I went to a screening of the new Ant and Dec film ‘Alien Autopsy’ on Tuesday. As I’d read nothing about it and noting the title, I was expecting a pile of pants, poor quality slap-stick sci-fi. Totally wrong, I enjoyed it, a good seven out of ten. The film is based on a true story, though after some later web-reading it’s been changed quite a bit.
The genius is the casting of Ant and Dec…. the role isn’t too difficult for them really, they’re two best friends who work together to defraud the world over ‘ET does exist type alien autopsy’.
The added piquancy is the fact that Jonathan Frakes (Commander William Riker from Star Trek The Next Generation) presented the original show that aired in the USA in the Nineties about proving the faked scenes were real. As someone who loved Next Gen (though I’m not a trekkie! there aren’t any Klingon suits in my cupboard) this was fab.
Don’t worry I’m not going to turn this blog into a film review, I’ll leave that to the professionals, but as this film was so much better than I was expecting, I thought it worth a mention.