The Drone (2019) (DVD REVIEW)
Directed By: Jordan Rubin
Starring: Alex Essoe, John Brotherton, Christopher Matthew Cook
RATED: R/REGION: 1/Widescreen/NUMBER OF DISCS: 1
AVAILABLE FROM Lionsgate
This terrifying, outrageous tale takes flight as a serial killer is struck by lightning while holding his precious drone. Weeks later, the drone shows up at the home of newlywed couple Chris (John Brotherton, The Conjuring) and Rachel (Alex Essoe, Starry Eyes). Without them realizing it, the drone films the couple and takes control of their TV, computer, security system, and car. Soon Chris and Rachel fear that the device may be connected to them… and is out for horrific, hovering revenge.
From the same guy that brought us Zombeavers (Jordan Rubin) comes The Drone! A silly little horror flick about a psychopath that somehow transfers his spirit into a drone that then finds a woman and her husband to make life miserable for. Also taking time to kill people who live nearby and do other weird things to invade the lives of these people. This is an amusing little movie that takes a cool concept and does something with it, but it isn’t by any means anything that you’ll call groundbreaking either. I liked the concept and if I had to pick one real thing to complain about it would be that we rarely get any good moments of blood. We get some deaths, but I feel like it is near the end before anything gets bloody. Also, as I’m sure you can assume, things do get silly. This feels like a SyFy movie a lot of the time, so if you like those you will probably like this.
The movie does star Alex Essoe of Starry Eyes fam. I think she does the best she can her and she’s always easy on the eyes, so she makes this one probably a bit more enjoyable than it might have been otherwise without her. The rest of the cast I can’t say too much for but I would also say they at least serve their purpose. This is one that gets more silly along the way. We have some weird CGI at times, some drone battles, and a plot that probably if you break it all the way down doesn’t really add up. But who are we to judge a movie about a killer drone? It’s probably good for a watch, but don’t expect to give it a replay much after that first time.
– Making of
– Audio Commentary with the Director, Cast, and Crew