RZ-9 full movie review - Catastrophically shoddy, it might as well be a parody
Remember 90s movie or television show where the characters would swing guns while poor flash effect painted over the scene?
Rz-9 takes it to another level with characters shooting an entire clip while running like a headless chicken, missing the target then resorting to headbutt. It's a series of choppy production value, so utterly horrible that it gradually becomes more unintentionally funny as it goes. It tries to convince audience with serious theme, but the clunky visual and rigid acting are only good for accidental parody of sci-fi.
A government agent turns into a whistleblower as he finds the cruel method to be intolerable. The titular Rz-9 is a part of the group that is sent to capture this traitor. To its credit, the movie attempt to use terrorism and religious premise, but those delicate matters deserve much more than its underwhelming acting and illogical plot. Acting is superbly monotonous, characters would come across as one-dimensional or even downright annoying. They utter bland script with the passion of bored customer service.
The scenes are ridiculous, there's no choreography or any decent logic at all. People would engage in fire fight without cover, flailing their guns erratically and even slapping each other like kindergarten kids. They would get shot in the back, act like their arm is hurt but bleed in the stomach. At one scene their teammate is snatched mere feet away, but these people unrealistically look the other way as though they have the intelligent of stupid video game AI.
Barely anything makes sense here, the best thing it has on the production is probably the costume alone. Effects like the explosion are nothing but blurry green screen gimmick and when it tries to bring drones or any sci-fi antics they seem like images copied and pasted over. There's just no coherency on the plot, acting and visual.
The clumsy graphic and acting makes for a brief entertainment as inadvertent parody, but for a sci-fi flick, old Power Rangers show has more appeal that Rz-9.