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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Android Apocalypse... It's the end of the movie and I feel fine

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Android Apocalypse: 4 out of 10: Well it did not make me want to poke my eyes out with a dull fork... so it has that going in its favor.

Dateline the future... Phoenix is a domed city surrounded by a horrifying wasteland. (Kind of like now) Humans are in short supply so androids that look exactly like humans do most of the work. Our mullet wearing racist (androidist?) hero loses his shoveling things job to an android.A few eighties flashback fistfights later and he finds himself on the run through the wasteland handcuffed to an android. (Joey Lawrence of Blossom of all people.)

The leads are actually quite good and it is unusual for white trash to be a hero in these (or any) type of films. That is a nice change of pace. The story on the other hand is pretty awful. For example the ending is so truncated they either ran out of money or forgot the whole apocalypse promise of the title.

While Lawrence does his best data impersonation, the other androids are allover the map. Many of them emote more than their human counterparts,while others are clearly the same five grips wearing facemasks.

Set design also needs work. The prison is clearly a factory. The human's headquarters is a glorified office park complete with fernage. (I was having Overdrawn at the Memory Bank flashbacks) In addition, items such as blankets with do not remove tags and Jeep Cherokees litter the film.

Overall a decent if slow Sci-fi time waster. Just do not get you hopes up for an apocalypse.


Android Apocaplypse


The Street Fight Scene (This is so 1986)




The Trailer





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