Yes, this is as bad as everyone says. It starts with the main character who, besides being and playing an @whole, also looks unlikable, with his Daffy Duckish head. One simply doesn't care for him. Now, he seems to be the brother of the director and he does some producing too, so this explains his lead.
Not ALL actors are bad, but like 80-90%, which includes all main characters and the lead. Also, if you're watching a film with no female nudity whatsoever, which studiously avoids it, but shows MALE nudity, there's a 90% guarantee this is some type of gay thing. This is a flic made by three brothers, of whom at least two could be gay, based on this movie. If this is an attempt to normalize gayness, or to represent, PLEASE STOP! You're not doing gaydom any favors, not that you should be held accountable for all gay people, but still. As an LBGT person, I say to you: you've hurt the cause. Try harder, or better yet, don't try at all.
And the story is fairly unimaginative: dystopian future, due to climate change (the film is also hurting that cause) with an overt elite (hello, Elysium) that institutes a police state to oppress an underclass with a Big Brotherish NSA-like computer-system. Then, there's the Hero with the Elitist-Turned-Activist parents, the unlikely yet Lovable SidekickLove Interest girl from Da Hoods, played by a minority to get that whole Cinderelle feeling going.
So, yes, it's chock-full of clichés, and NOT ONE thing is original, and the casting is a little throwback to the 50s, when White Males had 90% of all the movie roles. This is the same. Females are completely subservient to the story, as are the two minor black characters: one is a street thug with one scene.
Review by huh_oh_i_c from the Internet Movie Database.