ALIENS VS TITANIC
ALIENS VS COLLEGE GIRLS
I must admit being captivated by the title Aliens vs Titanic. It reminds of one of the various, frequently tongue-in-cheek vs title we have had in recent years Freddy vs Jason (2003), AVP: Alien vs Predator (2004), Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus (2009), Dahmer vs Gacy (2010), Zombies vs Strippers (2012), Chupacabra vs the Alamo (2013), Airplane vs Volcano (2014), Asteroid vs Earth (2014), Cowboys vs Dinosaurs (2015), Hansel vs Gretel (2015) and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), among others. The fact that the film also goes by the name Aliens vs College Girls gives a clear impression of how randomly this has been intended. One had grand ambitions of something approaching the Douglas Adams computer game Starship Titanic (1998) or maybe even The Asylums cheekily titled Titanic II (2010). Or even the image of a spacegoing version of James Camerons Titanic (1997) or the appealingly ridiculous notion of the legendary vessel being invaded by alien nasties. However, the title is largely a cheat we have a spaceship named Titan1-C but this is abandoned about fifteen minutes into the show and the rest of the film becomes about the group abandoned on an alien planet.
Jeff Leroy reminds of a director like Fred Olen Ray who specialises in cheap science-fiction and horror and always makes a beeline for exploitation elements and having girls taking their tops off. About all that is missing here is Olen Rays regular genre in-references. The films schlockiest scene is one where Kelly Erin Decker has the alien nest in her breasts Its using Terris boobs as a breeding ground says one of the characters followed by what I guess you have to call a boob-burster scene. In a later scene, we get Jin N Tonic having a sexual interlude with the alien while a romantic song plays on the soundtrack, which continues as she gives birth to about half a dozen alien babies immediately after.
Certainly, one has to commend Jeff Leroy in that he has some extremely good visual effects when it comes to the exterior shots of the Titan 1-C. On the other hand, these are far less so elsewhere in the film the bugs burrowing under peoples skin, the explosion of the ship leading one to the impression that he has obtained the use of some library shots. The film is about as cheesily ridiculous as you expect. It holds its raggedness together well enough and proves adequate for this type of entertainment.