Riz Ahmed Tries To Save His Sons From (Possibly Imaginary) Aliens

Seeing a Humvee kick up mud throughout the desert and a man named Ahmed flee an alien invasion along with his two youngsters instantly brings to thoughts “Invasion,” presently streaming on Apple TV+. That present is lengthy on people and brief on aliens; it takes the idea that we aren’t alone on the planet and makes use of it as some extent of distinction for characters who’re emotionally remoted (and later, bodily remoted, as they wander round varied ghost-town settings).

Reviews for “Invasion” have been lackluster, and I’ve started to lose endurance with the present myself, so in case you’re in search of extra thrills in your subsequent streaming alien invasion thriller, you would possibly discover it in “Encounter.” The movie appears to have a body-snatching element, with extraterrestrial organisms of some kind invading folks’s eyes and our bodies and making their pores and skin actually crawl. Then once more, perhaps it is all simply within the head of our protagonist.

The official synopsis for “Encounter,” by the use of Amazon, explains that Ahmed’s character is dealing with “an unhuman risk.” Dictionary.com assures me that “unhuman” is an actual phrase, even when my spellchecker would not prefer it and my mind desires to substitute “inhuman.” The synopsis:

A embellished Marine goes on a rescue mission to save lots of his two younger sons from an unhuman risk. As their journey takes them in more and more harmful instructions, the boys might want to go away their childhoods behind.

In addition to Ahmed and Spencer, “Encounter” stars Rory Cochrane, Lucian-River Chauhan and Aditya Geddada. The movie could have a theatrical launch on December 3, 2021, adopted by a streaming premiere on Amazon Prime Video on December 10, 2021.

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