In a post apocalyptic world where technology is outlawed, Walter, a reclusive scientist, secretly creates a self-aware android...
Directed by: James Bai
. Starring: Stephen Galaida
, Robbie Shapiro
, Mark Janis
, Mark Lampert
, Jon Bavier
, Paul Schulz
, Elise Abrams
, Ramon Moraldo
, Ray Montanez
, Chuck Ardezzone
, John El Manahi
, Kevin McCormack
, Richard Craven
. Music by: Max Avery Lichtenstein
This movie is one of the most original films I've seen in years. If you like thought provoking films you'll love it, if you are more into action and exploding cars you probably won't be so keen. My only reservation about it is the setting which is only mentioned once and it's tantalisingly left at that. That's fine by me because you can see more or less what's happened but it still would have been nice if the background was a little more consistent. I wanted to see more of it especially as it was so hauntingly shot.
I was interested by a comment someone else posted - "I don't understand how tripe like this can still be churned out in the 21st century with over 100 years of film history behind us.."
It's almost like they are saying movies started off terrible and amateurish and have somehow gone on an evolutionary journey to being better. I don't see that with Hollywood at all, it seems to me as though intelligent movies like this one are a rarity whereas in the past plot was something writers worked at because flashy effects and exploding cars were harder to come by.
"NO movie studio should back things like this." The person adds. Sadly, most studios won't so you have almost got your wish there. It's a shame though because films with an actual story to tell like this one will stay with you a lot longer than that exploding car scene. Each to his own though, I think this is a work of genius but I know a lot of people will disagree simply because it is slow and thoughtful. I personally found the implications quite scary, more so than a CGI monster popping out and a blaring noise to inform the viewer when to jump which is what passes for horror these days.
Review by Viscount Biscuit from the Internet Movie Database.