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After four years, Jake Cardigan is prematurely awoken from his fifteen year cryogenic punishment to a world very different than the one he knew. Much more than before 'Tek', the highly-addictive electronic designer narcotic of the 21st century, seems to be prevalent. His wife has divorced him and disappeared together with their son. He wants them back and he wants justice for those undercover policemen who were murdered by unknown conspirators which led to his imprisonment for a crime he did not commit. He links up with his ex-partner Sid Gomez, now also an ex-cop, and they go to work for the mysterious Bascom who owns and runs the giant Cosmos security corporation. Their first job is a seemingly easy missing persons case trying to locate a missing scientist who may have developed a crystal to destroy Tek chips. The more the two men investigate the more the dark and powerful forces of the hidden Tek lords are sent to thwart them. What is the connection between this case and his ... Written by
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An okay film, but could've been better if it wasn't for all of the 90's B-movie clichés
I don't know how the books are compared to this movie, because I never
read them. I hope their better though.
The basic plot of the story is Jake is a former cop who supposedly
killed his teammates when they were trying to stop a drug lord. As a
result, he's framed and sentenced to be cryogenically frozen. The
character, Bascom, grants him early parole so Jake can stop the Tek
drug from becoming an epidemic.
Although that plot sounds interesting on paper, it didn't work as well
as I thought when I was watching it on YouTube. It wasn't given much
praise by critics anyway. Here are some problems I had with it: The
book setting is supposed to be portrayed in the 22 century. The movie
setting ends up being a 90's semi-futuristic B-movie.
The acting and plot are okay, but fall short and become boring after a
The 90's B-movie tech and special effects often become a distraction
from the acting and plot.
Being that this was a TV movie, its typical that it didn't have a big
budget. However, I don't know if having a bigger budget would've saved
it. Maybe if Hollywood decided to make this a stand-alone feature film,
they could make it well enough that it becomes an A-movie and finally
saves this franchise.
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