Dull and dry. That is what a lot of people think about science. Above most of our heads and capabilities would be more accurate. Science fiction usually avoids the whole boredom factor by making the science part accessible and understandable to us lay folks. Throw in some spaceships, lasers and little green men and voila, interesting viewing. Unfortunately Brad Turner’s (episodes of television’s Stargate SG-1 and Bones) television film does not seem to remember that science fiction does not have to be dull and dry.
On the outskirts of Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 something crashes into the desert. When the U.S. government investigates the crash site it discovered evidence of extra terrestrials. What they don’t realize is that this is merely there to distract them from the real alien threat. These two aliens, one male and one female, look like humans, so are able to walk amongst humans undetected. They are here to wipe out the planet and all of humankind.
The whole premise of this made for television alien film is interesting, but the ball is dropped in several ways. Instead of being mysterious and creepy it is grim and dark. Plus there is ludicrous moment after silly moment. Some of the action sequences like fights are even ridiculous. The cast tries hard, but nothing can rescue this mess. They can get very little right with Roswell: The Aliens Attack…come to think of it the very title of the film should have been a dead giveaway.