Mankind’s Last Stand
Release Date: 20 April
2015 | 15 | DVD
Although marketed as a found- footage feature, Mankind’s Last Stand can be more accurately filed under “mockumentary”. Following a platoon of gum- chewin’ American GIs across Afghanistan and Pakistan as they go head to head with the last remnants of an alien invasion force, the movie flashes between kinetic, CGIdrenched shoot-’ em- ups and standard talking head monologues.
Director Jabbar Raisani uses the Middle Eastern setting to make some clunky parallels with the War on Terror, but the flimsy rent- a- grunt characterisation and weakness for military movie clichés mean that the film never manages to transcend its cash- strapped budget.
Making Of; deleted scenes. Steve O’Brien