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Wow.... What a waste of time this movie was! I really can't imagine
anyone is able to love this movie, because all what makes a movie a
great time isn't there. Even when you are a video-games addict, you
better keep on playing and ignore this flick. It's lacking an
attractive scenario, most texts here are totally missing sense and
therefore needless. And I even don't dare to mention the acting. Sorry
people, but almost the complete acting troupe (announced as 'fresh teen
cast') caused me so much irritations that every moment was a struggle
for survival. However, I completed the full 90 minutes, simply because
I couldn't accept the fact that this movie also would end in boredom.
But it did and so i ended stressful. And that's why i had to write
these words here, to warn you. To let you make another choice of movie,
or playing a video-game instead. I dare to say that even I would have
made a better movie with a budget of $ 850.000, with a promising young
Dutch cast that is able to convince it's public. So red cards for
anyone who is responsible for creating such a mess as 'Time Warrior'.
That makes this also a waste of money.. (2 out of 10 because I like the
blond hairs, green eyes & travel spirits of Mayhem model Thomas
Graninger, playing sk8erboy & 'superhero' Matthew Evans, and the VFX
and CGI effects weren't completely bad). I did prepare my 90 minutes
'Time Warrior' by visiting the movie website, so maybe all those site
quotes created too much expectations with me, like 'A new intense
teenage Sci-fi saga' and above all: 'The movie was planned from the
beginning as a movie franchise. It leaves the door open for a more
powerful sequel to be created in the near future. The movie can
definitely become a huge success and it may lead to the birth of a new
super hero...' Director Rodriguez' twitter account, labeled
@TimeWarriorMov, isn't that successful with 90 tweets & 19 followers...
Bad signs tough, for a 'masterfully produced Sci-fi-action-adventure
feature film, carefully crafted to target the full teenage and gamer
market of ages 12 to 35'...
quotes from: www.timewarriormovie.com
Wow, what can I say... this film is just bad! Bad, bad, bad...
Bad acting - REALLY bad acting, bad, terrible script and really badly thought out as a story.
Seriously, the acting in this was absolutely desperate. Whoever thought the young people and adults in this were good enough to gain a place on movie film, must have had pure rocks in their head. I genuinely couldn't (and still can't) believe that someone would actually hire people this bad at acting. They make Miley Cyrus look like an Oscar winner and that's saying something!
What drugs was the casting person(s) on when they hired this lot? I could normally single people out for bad acting in some films but I didn't have to bother here. They ALL were desperate. Admittedly some stood out far, far worse than others - including the main actor but they were all in the same class obviously when a teacher failed to teach then how to act in front of a camera and speak!
The script was just so badly wrote all the way through, it actually became funny. So convoluted, so much dragging the bottom of the barrel for over used phrases and pauses for dramatic effect. So predictable! It was just, just so desperately bad. No kidding!
The story itself could have been wrote on the back of a postcard - and I suspect it was! Pity when they finished, they didn't post it into the bin...
I tried watching it as I'm a good sci-fi fan but this whole farce was that bad that I found myself forwarding through parts of it - I just couldn't suffer many scenes, they were that crap and far too drawn out.
Unless your into inflicting serious mental pain upon yourself, avoid this one like the total plague. When available on DVD, all I can say is that at least you got an extra table coaster then for your hot drink or glass of beer to rest on. Other than that, use the DVD of this film for frisbee target practice toward the nearest rubbish container.
Just bad, bad, bad...
(P.S. I had to give the film a rating of "one" - sadly there was no "zero" available.)
There are some things being said in the other reviews that I disagree
with, the women in the film are not that bad at acting. The stripper
and the blonde mom actually did a great job. The little sister, who
disappears a little past half way through the film - don't know why,
was pretty good too. All of the men are in great need of acting lessons
or how to hold a towel over one arm while asking "smoking or
non-smoking" before taking people to their tables. The lead was bad and
that is never a good thing. Everyone keeps raving on and on about how
the budget must have been spent on the special effects - OK, so the
Lamborghini, and the other hot sports car, and the helicopter were dirt
cheap to rent right? Without knowing what it cost to rent those cars it
seems it must have been a big part of the budget along with that really
nice house that was featured - unless that was one of the cast
member's. If you are looking for a tidy close you are in for rough
seas; in every direction nothing made sense.
He is supposed to be a Time Warrior but doesn't ever travel time. The plot holes are everywhere - jumps wall without skateboard, gets home has skateboard, sister creepy and into game, sister vanishes from the film, black dust comes out a guys throat - because of why???? And again, no time traveling. I am still trying to cope with the idea that Donkey Kong never has a donkey regardless of the level or the idea that the San Diego Freeway doesn't go to San Diego! I don't need more confusion.
It was way better than Laser Blast, and way worse than Night of the Comet. But don't hate on the women/girls - do hate on the men/bullies/dads/leads, yes, do. The seed of a great concept is in this so it may be worth your watch, just be prepared to pay for that seed with your time and a small part of your brain that will die forever.
Okay so the summary pretty much sums it up. Had this move had a real
budget, or the money that was actually spent on the film been put into
better CG and actors it would have been a hit.
It has a great plot which has not been overdone, however it does drag some in the beginning. If you are going to have a good guy, let him be good and show more of what he is capable of doing rather than running away, let him own the role.
Had this been budgeted properly with better graphics and acting I would have given it a better rating.
If there is to be a followup, which I hope there is, the producers need the aforementioned items.
This movie might have been really good if it had the budget of say transformers but it doesn't. The cgi is week and the worst part is the acting OMG I do not think even the syfy channel would play this movie because the acting is so bad.The only good thing about the movie is the main characters girl friend is hot and his friends mom. Now if there was a shower scene or something I might have given this movie a 4.5 rating but it only makes a 3 in my book. I don't know where they spent 850,000 bucks but it wasn't on the actors.The ends when it just starts to get good, now why is it whenever he travels in time he lands somewhere in war.There was no indication on what the smoke rising out of his friends mouth when he was lying in the hospital, was that his soul leaving him or is he now relieved of his commitment to the game.
There was just very little enjoyable about this movie. And what little
there was, was hardly enough to even remotely keep the movie afloat.
The storyline in "Time Warrior" is about two boys who play a seemingly pirated console game titled Time Warrior: Dark World. And by pledging their souls to the game, they become enlisted by the Lord of War to serve as his soldiers.
It was really hard to buy into the movie and its storyline, especially because the acting was wooden and forced, and the storyline itself was just so far fetched.
And the game was so out of tune, especially since the game didn't at all react to the movement of the controller when the boys were playing the game. And worse yet, the physics of the game was so bad; in the game the gun would be pointing at one target and shoot, but it would be targets to the far left of the screen that would fall down and die. And yet, these boys were so fascinated with the game, all worked up over the gameplay and its graphics. Right...
As for the people on the cast list, well they weren't particularly impressive in their acting, and the result was wooden, forced and staggering. And it was really hard to take the Matt character serious that the helmet of hair on his head.
Also, for some reason then there was being shown random clips of things that had absolutely nothing to do with the movie itself, and stuff that did nothing to further the story of the movie in the least.
"Time Warrior" was, I am sure, a well enough intended attempt at a movie, but the end result was just overly bad. And the only thing that the movie really had working for it was that the armor of this Time Warrior actually looked quite good and was nicely made.
Yes, I actually watched the whole movie, Why? Because I wanted to see
how bad it could really get. The acting was really bad. The actors
seems to have a hard time remembering script. I did not flow. I'm
talking REALLY Bad!
The actor who played Time Warrior was so dull, I would have thought he actually hated his character. No passion, no nothing.
The friend of the Time warrior was so annoying, they could of easily wrote his character out of the script and no-one would of missed him.
The plot could of made a fun movie, but NO Luck!!
The cgi was probably the only half decent part of the movie, but even that was cheesy.
If your a gamer or know someone who games a lot, just skip this movie. Keep on playing the game and don't waste your time on this movie!
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