“Fragment” is a science fiction thriller that makes a mountain out a proverbial mole hill in the best possible way. In it, a pilot who has just survived the crash of his fighter jet allows his curiosity to get the better of him as he waits for rescue in the middle of the desert. Following a radio beacon, the pilot stumbles upon a disturbing discovery that pays homage to one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.Set against the desolate backdrop of a desert, “Fragment” is a highly atmospheric tale that delivers on the promise of its premise in a big way. Director Noah Griffith manages to weave an unsettling and suspenseful tale despite a minimalistic narrative.
“An Air Force jet breaks up over the desert. A mysterious radio beacon draws the pilot from the crash site. A discovery is waiting. And it is not of this Earth.”