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Review: Sci-fi thriller ‘Captive State’ more dense than tense

It’s Chicago, 2027, nine years after an alien invasion in which, let’s just say, the aliens won. Now called “legislators,” these extraterrestrials apparently live underground (what, cheaper rents?) and they make the laws, such as they are. Most Chicagoans, including the police and government officials, seem to be on board (or “collaborators”) with the testy aliens — authoritarianism has, ahem, been good for the economy and unemployment.