Scavengers Trailer Serves Up Ultra-Low-Budget Space Opera Starriing Jeremy London and Sean Patrick Flanery
Just because a movie is ultra-low-budget, doesn’t mean it’s completely terrible. Conversely, just because a movie costs millions upon millions of dollars to make, doesn’t mean it’s going to be a good movie either. (Look at After Earth for an example of that latter argument). A new ultra-low-budget space opera called Scavengers is being released on home video, and it looks like it might fill the void for disappointing summer blockbusters.
Scavengers new trailer looks pleasantly trashy. Minus the early-2000s-level CGI, Scavengers has some thrilling and intense moments, overly dramatic voiceover work, and a scenery-chewing villain. Scavengers looks like the perfect cheesy sci-fi movie for hanging out with friends while drinking some ice-cold beers.
When a team of space scavengers discovers advanced alien technology that threatens the balance of the known universe, the crew of the Revelator must fight through deep space to locate and protect the alien device. Meanwhile, a rival crew of intergalactic mercenaries pursues them to no end. Is it me or does this premise really seem like an episode of Firefly (with aliens) or Star Trek: The Next Generation? Scavengers also looks like it could be the prequel to Lockout.
The ultra-low-budget space opera features John Lee Ames, Roark Critchlow, Sean Patrick Flanery, Jennifer Jalene, Louise Linton, Jeremy London, J.J. Nolan, Tyler Poelle, and Russell Richardson as Overkill. Travis Zariwny wrote and directed the science fiction film.