For a veteran character actor who is forever playing small parts as villains and weirdoes, it is a nice change to see Julian Richings (2013's "The Colony") receive a rare leading role that puts him front and center for most of the picture. Sadly, it is in service of a project that doesn't deserve him. A flat-footed alien-invasion thriller directed by Chad Archibald and Matt Wiele, "Ejecta" is harmed by its storytelling structure and ruined by its overbearing aesthetics. Not pausing long enough to properly connect with any of the haphazardly undernourished characters on the screen, the film instantly throws the viewer into a sloppy, two-tier narrative and hopes that something sticks. None of it does. At least, not positively.
In a heavily guarded facility, the no-nonsense Dr. Tobin (Lisa Houle) has strapped the harried William Cassidy (Julian Richings) to a chair for a desperate interrogation. He has been shot in the chest, but appears to be physically doing fine. Gradually, the eventful last twelve hours are unspooled via found-footage from a documentary that filmmaker-astronomer Joe Sullivan (Adam Seybold) had been making about extraterrestrial activity. Cassidy claims that he was visited thirty-nine years ago by something not of this planet, and now, on the night of a coronal mass ejection, a UFO has crashed in a nearby lake with plans of a possible takeover on the aliens' minds.
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