Star Raiders: The Adventures of Saber Raine


Adventure / Sci-Fi

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40%
IMDb Rating 3 10 300


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Casper Van Dien as Saber Raine
Cynthia Rothrock as Kandra Syn
James Lew as Sinjin
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589.84 MB
25 fps
1hr 23 min
P/S 2 / 29
1.22 GB
25 fps
1hr 23 min
P/S 6 / 37

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Reviewed by peter-2002 5 / 10

Bad in a good way

I liked this movie.

It's definitely a B movie, much of the acting as well as the effects is so-so, but there are also clear nods to old school sci-fi, kind of a mix of some old Flash Gordon movie and some of the cheaper 80's sci-fi stuff, but also randomly mixed up with modern style tech/effects just to spice things up.

If you also consider that it's literally a low budget movie (at least partially financed through fundraising), it's not bad at all.

I think it works. I've seen worse stuff rating higher on IMDb...

+ + + Just to give you perspective: I like sci-fi a lot. I rarely shut off or fast forward even the shittiest of movies. It has happened perhaps 2-3 times that I can remember, and I've watched hundreds of sci-fi movies and TV shows.

Reviewed by William Hostman 8 / 10

Old school in oh so many ways - including bad acting

This is old school space opera at its full silly. When I watched it, I didn't note the release date. It felt like I was watching something from the late 80's or early 90's.

It looks like 1980's movie effects. The script is typical 80's low budget. Boy meets girl, boy and girl save the universe. Boy and girl fall in love. It even borrows the look of Han Solo from the 80's. White shirt, blue uniform jacket with no insignia, blue uniform trousers, obvious sidearm... and just slightly graying.

Wait, let's run that checklist again: Boy Meets Girl: Two, actually, both aliens. (One is Very Near Human, one isn't.) Boy and Girl save the universe: Kinda... for the moment... but the villain escapes for the sequel. Boy and Girl fall in love: Yep. Well, it sure looks like it.

The thing is, this is a modern cast, with retro (obviously practical), Gerry Anderson style FX. Space Precinct wants it's look back...

Casper van Dien is at his heroic comfortable level here. He does some stunt work, he does a decent sword-fight or two (depending upon where one draws the line at decent), and is the worst actor of the primary cast - and at that, he's not bad. He's the right age and physicality fr the character.

Britt Laree does an excellent job as Fade - who is the leading lady every bit as much as Casper is the Leading man.

Sara Salizar is definitely making a good choice moving to acting... she's both easy on the eyes and ears, and made me care about her character.

And the actress under the lizard mask does a remarkable job considering the lack of articulation.

Despite this seeming like a complaint, it's not. I love practical FX, even in miniatures. I love the "Tangibility" of them.

And this does it reasonably well for the ships. Not, however, for the aliens. Oh, my, how very Jason of Star Command they are. (Look it up, younglings. It's a fun ride. Lame FX, but a fun ride.)

The thing is, this looks like it was aimed to be either a series of low budget made for TV movies, or a pilot for a TV show, and not committed to which... And it ends on a scenery-chewing note by the villain. It screams, "More to come!" It's set, however, so that the first adventure has hit a strong chapter break, just in case funding fails.

Bottom line: Waiting for the sequel...

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