begins to mutate and the family attempts to fight the contagion that has consumed their farm with the help of a friendly hydrologist (Elliot Knight) and eccentric neighbour (Tommy Chong). But what chance can a few humans have against a nebulous entity capable of traversing the gulf between worlds, a nightmarish being that exists beyond the limits of the human spectrum?
- Color Out of Space review by Spider
I was glued to the screen for this movie and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s slightly art house in the style of Annihilation (and of course has a similar concept, based on a story by Lovecraft) but is still a gripping horror. The practical effects towards the end are reminiscent of The Thing. Nicolas Cage is relatively calm for the first hour but we then get the characteristic Cage mania at the end. Highly recommended.
The effects are decent but the film is terrible.Towards the end we started to find it a bit amusing although it is not meant to be .The script is lame
& story implausible in places .Nicholas Cage is Nicholas Cage but Joely Richardson's acting is poor & not believable .
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A dreadful film, almost amateur in its production.
- Color Out of Space review by DS
This is promoted as a sci fi film but in fact it is a very unoriginal derivative horror film. There is no coherent plot and the effects and ideas are all taken from other horror and sci fi genres. The first part of the film is slow and does not really gel with the later parts where the events become stupid rather than scary. The film cannot be viewed as really funny i.e. ott or as really scary. I have rarely seen such a bad film that has a reasonable cast. There are some awful B movies out there but this film has the look of a first project by a bunch of film students experimenting with CGI and special effects.
There are some very well produced and scary sci films e.g. Ridley Scott's Alien. The Color of Space is not one of these.