This film has giant sets of balls, and, by that, I mean an almost exclusively male cast with big biceps and big guns. When they’re not shooting villains, they’re fist fighting them. The costume and prop design are interesting. The set design is minimalist but manages to tell a story. We do believe this takes place in a dystopian future aboard a facility orbiting the Earth, as intended.
The cybernetic enhancements look cool. The costume and prop design are competent. The space shots are particularly well done, considering this isn’t exactly a blockbuster. The film could use a more immersive score. At times, between two blocks of dialogue, Crossbreed feels like it’s on autopilot. It’s like it’s postponing the alien. In fact, we don’t see the monster nearly enough.
Ultimately, it’s the science fiction mumbo jumbo and the procedural that kill the pacing. This film will work particularly well on science fiction geeks with a passion for detail and testosterone. Mainstream audiences may not be so forgiving of Crossbreed’s weaknesses. At some point, this turns into a space opera and it’s hilarious. Come on, real men don’t cry!