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The Phoenix Rises

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USA  •    •  86m  •    •  Directed by: Drew Hall.  •  Starring: James Black, Adam Cardon, John DeLong, Catalina Soto-Aguilar Kind, Anil Bajaj, Karmen Capella, Philip Fornah, Keone Fuqua, Jerrid Jones, Susan LeCourt-Barbe, Carlos E. Lopez, Casey Myers, Brent Nevison.  •  Music by: Page Hamilton, Patrick Kirst.
     Worlds collide when a team of brilliant scientists are recruited to work with a secretive government run program called the Phoenix Project and are challenged with creating defenses against a technologically powerful terrorist group.

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This is your usual modern, cheap, apocalyptic movie. The plot is rushed, muddled and, in places, nonsensical. The narrative is rushed. The acting is mediocre at best. Characterization and motivation are both gauche and ludicrous. Scene changes are edited with an alarming abruptness; people swap locations without warning and explanation a LOT. So far, so good. I tend to love the trashiness of these movies. However, this is the first film I have watched where the audio effects are persistently painful. The jarring sounds, interspersed every two or three minutes, are earbendingly harsh and annoying. I read another reviewer call them 'jangly'. They are much, much worse than that! Almost as bad as a pneumatic drill in your living room. We spent most of our time with the remote altering sound levels and getting increasingly irritated.

The sound guy has ruined what could have been an entertainingly trashy, although appallingly edited, movie.


Review by callingham-87016 from the Internet Movie Database.