After their small Australian country town is annihilated by an overwhelming airborne attack, a group of civilians evade capture and discover they are now among the last remaining survivors of an extraterrestrial invasion engulfing the entire planet. As humanity falls under world-wide occupation, they form a home-grown army to fight back against vastly superior enemy forces. On the front lines of the battle for Earth, they are our last hope.

I usually like the fresh approaches that Australian filmmakers take to genre films. The recent CARGO is one example. I was looking forward to seeing what OCCUPATION did with the alien-invasion genre. I’m disappointed. It’s cheesy and overacted. The visuals are pretty good and there are some effective special effects given what I think must have been a pretty low budget. But the script is entirely derivative and there is zero suspense. And once the military arrive on the scene the performances of the soldiers is cringeworthy. Not worth seeing.