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  • Ben 10: Alien Swarm
    • Ben 10: Alien Swarm
    • Runtime:90 min
    • Release Date:2014-08-28 23:07:21
    • Director: Alex Winter
    • Genres: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
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MOVIE REVIEW:Ben 10: Alien Swarm
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In 2008, when I first saw the brief preview for Ben 10: Alien Swarm, I
though, "oh no, they are not making a stupid and horrible movie of Ben
10: Alien Force, not the better series". In early 2009 is when I saw
more previews for Ben 10: Alien Swarm, I thought that it didn't look
that bad.

In summer 2009, I was waiting for a preview to show some aliens in it
besides Nanomech (I already found out due to the movie set in the toy
line), than on Youtube, I saw a trailer with Big Chill and Humungousaur
in it.

I was really waiting for the movie, when it finally was on, I jumped
into my seat with joy. When it was over, I was a little disappointed
but I said to my father; "It wasn't good, but definitely better than
Ben 10: Race against Time" I give Ben 10: Alien Swarm a 6 out of 10
because it's better than the original.

Never too late to make a Ben 10: Ultimate Alien movie.

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*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I sat and watched this film for (ahem) the kids and i loved it, being a
secret Ben 10 fan (shhh, don't tell my sons) it delivered on so many
levels. I loved the portrayal of all the characters especially Kevin
Levin, brilliant. The story flowed well, and was consistently
interesting. However, i felt the character of Elena a little, annoying,
and the fact that all was forgiven with her father…not great, after
all if he hadn't have been tampering with the chips…but hey its a kid
film, and needs to be positive. They are my only complaints regarding
the film.

I loved the car chase scene with Kevin and Gwen in the dodge with the
chips following them, great scene. The film is filled with technology,
cars, and action. What more can you ask for? Its funny, and well
written with witty one liners. So if you want an easy to watch film,
that is easy going, and exciting, give Alien Swarm a go, it wont
disappoint

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After the entertaining but horrendously executed "Ben 10: Race Against
Time", Ben 10: Alien Swarm is a huge improvement. Not only does it
boast higher production values and better directing, but it effectively
captures both the look and the spirit of the original animated series
in live action form. The movie also manages to up the ante on the
action, making for a truly epic story but with a couple of flaws.

Set after the events of the "Ben 10: Alien Force" animated series, the
movie starts with the main characters Ben, Gwen and Kevin about to bust
some illegal dealers who are trying to sell alien nanotechnology. One
of those dealers is revealed to be Elena Validus, a childhood friend of
Ben and daughter of a disgraced ex-"PLUMBER" Victor Validus. (For those
who have not watched the animated series, "PLUMBERS" are an anti-alien
defense agency). Now her father has mysteriously gone missing and Elena
needs Ben's help. Suddenly the alien technology springs to life and
takes the form of a vast mechanical swarm. Following a brief scuffle
with the swarm and a short malfunction of Ben's omnitrix, our heroes
must uncover a secret alien plot to turn human beings into mindless
drones. One lead lies in an old secret involving Victor Validus and
Ben's own Grandpa Max.

The underlying mystery subplot blends nicely into the ongoing narrative
as Ben, Gwen and Kevin race to stop this evil biomechanical swarm from
turning the entire human population into mindless zombies. No doubt a
little on the cheesy side, the story fits in well with the feel of the
animated TV series while giving the illusion of a Hollywood summer
blockbuster.

Although the film sacrifices emotional depth in favor of explosive
action, Director Alex Winters spares no expense in those action scenes.
The car and motorcycle chase scenes deserve special mention as they
look really good, even better than some big budget popcorn flicks.
Ben's trademark alien transformations are kept to only 3 scenes thanks
to a malfunctioning omnitrix but the fact that those scenes take place
at night or under low lighting make the otherwise cheap looking CGI
seem a lot better than it actually is.

The character of Ben does undergo a good deal of development throughout
the course of the movie while keeping the themes of responsibility and
growing up established in the animated series. The cast play their
parts very well with only the actress for Gwen looking a little
uncomfortable with her role at times.

"Ben 10 Alien Swarm" is not free of a few nitpicks however. The entire
first half of the film plays out like a "Goosebumps" movie. Essentially
it is "Ben 10 and gang VS mindless mind-controlled zombies". Thankfully
the second half picks up the pace. Also, new viewers looking to jump
into the Ben 10 storyline and fandom would be left confused by the lack
of character introductions and explanation of technical terms as the
film zooms from one setting to the next that only a keen follower of
the animated series canon would be able to recognize and appreciate
fully. An inclusion of a booklet or featurette that introduces the
characters and explains "the story so far" would have been a much
appreciated addition to this DVD release.

Though a little inaccessible to newcomers, Ben 10 Alien Swarm is an
enjoyable action adventure and a faithful adaptation that is sure to
satisfy existing fans who were disappointed by the previous live action
movie. It is not the best among live action adaptations of animated
series, but definitely far from being among the worst.

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