'Rim of the World': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about this Netflix movie

'Rim of the World': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about this Netflix movie

Who wouldn't want to watch a bunch of kids save the world?  Something like a rather surprising crossover between 'Independence Day', 'Stranger Things' and 'Aliens in the Attic' comes Netflix's 'Rim of the World' from director McG. The movie revolves around a bunch of four "misfit" kids who are fated to save the world from an alien invasion.

Release date

'Rim of the World' airs on Netflix on May 24.


Summer camp at 'Rim of the World' has barely begun when four misfit campers must band together and conquer their fears in order to save the world during an alien invasion. Teenagers Alex, ZhenZhen, Dariush, and Gabriel find that they’ve got bigger problems to face than learning how to canoe and climb ropes when they are thrust into the middle of an alien assault which finds the foursome gifted with a "key that carries the secret to stopping the invasion".

Without any adults or electronics to help guide the way,  it's clear what they must do — band together, conquer their fears, and save the world. On the way to fulfill their destiny, the four strengthen their friendship, face explosions, fight dog-style aliens, deal with their own interpersonal squabbles,  pick up life skills and eventually succeed in staying alive and returning to their parents.


Jack Gore

Jack Gore from 'The Kids Are Alright' appears on stage at The Paley Center of Media's 2018 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews - ABC at The Paley Center for Media at The Paley Center for Media on September 8, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Jack Gore plays Alex in the movie — a rather "geeky, shy boy who has trouble making friends and who doesn't want to be at the Rim of the World." 

He is known for 'The Kids Are Alright' (2018), 'Ferdinand' (2017) and 'Billions' (2016).

Miya Cech

Miya Cech attends a screening of 20th Century Fox's "Darkest Minds" at ArcLight Hollywood on July 26, 2018, in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

Miya Cech plays ZhenZhen, the girl who is a total badass especially in a spectacular scene where she drives a Mustang. 

She is known for her role as a fan favourite Zu in the 2018 feature film 'The Darkest Minds', CBS action crime drama 'Hawaii Five-0', Nickelodeon comedy 'The Thundermans', 'American Horror Story: Roanoke', and  ABC comedy 'American Housewife'.


Benjamin Flores Jr.

Actor Benjamin Flores Jr. attends Nickelodeon SlimeFest at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on June 9, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images)

Benjamin Flores Jr. plays the role of Dariush. 

He is  known for 'Ride Along' (2014) and 'Happy Feet Two' (2011) 

Alessio Scalzotto

Alessio Scalzotto ( IMDb)


Alessio Scalzotto plays the role of Gabriel. He is known for 'Genius' (2017).



Director McG attends the Premiere of 'Terminator Salvation' at Le Grand Rex on May 28, 2009, in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

McG has found new life on Netflix, with 'The Babysitter' having been a modest, early hit for the streamer. He is known for his work on 'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle' (2003), 'Terminator Salvation' (2009) and 'We Are Marshall' (2006). 


Out to release on May 24, the trailer for 'Rim of the World' shows the badass kids set to save the world. If summer camp wasn't good enough, the four soon end up facing explosions and battling weird dog-like aliens. The trailer has an upbeat, self-aware tone and you wouldn't want to miss it. 

Check it out below:


Where to watch

The movie is out on May 24 and can be streamed on Netflix. 

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