Ben 10: Alien Swarm

This feature length film is the exception that proves the rule. Most of the time sequels are weaker than the originals. This is not the case with "Ben 10: Alien Swarm". "Ben 10: Alien Swarm" is the Cartoon Network's live action series that centers around a group of young people always doing battle against different alien groups. "Ben 10: Race Against Time" was the first full-length feature based on the television show and it was bad. While "Ben 10: Alien Swarm" is not fantastic it is an improvement.

An alien race is planning to invade Earth. Ben Tennyson (Ryan Kelly – Letters from Iwo Jima) is the only human who seems brave and strong enough to stand up to them. His stand against the aliens is jeopardized when he decides to team up with someone outside of his team. Gwen (Galadriel Stineman – Junkyard Dog), Kevin (Nathan Keyes – appeared in episodes of Brothers & Sisters and Numb3rs) and Max (Barry Corbin – from television's One Tree Hill) are not sure where Ben's allegiances lie and are not fully behind him. This could make it that much more difficult to defeat the invaders.

Though this is a product of the Cartoon Network the second time out this Ben 10 feature length film is an attempt at seriousness. The acting is better and the special effects are more realistic. Director Alex Winter and those who have made this film have been smart in that they have kept the story simple so that the younger fans can follow the story.

The only thing that I can complain about is that for an alien flick there are not many aliens. To keep the necessary tension in a film like this you need the bad guys – in this case the aliens. They have to be present. A constant threat keeps the tension up and makes the fact that the humans defeat them a lot more rewarding.

Special Features:
-Behind the Scenes
-Music Video
-Ben 10 Alien Force: Vengeance of Vilgax

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