Supplementing the Battlestar Galactica series and films, BSG: The Plan is set in the days after the Cylons attack the Twelve Colonies. Two Cylon agents struggle to complete their master plan while dealing with something they never expected: human survivors.
Edward James Olmos (Adama), Dean Stockwell (Brother Cavil), Michael Trucco (Anders), Grace Park (Boomer), Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol), Callum Rennie (Leoben), Kate Vernon (Ellen), Rick Worthy (Simon), Tricia Helfer (Six/Shelly).
The Plan starts off looking a lot like clips of BSG episodes thrown together with a new message. After a bit the new scenes start to become more apparent and take more shape. As things progress there are some minor revelations that clearly present things fans will have suspected all along. The interesting part here is the perspective shift against major plot events from the series and other films. Rather than The Plan being the huge revelation it was marketed to be, it is instead more of a supplement and confirmation to the extended storyline.
Acting was good as always with BSG films. Stockwell had a much bigger role in this one and did pretty well. It was good to see more of Trucco and he also did nicely. There was much more of Worthy in this film as well and it was good to see his character have more depth.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds are about what we have come to expect from a BSG film. Effects were consistent with the franchise and well done. Dialogue was a bit more solid and nicely done. Sound and soundtrack were solid.
Those looking for a new, revealing film with be a bit disappointed with Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, while those looking for expansion and explanation behind the series at is existed will enjoy this one.
With violence, some sexuality, and mild foul language this should be fine for teens and above.
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
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