The Outer Limits: Zanti Misfits 1995 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
The inhabitants of planet Zanti have sent some of their exiles to Planet Earth, because they don’t believe in executions. There has been a specific land allotted for the Zanti exiles to land, making sure that no one else can enter the area. However, when a couple who are on the run break through the gates and enter the area, the Zanti misfits are somehow let loose and go after the human race. It is now up to a group of men, secretly operating from a ghost town (and in communication with the other planet) to stop the aliens before they spread and destroy everyone.
This episode had a lot of potential. It really makes you think how harmful the human race can be, where we kill our own species to such a level that even other planets are aware of. However, I wasn’t too thrilled with it. Sure, the special effects were a little cheesy, but that wasn’t what bothered me (since this show is from the 60s and it is understood that the crew did the best with what they had). What bothered me was the twist in the end of the episode. It seemed more like a let down after watching 50 minutes of the episode. If the Zanti sent their exiles to be destroyed by humans, why did they ask the humans to go through all the trouble to give them their space in the mountains? If the 2 fugitives hadn’t accidentally been in that area, would the humans have just continued to leave the Zanti ship remain without doing anything, letting the exiles roam free in the land? It doesn’t make sense.
Anyway, coming to the cast, I think everyone acted really well. Michael Tolan acted well as Steven Grave, the historian of interplanetary events. Bruce Dern and Olive Deering played their role convincingly as Ben and Lisa, the unfortunate couple who arrive at the site.
To quote Vic Perrin (the Control Voice): Throughout history, various societies have tried various methods of exterminating those members who have proven their inability or unwillingness to live sanely amongst their fellow men. The Zantis tried merely one more method, neither better nor worse than all the others; neither more human nor less human than all the others…perhaps merely non-human.
About The Outer Limits: Zanti Misfits (1995)
Starring: Vic Perrin, Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, Robert Duvall, John Hoyt,
Runtime: 60 minutes
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