Dawnseeker, The: Plot Has Potential, Decent Practical Effects
Director: Justin Price
Writer: Justin Price
Release Date: September 4, 2018
Release Format: On Demand
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 1 hr 21 min
Set in the year 2245 when Earth’s sun threatens to wipe out all of humanity, “The Dawnseeker” follows five hired mercenaries who travel to an uncharted planet to collect a rare mineral known as stardust to replenish the dying star. After their spaceship crashes on the alien planet, they are stalked and hunted by a creature far more advanced than anything they have ever encountered before.
The Dawnseeker has premiered on September 4, 2018, from Uncork’d Entertainment.
The Dawnseeker is a familiar, but an intriguing concept. There is a big ode to John McTiernan‘s Predator from the plot to the practical effects. A tagline stamps this production: “Before we meet The Predator, we come face to face with The Dawnseeker”. This brings about several questions. The production triumphs on with heavy comparison while trying to be its own presence.
This plot follows a group of mercenaries who become hunted by a futuristic, technology advanced creature. The Dawnseeker, which is a splitting image of the Predator. Yet, this creature’s makeup emphasizes on creativity.
The practical effects are parallel to the decade, set in a far future. Productions with futuristic worlds are blossoming more, and this is a good time for the scene. Yet, the special effects lack in the quality department, as they fall to mediocrity.
The cinematography has a great quality. This is an essential feature of productions of this nature. The subtle background scores are a nice complement to the tone of the film. An assortment that pairs off well to the chaos.
The Dawnseeker is a promising production with potential, yet it takes a detour down a familiar path. This hinders it from having originality, which is essential in Horror, Sci-Fi entertainment in this day and age.