Cocoon, A group of aliens return to earth to retrieve cocoons containing the people they’d left behind from an earlier trip. These cocoons had been resting at the bottom of the ocean. Once retrieved, they stored these recovered cocoons in the swimming pool of a house they’d rented in a small Florida town. Their mission is hampered by a number of elderly people from a nearby retirement community who had been secretly using the pool, and who discover unusual powers from within these cocoons.
Much more than just another alien film
I just can’t say enough about just how good this film is.
As far as performances go I was particularly surprised by the acting of the senior citizens especially Jack Gilford as the miserable old codger Bernie – I love it when he completely breaks down and softens after spending an hour and 20 minutes as the most awful old man you could ever have the misfortune to bump into – the transformation was immediate but so believable – and I personally think that performance was worthy of a supporting actor oscar.
Also Brian Dennehy, Wilford Brimley, Don Ameche and Steve Guttenburg were also excellent.
An all round fantastic film which everyone can enjoy – all ages