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DVD Review: Breach

February 3, 2021

By John Corrado

★½ (out of 4)

Breach, a new sci-fi horror movie that is being sold pretty much solely on the presence of Bruce Willis in its supporting cast, is one of those films that feels like its plot has been copied and pasted from much better sources.

The film is set in the year 2242, and opens with the Earth having been decimated by a plague, putting all of humanity on the brink of extinction. Survivors are boarding a spaceship called the Ark, to take them to a colony that is being established on a planet dubbed New Earth.

Noah (Cody Kearsley) is one of the poor people who didn’t get a ticket, but sneaks his way onto the ship to be with his pregnant girlfriend (Kassandra Clementi), who happens to be the Admiral’s (Thomas Jane) daughter.

While the passengers are in hypersleep, Noah passes himself off as a janitor so as not to be discovered and thrown off the ship as a stowaway. He starts working alongside a gruff engineer named Clay (Willis) as part of the crew. But things start to go horrifically wrong when one of the crew members (Johnny Messner) accidentally ingests a parasitic alien that is determined to wipe out the remainder of the human race. You see where this is going?

The most that can be said about Breach , the latest low budget science fiction film from director John Suits, is that it simply isn’t very good. The screenplay by Edward Drake and Corey Large features hammy dialogue and tells a highly predictable story that borrows elements from any number of better films, with the most obvious examples being Alien and Elysium. But it lacks much of the originality or deeper social commentary of those films, which also makes its story and characters a whole lot less interesting.

The film ultimately feels like a test pilot for a network TV series. The production design is mediocre at best, and the film’s low grade computer generated effects look quite cheap. The entire thing has a sort of overly murky look to it. If you’re in the mood for a low-rent genre flick that blends sci-fi and horror elements with liberal amounts of gore, then you might find some mild entertainment value in Breach, but I can’t really recommend it.

Bonus Features (DVD):

The DVD includes no bonus features. A code for a digital copy is included in the package.

Breach is a Paramount Home Entertainment release. It’s 92 minutes and rated 14A.

Street Date: February 2nd, 2021

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