Review: “The Outpost” is a revenge fantasy you've dreamed before but with a few surprises

That is not exactly a criticism: It is a short hop, after all, from “genre” to “generic” and “The Outpost,” which might fairly be described as “multiply derivative,” is careful to fulfill all the implicit contracts with a audience that broadly speaking, only wants to be challenged so much. Every so often, it’s true, some new work of fantasy or science-fiction will come along to shift the paradigm; but “The Outpost” is a follower in this respect, not a leader.