Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
Going into seeing this I was not particularly expecting much from it, at most maybe a nifty story followed by a big twist that changes everything you think about for 30minutes after you leave the cinema, maybe it was the Bruce Willis thing, not sure. At worst it could have been a overly complex plot with either too little substance, terrible build or any fitting climax, or even all of them as I’ve seen. As you could have guessed I was surprised with what I saw, it was by no means brilliant but does not in any way suck ass like it easily could have.
Sure as far as critisms and plot holes go it has its share from its genre, but its redeeming build of conspiracy laced plot, intense but not overused action scenes and a moral purpose that hit home with an internet and gaming addict such as myself definitely made up for its misgivings.
The plot itself is a neat and nice set up, with most of the situation is explained at the very beginning, it left almost no holes to be filled in during the later stages of the film which gave way for a clear and visible look at the story and its slow at times, fast at times, unfolding. Each of the major action scenes were all useful to the plot and were exactly what action scenes need to be, engaging and to the point, even the plot itself adds to them in vulnerability to the protagonist and thus the audience.
The jewel in this silver crown is its moral questions that for once in a action packed movie seem to make sense to me, not simply a new concept added to the Battle Royale formula that don’t make sense together (Gamer comes to mind). These questions being the old but good ‘How far is too far with technology?’, ‘what makes a human, human?’ and ‘What’s the point of existing if you’re not actually living? I could be looking into it a bit too much, but I like to think I’m not and I would like to think these appeal to people as much as they do to me.
A few nice touches are also enjoyable, being most of the extras are robots, it covers up what would have certainly been average acting, the length of the film is a nice ‘Not too long, not too short’ length and there being no groundbreaking twist in the final moments when I was expecting one definitely gave me a more real sense of what I just saw.
Overall its not an almost perfect piece of fused action and plot, such as ‘The Dark Knight’ (which seems to be my bench mark these days for action films) but it’s still a nice mix and should you be near a cinema with your friends, you will most likely enjoy it.
Did one up for RT, so I figured I would post it here.
Rest in Peace Legend