A time-travel experiment in which a robot probe is sent from 2073 to 1973 goes terribly wrong. One of the project scientists, a man named Nicholas Sinclair, is thrust into a plague ravaged alternate time-line whose war weary inhabitants are locked in a constant battle with killer robots which are automatically being sent there from Sinclair's lab. To escape this situation, Sinclair must find a similar time machine in this alternate world and prevent the disaster from ever happening.
Directed by: Phillip J. Roth
. Starring: Richard Keats
, Mitchell Cox
, Lisa Ann Russell
, Marcus Aurelius
, Adam Lawson
, David Jean Thomas
, Brian Richard Peck
, Anna B. Choi
, Kristin Norton
, Jay Irwin
, Robert Tossberg
, Kathleen Randazzo
, Kareem H. Captan
. Music by: Jim Goodwin
Well to be cathartic about the experience which is A.P.E.X is a mixture of both confusion, potato chips with garlic dip and a boy with too much time on his hands as a 10 year old.
The film A.P.E.X can only be described as coming from an era of Anrold Schwarzenneger fetish films in which macho, machismo, army types are slapped together hap hazardly to a point where they only appear as a talking ken doll with really razor sharp hair. Confused, i know i was A.P.E.X is one of those films thats lacking in what could possible make a film credible and that is... Actors, Sets, Money, Time, Effort and finally a plot. Now i can bitch about the obvious but i wont i will in fact do the unthinkable i will credit it as a bloody crap film for a mad laugh.
Now not to generalise but to enjoy this film you need to remember one thing, its a film. Do not expect to have your face melted here, just remember when watching A.P.E.X. it has a sense of humour only common in a few films where the creator go's " Tom, we just lost funding, we can shoot scenes 14 to 22." "Right, OK do you have anymore morticians wax and that plastic head?" "Yeah sure i do" "The cow intestines on the way?" "I was gonna call them off, why?" "We are gonna make an exploding robot or possibly a face and hope not to get a c rating." The following sentence was omitted but to let you know. It involved firing the grip and using his wages to buy something class 'A' and (you can stick it on cakes if you feel fruity) sniff something out of somewhere that belonged to the casting directors daughter etc.
Remember... Nexus 2.431, Fortress, Warlock The Armageddon, Aracnophobia, Hellrazer 3 and beyond to Hellraiser 9 i think is around now, The Gyver, Space Kid (the exact copy of Gyver for children), Pit and Pendulum (1990 version with Lance Henrikson), New Nightmare, Pumpkinhead, Wishmaster, Relic, Anaconda, Cyborg, Highlander 2, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Children of the Korn 2 (the famous 'Granny' through a shop window cannot and should not be missed!)Friday the 13th Jason goes to hell, Phantasom 3, John Carpenters Vampires... I could go on and on but most of these are from in between 1989 to 94. All are foul, daft, crap and abysmal pieces to add to film history, but, and lets get this right, they are fan favourites and are held as the best of the worst. They are also the most watched because they have a nostalgia and a feeling you get that this is homegrown, fun spirited work. So if you cant remember any of these SERIOUSLY, don't watch A.P.E.X because it falls on SIMILAR category but, is actually better in some places.
Now to start if you know these films and know them as being bad but you love them like puppies wearing sign saying " i need a hug" then please read on, if not, there is not a soul within your cracking husk of a torso, merely a rock on string swinging loosely in a draft. A.P.E.X is actually fairly decent because it sets out to tell what it damn well says it will. A robot travels through time, decides to kill innocents in the 1970's, the man who made the robot goes back to stop it, creates a super virus and an altered future by the paradox created by the robot and the man being discovered (the family is safe by the way). Yeah Yeah all bread and butter sci fi a bit like Terminator so far but, the fun comes out of the bad sets, the big breasts, the hammy acting, the black guy dies, robots are about as bright as pond scum, you know, all the crap all the time, type stuff out of memory i remember one set is just a crummy futuristic office with a big fan and a light shinning through it, with lots of people coughing and red lighting everywhere. Also the virus is great its greenblack oatmeal stuff that looks like a bad tattoo, well, thats what its supposed to be like, futuristic leprosy (Classic!). When things go this bad you have to at least appreciate the nadgers to continue and make it actually work which it does, its fun film and it ends happily, why not get drunk and give it a go.
If you like the sound of a semi alright film give it a shot, if this makes you want to put forks in the maker of this film then quite simply don't.
Review by CJ_Parker from the Internet Movie Database.