Hmph. Scavengers. Well, there aren’t a whole lot of things I can say for Scavengers. I’m not going to trash this film because that is not what I do. Making an “epic” science fiction film set in space with spaceships fighting and flying through the air on a minimal budget isn’t easy and it is extremely difficult to make it not look like a cartoon. Sadly, Scavengers is one of those films.
The plot of Scavengers is this: a group of scavengers discover alien technology that will throw the balance of the universe off. However, a rival group of mercenaries/scavengers is in pursuit of the device as well.
Like I stated previously, making a low budget sci-fi flick is very difficult when you have a lot going on. Scavengers begins with what it seems like an intergalactic war when a crew ship is waiting to float by and scavenge whatever they can. The film itself just drops you into what feels like the middle of the film, which threw me off right away. Then it goes back and forth between different characters on other ships which is even more confusing. We don’t even know who is who until 20 minutes into the film and by then most people have probably already lost interest.
Jeremy London does a pretty decent job and his character is pretty well done, but it is too bad he shows up a little too late. Sean Patrick Flanery is also in this flick but his performance is a little weak. It feels like he doesn’t even want to be there, but neither did I.
I know I’m probably not talking anyone into seeing this film but I’m just giving my honest opinion. Why don’t you find out for yourself and give the film a try? I don’t mind being proved wrong . . . or right.
Scavengers was released on DVD September 3 via Image Entertainment.