Just in time to beat the new Predator movie to the punch, we get the modest budget Sci-fi Mockbuster The Dawnseeker.
In this movie, the year is 2245, Earth’s sun is volatile and threatens to wipe out humanity. Five mercenaries must travel to an uncharted planet in search of a rare mineral called Stardust, which is their only hope to save mankind.
The only obstacle is a deadly creature called the Dawnseeker which terrorizes that planet. And the only problem the Dawnseeker has, is that it’s head looks like that of a bat with it’s face smashed in.
This description is meant to prepare you for what kind of movie you are in for, that way it will find its audience.
If you enjoy fun, indie genre movies that get an “E” for effort, The Dawnseeker is worth seeking out.
The filmmakers fully embraced the type of movie they made here, proof can be seen on the cover art which proclaims this is “a new breed of Predator.”
I feel the best comparison for The Dawnseeker would be the Roger Corman classic, The Terror Within. Give both trailers a watch, you will see what I mean.
For example, The Dawnseeker has a scene early on where their general is tasked with giving a long speech full of exposition. He even says “I don’t need to tell you that….” and then proceeds to tell this space force all about it…. at length.
The planet featured in The Dawnseeker apparently has atmosphere and gravity that can change depending on the choices made in visual effects or based on how they shot a stunt.
The premise is a bit shaky to begin with, the movie never addresses that with the technology they have, Earth could be evacuated Titan AE style. But then we would have no movie, so there you have it.