An robotic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 20-year old drifter and his future wife from an most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack.
When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.
Auto racer Alex Furlong is snatched by time travel, a split second before a fatal explosion, by Vasendak's 21st-century team of techies, who plan to sell his healthy body to an ailing rich man at McCandless Corporation, for a mind transfer. He escapes, but has no rights in this nightmare future of violence and sleaze. The story concerns his survival, and his attempt to revive his relationship with his fiancée Julie, now 15 years older and an executive at McCandless. Written by
Will Briggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The plot: In the near future, the rich and powerful kidnap people from the past, in order to transfer their consciousness into them. Escapees are called "Freejacks", and hunted down mercilessly by bounty hunters. Our protagonist must now survive this cyberpunk dystopia, avoid recapture, and topple the evil system.
Objectively, Freejack is not a good movie. However, it's so cheesy, fun, and entertaining that I can forgive it when it degenerates into derivative, B-movie clichés, bad acting, and bad dialogue. I remember being quite skeptical about Mick Jagger, back when this this movie was released, but he was actually pretty tolerable. Plus, unlike some other people, I've always liked Emilio Estevez. Granted, Estevez is not exactly at the top of his game here, but in glorified B movies like Freejack, I'm extremely forgiving of acting and special effects.
Maybe this movie works better if you were a teenager when it came out, but I've always thought it got unfairly savaged by critics and audiences who took it entirely way too seriously. Of COURSE the plot is ridiculous and over-the-top. It's got Mick Jagger and David Johansen in it, for God's sake! How can you take that seriously? However, if you can find entertainment in even the worst B movies, then I can't recommend Freejack more highly.
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