An ex-convict (Jack Reynor, Glassland) and his brother are forced on the run by a vengeful criminal (James Franco) in this sci-fi actioner.
A young teen (Miles Truitt, Dragged Across Concrete) discovers an otherworldly weapon, using it to protect his older ex-con brother (Reynor) from the criminals that are hunting him. Unfortunately, the mysterious gun draws the attention of an even more malevolent group.
It's to the credit of the Bakers, screenwriter Daniel Casey, and the solid cast that this character-based core does hold the movie together, mostly sidestepping pat sentimentality and too-easy narrative solutions.
All the genre elements play like an afterthought, and that's frustrating because the rest of the movie isn't quite spry enough to stay interesting without action, adventure, or at least little more weirdness.