Hello everybody! Today we have one of the films added to the Dead Space video game franchise, Dead Space: Downfall.
DEAD SPACE: DOWNFALL
DIRECTOR: Chuck Patton
STARRING: Nika Futterman, Bruce Boxleitner, Keith Szarabajka, Jim Cummings, Kelly Hu, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jim Piddock
GENRE: Animated Horror
COUNTRY: United States
The USG Ishimura, a miner spaceship, is transporting a strange artifact called the Red Marker. In the Aegis VII colony, where the Red Marker was found, there are some suicides and murders and the people are slowly going mad. The people are being infected by something. Barrow, the foreman, finds the body of his wife having committed suicide. Barrow decides to escape the colony’s madness and, taking his wife’s body, goes on board the Ishimura. But something happens to Barrow’s wife on board the Ishimura.
Dead Space: Downfall, hereby shortened to DSD (just for this article), is an interesting addition to the Dead Space video game series. DSD has an interesting animation style, which I am not really sure where I stand on it. It is a mixture of Japanese anime style and like 1980s Heavy Metal animation. I think it contributes to the grittiness of the film, but it could have looked sleeker. The sound works with the atmosphere, but it anything special. I can’t forget about all of the blood and gore, there is plenty of that.
Now DSD wasn’t as disappointing as I had thought, but isn’t as good as I hoped. The voice acting was subpar, some of the main cast was alright but far from superb. The story is pretty close to the game, so there isn’t anything notable that you couldn’t find in the game. I want to mention that unnecessary flip that is mentioned in the title. In one of the rescue scenes, the two main characters crawl through an air vent to sneak around some monsters. our protagonist flips as she exits the shaft, while her comrade just climbs down.
- Monster/character design.
- Sound Design.
- Dark ambiance
- Main characters.
- Animation style.
- Lack of grittiness.
SCORE: 6.0 / 10
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