Video: There’s something endearing about films that look like they cost $100 million but really cost $20 million. The audience can just tell every single cent went into making the film look and feel bigger than it should. Usually, even if the movie isn’t great, that passion comes through.
We don’t know how much The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One cost, but there’s no question it’s one of those movies. Directed by Shane Abbess, the film puts a ton of familiar sci-fi tropes into a blender. The result is a highly entertaining film that doesn’t take itself too seriously but always looks like it does. Scene after scene of creatures, effects and actors feel like they belong in a bigger movie. And, in this exclusive behind-the-scenes video, you see that’s exactly what everyone involved was going for.
The Osiris Child, which we reviewed last year, is currently available on Blu-Ray. Abbess and crew really do craft an “endangered species” of film here, mixing big-budget ideas with impressive effects to give audiences blockbuster-sized fun at a fraction of the cost.