Virtual Revolution full movie review - Good sci-fi flick
I disagree with the negative reviews of this movie. Yes it was very reminiscent of BladeRunner, but that's one of the things I really liked about it.
In an age where movies are all about the big explosions and the highly technical SFX or super sophisticated digital SFX, this movie was a great homage to the classic epic cinematic movies, like BladeRunner.
Excellent all around. A little crap dialogue here or there, but mostly really good. And this movie has it all... Suspense, mystery, action, a thrill or three, a bit of drama, a plot twist or two and a fair amount of philosophical and moralistic questioning.
And really that was what I like the most about it. Most modern sci-fi stories are stories set in a futuristic environment with no questioning of our personal ideas and mores. Back before we called Science Fiction by the name "Science Fiction" it was called Speculative Fiction. Back then it was full of high moral ideas. Like sacrificing one's self for the greater good/continuation of the species. Or should we trust computers or distrust them. Example 2001: A Space Odyssey (which was choke full of cinematic shots.)
To the guy complaining about the use of contemporary themes in futuristic movies, at what point did we stop using artwork to explore our relationship with modern society?
Ultimately there is nothing new under the sun in creative works until some major change occurs in society elsewhere. Climate change and asteroids potentially hitting the earth is in the news and not long after someone somewhere uses that as inspiration to write The Day After Tomorrow, Deep Impact or Armageddon.
For me this was a welcome and delightful departure from the modern fanfare of movies, no matter how great they are. It's refreshing because of it's style.
The potential spoiler: The BladeRunner emphasis is mostly in the first 20 minutes and then fades to a subtle note here and there after that. The cinematic shots and the music along with the setup are very much a nod to BladeRunner in that 20 minutes. The rest of the movie is more it's own.