Gaze off into space...
For those who think that Predator movies are too few and far between, there’s The Dawnseeker. Are laser guns now a standard in space adventures? There is a surprising amount of special effects in this, including a bunch of computer-generated shots that look great. Whatever the budget was, it was spent wisely. This is a b-movie, make no mistake, but it’s pretty well-made.
The sound editing could’ve used more tweaking. Some laser sounds are literally missing. There is a bit of stop motion, in this, that looks kind of weird and adorable at the same time. The Dawnseeker shows the blood, sweat and tears of its cast and crew at every corner. Expect cool fight scenes roughly choreographed but exciting nonetheless, with an enthralling score.
The Dawnseeker feels like a video game. I’d play that game. It has the means and ambitions of a TV movie, and if you like those, then you know exactly the kind of production I’m describing, and it was made for you. It’s niched. It’s highly imaginative. The make-up effects look great. The costumes look nice. Of course, all of this is shot in the woods and around ruins.