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6 Degrees Entertainment

(Irina Starshenbaum, Alexander Petrov, Rinal Mukhametov, et al / Blu-ray / NR / 2018 / Dark Sky Films)

Overview: Moscow finds itself on the brink of destruction after a mysterious spaceship crash-lands in the center of the city.

While the government seeks to find out what the ship s passengers want and how to protect the local population, the rest of the city residents break into conflicting factions.

Blu-ray Verdict: In truth, the movie has some brilliant cinematography and is filled with action packed sequences with a wonderful story line based on jealousy, regret and turmoil. It is an excellent concept movie and the film director has done an amazing job.

In what I believe to be the very first Russian sci-fi movie, 'Attraction' is very pertinent in these times of warlike minds, xenophobia, greed and the importance of water resources.

It tells the story of a ship from the Gemini constellation that is damaged by a meteor shower, and as it enters the Earth atmosphere, it is attacked and brought down in Moscow by Russian armed forces. Just because.

I suppose that must be the protocol to deal with any ship that may appear in the skies, no matter if Chewbacca, princess Leia and Mr. Kenobi are on board!

As usual, the visitors are taken for villains, until the daughter of a Moscow officer in charge of the operation, makes contact with a young alien entity, that turns out to be a near replica of a human being.

Not a facade to interact with humans without scaring them, but a guy very human in look and bearing, with red blood and breathing our air, but with doses of compassion, curiosity, kindness and sense of humor that many of us humans need.

As always, the alien has to deal with opposition from the army and ignorant persons, only this time the leader of the "ignorant people" (a young punk from the neighborhood where the UFO fell) is in love with the officer's daughter, who in turn falls for the gentle alien.

At the same time, the masses of the neighborhood are enraged because the UFO sucks water from its surroundings and is gradually repaired with the fluid. Extreme nationalism does not take long to explode.

The writers developed all the subplots with dexterity, taking grasp of all stereotypes you usually find in action movies, comedy and science fiction.

In closing, the CGI is very good and the acting is up to scratch as once again foolish humans almost cause their city to be obliterated by mindlessly attacking the aliens! No wonder Earth is off limits to this intelligent species as too dangerous to visit! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

3 Featurettes
VFX Breakdown

'Attraction' Official Trailer