Dead Space Downfall
Would you be willing to give up your life in order to stop the spread of something deadly before it reached your home world? In October 2008, Alissa realized how dangerous it could be if her ship reached Earth and was willing to risk everything to stop it.
Directing this 74 minute animation/horror/sci-fi/thriller is Chuck Patton.
Some of the voice cast is :Nika Futterman as Alissa Vincent, Keith Szarabajka as Kr. Kyne, Jim Cummings as Captain Mathius/Farum, Kevin Michael Richardson as Samuel Irons/Pendleton/Miner, Kelly Hu as Shen, Bruce Boxleitner as Colin Barrow and Hal Sparks as Ramirez.
For a religious group known as Unitologists, this was possibly the greatest find ever: The strange giant rock that's known as the creator of all things by it's followers. This is why the worshipers couldn't wait to get it back home to Earth, so the artifact could be studied and it's knowledge passed on. What started out as a simple transporting mission to take the Red Marker artifact to Earth soon became a fight for survival for the crew of the mining ship USG Ishimura. Without warning, the Ishimura, is bombarded by reports of strange murders and suicides. After a shuttle crashes into the Ishimura, officer Alissa Vincent and her team are sent to investigate. All the team finds is an empty ship and a lot of blood, but soon enough the team finds what was on that wrecked ship. Soon enough, everyone on board the Ishimura will find out what was on board the that ship, something that should never have been let loose.
For those of you that may not know, this movie is a prequel to the popular third person shooter, survival horror video game called Dead Space, and takes place during the events of the video game Dead Space: Extraction. Never having played the game, I have no clue how well all this comes together. So as far as the film goes, the storyline was cool and I liked the playthrough. The animation isn't the best I've ever seen but is still good and clean. It's mainly the characters body movement that I don't like in the animation. I was expecting a little more imagination when it came to the Necromorphs (mutated corpses of humans) and when they did mix it up a bit, it didn't fit and just wound up sticking out and being more like a, "What's with that thing?" Yet, overall, it held my attention (which is hard to do sometimes). I enjoyed watching it and there were some pretty cool fight scenes. I'm definitely looking forward to watching the sequel, Dead Space Aftermath.
It's rated R for language, violence, brief nudity and gore.