Black Rainbow is a 2012 Science Fiction Action Thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino starring Harrison Ford, Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Mira Sorvino, Shia LaBeouf, Margaret Cho, Gene Hackman, Seth Rogen, Olivia Munn, Channing Tatum and Donald Sutherland.

The film is inspired greatly by the Year of the Black Rainbow album by artists Coheed and Cambria which deals with the emotions coming as one is otherwordly attacked.

The film also draws tremendous inspiration from Ridley Scott's 1979 classic Alien, John Carpenter's 1982 classic the Thing and Byron Haskin's original 1953 War Of The Worlds picture.


A Secret NASA organizatio titled the Abrahams calls upon 15 individuals of different backgrounds to be launched into space on the large space-ship installation they have constructed titled the Black Rainbow.

The ship has it's course set for a mysterious rainbow like gas vapour which has appeared on the outer rim of space overfacing Earth.

The Black Rainbow eventually passes through the vapour and on the otherside is a desolate barron wasteland planet which three of the crew: Harven (Donald Sutherland), Herbert (Seth Rogen) and Helena (Melissa George) set suited foot on.

The three briefly investigate the planet's surface until a large rock formation temple springs before them and a large concussive wave blasts across the surface disabling the ship.

Herbert and Helena prepare to run back to the ship but stop as Harven is transgressing forwards looking into some kind of light emanating from the newly formed temple's apparent entrance doors.

A swish movement occurs and a yell and scream is heard as the rest of he Black Rainbow crew rush forward to see what has occurred.

They then see Herbert limping with Harven to the ship hangar and a stumbling Helena following in slow pursuit.

They all reach the hangar and are sealed as gas vapour then fogs up the surface of the planet to which they just escaped from.

The two are brought in but it is believed Helena is dead as she is passed out on the ground in the hangar covered in blood and no pulse is detected upon check.

In the hours following the crew discover upon coming to collect Helena's body after scanning Harven and Herbert in Quarantine and discovering weird anomalies in their cells that Helena's body has disappeared.

Helena soon attacks the crew in the armory and is killed.

She has transformed into a horrible looking extraterrestrial and the crew try to then get in contact with NASA.

Herbert in the armory then changes into a horrible looking extraterrestrial before the watchign eyes of the rest of the crew.

Taking them by surprise he attacks and bites female soldier member (Olivia Munn) who then begins to radically c change.

The crew place her in Quarantine confinement despite head captain Flames Burnball's (Cate Blanchett) orders they eliminate her.

Soon then the crew begin to die one by one, either killed and made into the horrible looking mysterious extraterrestrials or just plain gruesomely executed.

It becomes to clear to what remains of the crew that their only hope is to venture back out on the planet's surface and into the temple to find what may hopefully be their salvation.... or doom.


  • Harrison Ford as Sergeant Broomhaven Harp
  • Kate Winslet as Vice Captain Lara Fargen
  • Cate Blanchett as Captain Flames Burnball
  • Shia LaBeouf as Radio Host Ronnie Yeslin
  • Margaret Cho as Cook Ming-Sa Yo
  • Gene Hackman as Gentleman Of Leisure Bobby McPhellis
  • Seth Rogen as Astronaut Herbert Mills
  • Olivia Munn as Female Soldier Cassandra Peters
  • Channing Tatum as General Tobias Emmer
  • Jake Abel as Male Soldier Ivan Reiss
  • Donald Sutherland as Astronaut Harven Camper
  • Melissa George as Astronaut Helena Pewter
  • Quentin Tarantino as Scientist Gordon Gevlard
  • Madaleine Stowe as Hitchhiker Prostitute Porter Merilda
  • Derek Mears as Watcher Alien
  • Michael Bailey Smith as Brute Alien
  • Andrew Bryniarski as Jumper Alien
  • Tony Shalhoub as Consultant Lambert


  1. World of Lines- Coheed and Cambria
  2. Pearl of the Stars- Coheed and Cambria
  3. Made out of Nothing- Coheed and Cambria
  4. Here We Are Juggernaut- Coheed and Cambria
  5. One- Coheed and Cambria
  6. Far- Coheed and Cambria
  7. The Crowing- Coheed and Cambria
  8. The Broken- Coheed and Cambria
  9. Starships- Nicki Minaj
  10. Big Jet Plane- Angus & Julia Stone
  11. And The Boys- Angus & Julia Stone
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