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  • Writer's pictureJ. Berrellez

The Objective: A Truly Unique Sci-Fi Thriller

Updated: Mar 17, 2019


Most large budget Sci-Fi thrillers absolutely bore! They follow a standard recipe that makes it clear that a good guy will fight against an evil enemy and win - seriously boring. Real sci-fi fans know that if you want to watch something truly original and different, you’ll need to watch out for independent films. With that said, three years ago I came across an original sci-fi horror flick that was both original and thrilling; the movie was named: The Objective.


Here's how IMDB summarizes The Objective: The Objective (IMDB Link): A military special operations team, led by a CIA case officer, are on a mission in the harsh and hostile terrain of Afghanistan where they find themselves in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda Triangle" of ancient evil.


Quick Overview:

CIA officer Benjamin Keynes is sent in to Afghanistan to find and track down a powerful phenomenon that government satellites have spotted for years, and has also been lore in the region for decades. Agent Keynes is teamed-up with an elite group of special forces operators who are told their job is to provide security for an agent simply collecting intelligence.


As the team meets with Afghani elders to collect information, they’re pulled in to a crisis they don’t even realize. Against the advice of Afghani elders who do their best to dissuade the team from going into the sacred Afghan mountains, the team finds a local tribesman willing to help them navigate the mountains for a few dollars.


After the team encounters strange issues they can't explain, the special forces team begins to suspect that the narrative they’ve been sold about the intelligence mission is bullshit. Soon after, the team is confronted by a supernatural threat they can’t combat. They're left with no choice but to run for their lives as the team of operators slowly succumb to the mysterious threat.


The interaction between the elite team and the phenomenon gives CIA Agent Keynes the opportunity to collect the real intelligence he needs to complete his mission.


The story-line is uniquely special and interesting due to its ability to draw in viewers to superstitions that many in the military and intelligence agencies have heard over the decades from Afghan locals. Give this movie a shot – I’m sure you’ll love it. And if you’ve seen the movie, let me know your thoughts on it.


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