Roswell: The Aliens Attack (1999) starring Steven Flynn, Kate Greenhouse, Heather Hanson, Brent Stait, Sean McCann directed by Brad Turner Movie Review

Roswell: The Aliens Attack (1999)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Heather Hanson in Roswell: The Aliens Attack (1999)

When Starman came to Roswell

It's 1947 and out of nowhere a spacecraft comes crashing down in the desert near Roswell, New Mexico. When the U.S. military arrive they are stunned to find two alien bodies at the crash site with narrow fingers and strangely shaped heads which they quickly take to a base whilst the P.R. machine sets about controlling the public speculation as to what has happened. What the military doesn't know is the there are two real aliens already amongst us as they look and act just like humans but are here to destroy the planet. Whilst one of them, the sexy Eve (Heather Hanson), is hell bent on completing the mission the other alien, John Deerman (Steven Flynn), finds himself taken in by widow Katie Harras (Greenhouse) and her son whose kindness makes him think otherwise when it comes to destroying the planet.

Why is it that when aliens come to Earth and take the guise of a man they seem to end up falling for a woman. Think about all those alien movies you have seen which feature an alien looking like a man and you will be surprised how often this happens or at least end up being befriended by a woman and it is a huge part of what made for TV movie "Roswell: The Aliens Attack" is about as we have an alien who ends up becoming close to a widow and her alien obsessed son causing him to decide that maybe he shouldn't blow up Earth.

Now in fairness to "Roswell: The Aliens Attack" it tries to be clever by doing this by using the Roswell connection. But it also tries to be clever by giving us Eve, the sexy looking alien who is hell bent on destroying the planet. Unfortunately it does little to make it any better and whilst "Roswell: The Aliens Attack" is not a stinker of a movie it is one which only occasionally hits average. A big part of its problem is that there is no depth to this, no real character detail to draw you in and so all we get is some alien machinations and not a lot else.

What this all boils down to is that "Roswell: The Aliens Attack" is the sort of movie which you might end up watching if you stumbled across it late at night whilst channel hopping but you wouldn't go out of your way to watch as it doesn't really have anything going on.