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Film Company "IVAN!"
A hard hitting but extremely well done sci fi actioner!
Without having any knowledge about this particular production one could think this was a less serious production or aimed at a more youthful audience. At least that was the impression I got at the start of the movie when the viewer gets introduced to the main characters,a bunch of teenagers competing in games like Counterstrike.Since I did know in advance it was going to have sci fi elements I was expecting some sort of Matrix rip off. Especially when this unknown individual rewarded the youngsters with a special bonus prize a DVD with a special game on it. Of course something was going to happen when this DVD was going to be used. When this disc for some unexplained reason enhances them in a way that their gaming skills have become real it is actually funny to see how quickly they adapt to their situation. But then it is over with the fun and games and it gets quite serious. The movie gets more fast paced and tightens the grip on the viewers.At one point I did had trouble with some of the actions of the main characters since some of the motivation was pretty poor. Then I realized that this could be one of the points the director was trying to make. Even if it was unintentional I am sure of it that people will have discussions about it although most of the events are completely over the top when morals are concerned.The action for the most part looks realistic (as in barely use of CGI)which is superbly choreographed. Even the acting is very good.However with all these good elements there was one thing that bothered me slightly. And that was the abrupt ending. This movie ends on a cliffhanger.Fine if it is a TV Show. But bit risky if you ask me in case the sequel never gets made. Luckily it got made so no problem there. Definitely worth for people who love action.
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