This movie was way better than I expected. Set in a time of interplanetary colonization, Sy Lombrok, a former nurse who is now a drifter with a haunted past, forms an unlikely alliance with Kane Sommerville, a lieutenant who works for off-world military contractor Exor. In a race against time they set out to rescue Kane’s young daughter Indi amid an impending global crisis.
- Director: Shane Abbess
- Writers: Shane Abbess, Brian Cachia
- Stars: Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson, Isabel Lucas
We start out with Kane, who has a haunted past he’s running away from. He’s struggling with mistakes and trying to rebuild a life on a different world. Attempting to reconnect with his young daughter, he has her visit. She finds life on the colony boring, but they mange to reestablish a relationship.
The higher-ups work/live at a space station above the planet. While Kane is there on duty, the station is locked down. An impending disaster is about to kill everyone on the planet. He steals a ship to return to the surface and rescue his daughter.
Only, he crash lands far from the sanctity of the colony, and meets Sy. Sy was an inmate at the prison, but doesn’t reveal that fact. He and Kane forge an unlikely alliance to rescue Kane’s daughter.
This story was rich with many moving parts that came together in a lovely and satisfying way. The acting was seamless, and the special effects were very good. I felt as if I were on a colony on another planet in the future.
There was no singing or dancing, but there was the surprise of… monsters. There’s a hint there will be a volume 2 of this story, and I’d definitely watch. Warning: watch at risk of enjoying the movie. It’s currently playing on Hulu.
I give The Osiris Child the coveted ‘beer is optional’ rating. No alcohol is needed to enjoy this movie.
Curious to know more about me and what I’m working on?
KL Wagoner recently interviewed me. One of the things she asked: You’re now working on book 8 (Endpoint) in The Backworlds books. What is it about this series that keeps inspiring you to continue? How far ahead have you plotted the storyline?
Find out the answer HERE.