Reviews for Occupation: Rainfall ( ) 720p

IMDB: 6.8 / 10

Utter nonsense AVOID

OMG, I watched it till the end so you don't have to. Cheesy cliche after cheesy cliche after cheesy cliche. It didn't get any better or even make any sense.

Please do yourself a favour and avoid this utter waste of time.


Disjointed story-line with massive skips, continuity errors, wooden acting where most seem to just call it a day and blurt out lines.

It's below mediocre... Those 7 to 10 star raving reviews are beyond fishy.

But the fact that those ratings are either bought or placed by well intending simpletons and relatives is more entertaining then that 2 and half hours of badly scripted budget CGI nonsense.

Home and Away: Alien Invasion

Australia does apocalypse movies well but do terrible Alien Invasion movies. It's all just so ridiculous and hammy. Two stars rather than one just being kind. Honestly, i expected Alf Stewart to pop out any second and start yelling at the aliens.

Script needs work but the irony seems lost on the director,........

The irony being: as the good guys defend Australia from invaders and not an Aboriginal in sight. Where did they go?

waste of time

Don't bother folks... seems like a decent story but just so under done it's a waste of your life.


Watched for a while hoping it might improve but had to turn off after an hour and 8 minutes. CGI ridiculous , story bad.

I thought this was a parody.

For the first couple of minutes I was sure this was just taking the piss. At any moment it would turn completely into Spaceball right? I did not. This actually took itself seriously which is laughable were it not such an stain on culture at large these days.

There is little to nothing to like about this. It is vapid, derivative, empty and superfluous.

Lots of shill ratings

Plenty of action and special effects but the storyline is a confusing mess. Don't buy all the high ratings 4 is about right.

You have been scammed

If you can honestly watch this and give it anything over 2 , then maybe you need help, this is the worst trash i have seen in a long time .... it watch it and see yourself ... good luck.

Ps as to the high rating , there must be an issue...


Poor special effects and that's about all in this flashing lights and noise movie. For this to get a 6.8 rating and 1100 votes, I 100% say rating bot farm or it was required to be upvoted on everyone remotely related to the project. This is a great reason to stop watching movies and pick up a book. Babylon 5 meets 1984 "V" but released in 2021.

Now that I looked through the laughable 9 and 10 out of 10's and the comments, 100% bot farm purchased ratings. What a joke.

Just awful

I got ten minutes in and it felt like ten years. Only watch if you hate yourself.


Wondering what kind of bet Ken Jeong lost to be in this movie.

Movie (not even) for kids

And another waste of time movie.

This movie has nothing to do with "sci" part of sci-fi. No idea where from such high rating comes... maybe covid influences good taste?

I won't go into what's wrong in this movie, because list would be too long. But in short: everything.

I didn't know that's a sequel of another movie and according to some "reviewers", it's better than the first one... Now I feel a bit happier.. by knowing there exist even a worse one.

Waste of time

Just like the first movie, special effects are the only good thing going for it.

Very mediocre film

I honestly question the truth behind some of these reviews. Very apparent that they don't match the film once you watch it.

Bad acting, uninteresting storyline and just tries too hard.

I walked out.

I'm not going to rate this highly just because I should support local talent. Let's call an apple and apple and a sub par movie a sub par movie.

Not good.

Did I see the same film?

Wanted to like this film but can't for the life of me understand how it rates here as well as it does. Started well but soon deteriorates into a chaotic mess. Most of the effects and live action sequences are confused and lack impact. The performances are amateurish to acceptable. Over long and still there is "Chapter 2!" - Makes one appreciate "Beyond Skyline".

Occupation: Rainfall shows what's wrong with modern blockbusters.

I saw Raiders of the Lost Ark on the big screen and it was one of the most glorious and spectacular cinematic experiences in my lifetime. To see these classics on the big screen just makes me happy and it's one of the greatest and most finely executed blockbusters that never gets old. Almost immediately after that, I watched Occupation: Rainfall... it became a reminder as to why I'm frustrated by today's modern blockbusters.

The only thing that's worth complimenting about Occupation: Rainfall is that it's an Australian effort to make a regional blockbuster and I'm interested to know the budget and filmmaking process behind the film. There's clearly a larger budget than the first film and Occupation: Rainfall presents itself as an ambitious sequel so it's going all out with what it has and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't impressed by the overall efforts... but crikey, it's about as dumb and irritating as a Hollywood blockbuster, and just because it's a bigger film doesn't mean it's better.

Occupation: Rainfall is visually unpleasant viewing from start to finish. It wants to be a visual spectacle, but it suffers largely from an overabundance of terrible CGI, poor lighting and lens flares, and noticeable green screen. Accompanied by a generic score and overwhelmingly loud sound design that can make dialogue incomprehensible, it's a technical mess. It also has editing so irritating that it gave me Resident Evil: The Final Chapter flashbacks, particularly in one action sequence towards the climax. The action does have entertainment value and I did enjoy it... whenever it was clear and comprehensible (that was rare) and I had more fun counting the jumpcuts in my mind.

While Occupation: Rainfall was never going to be great story-wise, it's also boring. Some of the dialogue is awful, the characterisations feel thin and the storytelling reeks of a generic nature, but where the writing tremendously fails is in its attempts to craft emotion. The emotional beats felt like unearned attempts to create audience investment and at the same time, it awkwardly injects comic relief that proves more to be distracting than unfunny, causing Occupation: Rainfall to suffer from tonal inconsistencies. Most of the performances fall flat to the point of being forgettable, but I was especially disappointed to see Jason Isaacs wasted in a terrible voice role and Ken Jeong deserves better comic material than what he's given. It's a blockbuster full of so many sci-fi clichés and ill-judged decisions that it led me to wonder how this got made. And knowing that the first movie played at only 16 cinemas and made $35,111 from a $6 million budget, it seems a third movie will be inevitably greenlit. And that's hinted by the atrocious cliffhanger ending, which is desperate to create a new Australian film franchise and go Full Hollywood on us.

Watching movies like Occupation: Rainfall mostly shows what's wrong with modern blockbusters. While I'll admit I'm impressed by the production values, some of the action and the overall ambition put into the direction, they all led to a safe and painfully generic end result that doesn't have much heart and it fails when it comes to both the technical and storytelling elements.

Plot and Characters (2/10)Presentation and Direction (4/10)Acting (4/10)Script (2/10)Setting/Locations (4/10)Tone/Action (4/10)Cinematography/Visuals (4/10)Sound/Music (4/10)Editing (2/10)Pacing/Length (2/10)

Score: 32/100.

LIKES:+Ambitious production values+Some entertainment value in the action

DISLIKES:-Flat, wasted performances-Generic story relies on safe clichés and unearned emotion-Uninteresting, thin characters-Messy visuals and editing-Irritatingly loud sound design-Slightly overlong runtime, boring pacing

That was a blast!

Occupation Rainfall was like a ride I didn't want to get off...

Packed with superb fight scenes, best aliens I've seen in a sci-fi film in years and I even had a couple of unexpected laughs. Really is the film that has everything if you're a bit of a thrill seeker like me :)

Satisfying mix of action and sci-fi

It's not a perfect movie, but it's a great movie. Occupation Rainfall deserves more support because it seems to me that if you don't make a film as wonderful as a Hollywood produced film, you get shot down!

Rather than pull apart the film, why not look at what's so great about it and that's the CGI, action/sci-fi combination and exceptional performances from some of the lead cast as that encourages people to keep making films and chasing those dreams.

It's not easy to make a film from what I've read, but I appreciate those that they put everything into it and most importantly enjoyed doing it as it looks like this film would of been a lot of fun to make! I'm actually kind of jealous I can't make a film to this scale, or be involved somehow.

Goodwork and I hope to see more Australian films made like this in the near future.

Let down by poor acting

I am a little apprehensive about the authenticity of the reviews on this page. This is an honest user review with no affiliation to the film.

This movie is action-packed with some incredible CGI and was, overall, relatively entertaining. The story-line was not fantastic but okay, by all standards a typical alien invasion must-save-the-world-at-all-costs vibe. However, it was unfortunately let down by some very sub-par acting (unfortunately by some of the main characters), some bad script and so much flashing/CGI/chaos during war scenes that it was sometimes hard to keep up with what was going on (perhaps deliberate to create drama but sometimes felt overdone).

Overall, I would say that this was an improvement on the first film (particularly in terms of CGI and overall production quality) but still lacked in its choice of actors and script.