The Puppet Masters


Dir: Stuart Orme
Star: Eric Thal, Julie Warner, Will Patton, Donald Sutherland

[18] Hell, if Lord of Illusions looked like an adult X File, this one starts even closer to the mark, with a government agency investigating a crashed UFO near a country town. The first ten minutes or so are cracking, a great monster and Sutherland whipping up a storm as the agency head. Sadly, this doesn't last and it degenerates into a routine action movie, in which the aliens are hardly seen. Though Sutherland continues to try his best, he just doesn't get enough screen time; no-one else in the cast has the stature to provide the necessary memorable moments. The Hidden did far more with just two aliens.

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