Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life form began to appear and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain "the creatures"...... Our story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.
Watched this and don't know what to think other than it appears to be a road/jungle/river movie with a love story blossoming and a lot of really large aliens thrown in, now I was expecting a lot of pitched battles and military interventions but there is a lot of hardware on show constantly, jets, helicopters, tanks etc... but very little action actually seen apart from jets constantly buzzing across the screen, explosions from bombing missions (which is probably the main reason the aliens attack) and the calls of the alien creatures.
This movie is more about the relationship between the 2 main stars, ice cold and a little hostile at the beginning but develops into something more as the movie progresses, it's a low budget movie but doesn't really look it, the aliens when you see them are quite well done, the movie doesn't explain much about them, you are left a lot to form your own conclusions, which to me are the armies of Mexico and the US trying to contain the creatures in the infected zone but not having a lot of luck, this is no District 9 but it was worth a watch.
Two points to be made, this movie was said to have one of the best sex scenes ever, I didn't realise they meant alien sex (best alien sex scene my arse, have they not seen Species) and the end and the beginning of the movies are mixed up, you won't mind having watched this movie but I think it's the type of movie you would only watch once.