|Title: The Calm
Release Date: June 2007
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Runtime: 23 mins
One visitor came from the sky. Another came from the future. Tonight, LAPD Officer Ash Walker will end up fighting for his life, and it’s only a matter of time…
Directed & Written by: Akim Bischoff
Cast: Peter Nanejian
Posted by The Ultimate Predator on June 23, 2007
A low budget Predator vs Terminator fan film, this was released on the internet on Monday 4th June, 2007. The fan film was created completely (yes, costumes, storyboards, directing – everything!) by Akim Bischoff, and all the acting was done by his cousin; Peter Nanejian.
The film starts with a man walking his dog in his garden when he sees what appears to him to be a falling star, which is what we know to be a Predator spaceship. He ignores it, and goes back inside his house, where we see him eating, brushing his teeth etc. He starts to hear sounds, but again, he ignores them. However, when he is asleep, he wakes up at the sounds of more noise, and gets up, taking his gun with him. Suddenly the Predator attacks. Without giving away the exact details of this scene (its one of the best of the film), it ends with the Predator killing the LAPD officers. The Predator removes his skull and spine. Then, out of the blue (literally!), a Terminator attacks. A fight ensues, with what seems to be the Terminator’s demise. However, the Terminator’s system reboots, and he kills the Predator. Then, comes the massive twist at the end, which I found made the film really quite interesting.
This film could have been perfect. Two things, the darkness (it’s all in a dark blue hue) kind of ruins parts of the film. In fact, it’s probably one of its biggest pitfalls. The other problem, some of the scenes aren’t best directed, too many close-ups for an action film. This is ultimately what detracts it from being a 5 out of 5. What makes it great, is a brilliant storyline, a great script, cool acting, and really good costumes and effects. Its highly enjoyable, and well worth watching.
Rating: (4 / 5)