Entertainment 'Extraterrestrial' not great, but not bad either Brittany Allen in 'Extraterrestrial.' Photo Credit: IFC By SCOTT A.. ROSENBERG firstname.lastname@example.org November 20, 2014 5:54 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email In the realm of low-grade alien horror films, "Extraterrestrial," the latest from the Vicious Brothers ("Grave Encounters"), serves as a gritty, cheap-thrills flick that has a bold payoff at the finale. Brittany Allen and Freddie Stroma star as a couple spending the weekend in a cabin in the woods, the first of many cliches. The plot involves aliens, conspiracy probes and other examples of the tropes you'd expect to find here, and if you're a fan of genre films, you'll recognize plenty of "inspirations." If the film stands apart at all, it's thanks to two factors: a surprising ending and a thoroughly enjoyable performance by the underrated character actor Michael Ironside ("Starship Troopers"). "Extraterrestrial" isn't a good movie, but it's OK, and that's about all you should expect for this sort of thing. By SCOTT A.. ROSENBERG email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.